Professional Development: Managing Up with Karen James Chopra

  • November 6, 2015
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Professional Development Committee
of the Association of Women in International Trade

invite you to 

Managing Up: From Your First Boss to the Board of Directors


Karen James Chopra, LPC, MCC, NCC


Karen James Chopra

Our bosses determine almost everything about a job—whether we are successful, whether we are promoted, whether we are happy to come to work, or dread it. Managing the relationship with our supervisors is a critical workplace skill, from dealing with our first boss to handling the board of directors for our organization. Managing upwards is not a power struggle, manipulation, playing office politics, or smooching backsides. It is the ability to analyze the needs, expectations and quirks of your boss and your organization and adapt your behavior to be a successful professional in that environment.

Whether it’s your boss or your board that is driving you crazy, this lunchtime workshop will give you a framework for thinking about how to work in your unique environment, and give you some new tools to manage your boss (or your board) more effectively.

The presenter, Karen James Chopra, LPC, MCC, NCC, is a career counselor and therapist in private practice in Washington, D.C. She specializes in career management and workplace negotiations, helping clients navigate the complex twists and turns that every career experiences. Over her 16 years in private practice, she has worked with hundreds of clients on career exploration, job search and career management issues.

Prior to entering the career counseling field, Karen spent 10 years working for the U.S. Government in the trade policy arena, first at the Department of Commerce and then at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

She received her Masters in Community Counseling for the George Washington University, her Masters of Science in Foreign Service for Georgetown University and her B.A. from the University of Virginia.

Twitter: @ChopraCareers

Note: This is a “brown bag” event, so bring your lunch! Cookies and soft drinks will be provided, courtesy of Miller & Chevalier Chartered.

Date & Time:
Friday, November 6, 2015
12 noon – 1:00 PM

Miller & Chevalier Chartered
1450 G Street NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005
Metro: Metro Center (Red, Orange/Blue/Silver)

WIIT Members: free
Non-WIIT Members: $25

Event fees are due at the time of registration, and are non-refundable. Online registration closes on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 10 AM. 

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1450 G Street NW, Suite 900, Metropolitan Square Building, Washington, D.C., 20005


Metro: Metro Center (Red, Orange/Blue/Silver)
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Directions:  There are entrances to the Metropolitan Square building on four sides of the city block.  The best entrance to use is on G Street, between 14th and 15th Streets. As you enter the building, go to the G Street side.
Parking: An independently managed parking garage is located at the Metropolitan Square building.  The entrance is on G Street between 14th and 15th streets.  The Willard Hotel also operates a parking garage, on F Street between 14th and 15th Streets, NW.  Please note that parking is limited at times.