Transferable Skills

Managing Up/Down as a Science Program Officer in a Nonprofit

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?

Management is an important skill, in both directions. Often you need to learn how to have influence even when you have no authority. I see it more as leadership - your ability to influence, motivate and enable people -- who may or may not be your direct reports.

What specific skills are part of how you apply this transferable skill?
  • Ability to manage others
  • Dealing with conflict
  • Negotiating difficult conversations
  • Seeking advice from advisors and mentors
  • Training and mentoring individuals

How else do you use this transferable skill?
inspiring people, executing/delivering

Upcoming Events


Manage Up: Using the Interview to Avoid a Toxic Position

Date: October 6, 2022
Time: 1:30 - 3 p.m. PT

Getting feedback on your faculty application materials

Date: October 10, 2022
Time: 1 - 4 p.m. PT

Assess yourself: How inclusive are you at work/in the lab?

Date: October 11, 2022
Time: 12 - 1:30 p.m.