Navigating Your Career Goals when Your Boss Works Elsewhere

Technology and globalization have changed how teams work together. Gone are the days when everyone sits in the same location within sight of each other. Remote work, virtual teams and flexible work arrangements have enable teams from different geographies to come together in new and innovative ways. As an ambitious professional, this provides challenges when your boss and/or colleagues are situated elsewhere. How do you advance your career path? How do you make decision-makers aware of your professional value so you can advance in your organization? How do you navigate difficult conversations when misunderstandings occur? How do you create a visible, influential presence when you aren’t in the room? This session is designed to provide the participants with practical proven skills for positively elevating their professional visibility for career advancement. During the session participants will practice remote work techniques for effectively communicating their professional value; establishing a strong professional reputation and developing/maintaining critical stakeholder relationships over distance. In addition, participants will learn techniques for setting appropriate boundaries with key stakeholders for greater personal/professional health and satisfaction.




Mari Anne Snow is founder and CEO of Sophaya, a RI-based virtual company that specializes in the design and delivery of custom business skills training, team-building, custom eLearning content and executive coaching for companies with remote, dispersed and/or virtual teams. Mari Anne is a faculty member at Bryant’s Executive Development Center focused on leadership and a former adjunct professor of digital strategy at Bentley and Suffolk Universities. Before leaving the corporate world to start her own company in 2009, Mari Anne was a corporate executive with State Street in Boston where she designed and built a global learning university that provided professional development opportunities to 28,000 employees in 32 countries.


Date and Time:  
October 11, 2017
6:00 - 8:30 PM


5:50-6:10pm: Registration, mingling, and pizza
6:10-6:30pm: Facilitated networking
6:30-8:00pm: Workshop
8:00-8:30pm: Optional networking


Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, 415 Main Street, Monadnock Room, Cambridge, MA 02142

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We appreciate The Broad Institute donating the use of their event space.  



Members: $20; Non-Members: $50