Stuck in the Middle – How to Manage Up and Down

1-Hour Breakout Session
Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. ET
ECQ 4: Business Acumen
Attendees Can Earn 1 CPE Credit

Middle managers make up the vast majority of supervisors in government. How do you make sure you aren’t lost in the shuffle but are executing the needs of both your team and your direct supervisors?

Key Takeaway: In this session, you will hear from a government leader about how to effectively manage up and down without losing your marbles. 

Relevant Competencies: Problem Solving, External Awareness


Alex Tremble, Podcast Host, The Executive Appeal

Alex is an award-winning speaker, author, and leadership expert who has over a decade of experience coaching and advising some of our nation’s most senior-level government leaders. He is also the host of The Executive Appeal podcast, which is focused on providing ambitious leaders with the leadership and career advancement skills required to excel as senior and executive leaders.

Alex began his career managing three government-wide senior leadership development programs, and quickly went on to establish the Tremble Influence Academy, while publishing two bestselling books (“Reaching Senior Leadership: 10 Growth Strategies Every Government Leader Should Know” and “The GPS Guide to Success”) geared towards helping leaders gain influence and attain career success. Alex is a Leadership Center for Excellence 40 under 40 honoree and is passionate and committed to helping our leaders across the world reach their highest potential; personally, and professionally. In addition to his speaking, he serves as the Chief Culture Officer for America’s second-largest national conservation corps; American Conservation Experience. Alex received his Bachelor’s degree in sociology and psychology from William Penn University and his Master’s degree in industrial and organizational psychology from the University of Baltimore. Please visit to gain the tools and strategies you need to reach your leadership and career goals.

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