Communicating With Executives, Supervisors, and Managers: Selling Your Ideas up the Chain of Command

1:45-2:45 PM ET/10:45-11:45 AM PT – Breakout Session Round 2

Since none of us are the head honcho in charge of our entire organization, we all must advocate our ideas to someone above us in the org chart. And that can be incredibly difficult and intimidating. In this breakout session, our expert will share how to sell your ideas up the chain of command.

Key Takeaway: From this session, you will know how to better communicate and pitch your ideas to executives and senior staff.

Relevant Competencies: Leading People


Chief DEIA Officer at NASA. Senior executive and change agent offering more than 20 years of seasoned leadership for govt agencies in diverse industries. Selected as a member of the 2018 Top Women in Tech by FedScoop.

Extensive experience overseeing all functional aspects of daily operations for multimillion-dollar organizations, with specialized experience in Change Management and Human Capital Management. Responsibilities include Operations Strategy, Budget Management, HR/Diversity & Inclusion, Communications Management, Facilities Management, Inventory Management, Training and Development, Program Management, Process Improvements, and Compliance.

Budget Management: Proven track record of success overseeing budget planning, formulation, and justification. Manage a $19 Million budget as Chief of Staff / Director of Operations for the United States Digital Service at the White House.

Process Improvements: Demonstrated ability to lead and implement process improvements that improve efficiency and reduce costs. Managed stakeholders who sparked creation of a Digital Sub-Committee that led a digital transformation within the IRS and helped the organization move taxpayer interactions from in-person meetings and phone calls to online transactions.

Employee Management: Extensive experience providing leadership to teams of 200+ staff and implementing new HR strategies that improve overall employee retention, engagement, and performance.