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Monday, January 23 • 3:15pm - 5:00pm
Managing Through Organizational Upheaval

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Working together and in organizations gives us the knowledge, the resources, and the motivation often to accomplish the ambitious work we undertake. However, working with others or within organizations can also be the source of many of our biggest barriers (personal or otherwise) to our goals as well.  

This session for fellows in their first year is designed to help you weather the changes and challenges that may come in your respective organizations, irrespective of the form they take. We will offer our advice for staying anchored amidst challenges, collectively action plan around some challenges common to fellows, and ultimately workshop some of your own challenges with your peers.

Please take approximately 20-30 minutes to do some light reflective writing on the below 3 questions. You do not have to answer all of the questions, but please answer at least one. We don’t expect you to write any more than half a page, and we would discourage you from going further than that.
Please submit your response here by Wednesday, January 11th.    
  • Think about a challenge you’re experiencing at work that you’d like some support thinking through. What is frustrating you, and what is it getting in the way of?
  • What is a challenge that faced at work (either this role, or a prior one) that you’re proud of how you overcame it? What happened, what did you do, and what was the result?
  • Think about a time you gave comfort or advice to someone else experiencing a work challenge (colleague, partner, classmate, mentee). What was the problem they were facing (in broad terms)? What did you tell them? How did things go for them after that?

Session Resources:

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Rebecca Marshall

Senior Manager, SDP, Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard
Rebecca is the education programs manager at the Center for Education Policy Research (CEPR) at Harvard University. In this role, she manages the Strategic Data Project Fellowship, which works with education agencies to find and train data leaders to uncover trends, measure solutions... Read More →

Monday January 23, 2023 3:15pm - 5:00pm EST