Supervising Up

As a student employee, you’re not just being supervised by your boss—you can also play an active role in that relationship and advocate for yourself by supervising up! In this training, you’ll learn strategies for managing your relationship with your supervisor.

We’ll learn from one DU supervisor and her former student employee about how they made their supervisory relationship thrive. Our guests for this conversation are:

Neda Kikhia — Neda joined the DU community once again as the Program Manager for the DU DialogUes program, adding staff to a list of student, campus leader, and alumni. Trained in Community Organizing, Neda looks for opportunities, events, and programming that focus on elevating the voices and stories of people that move folks to action. She is a Colorado local who is passionate about community engagement and its potential to initiate sustainable community change. She is an avid podcast listener, travel enthusiast, and spoken word fanatic.

Manda Wittebort — Manda earned a BA in Developmental Psychology from Rollins College. After graduating she served two years in Baton Rouge schools as a CityYear AmeriCorps member, and then served in the Peace Corps Youth & Families sector. She recently worked at DU in both DU DialogUes and CCESL, while she completed her Master’s in Higher Education to invest in the role higher education has in community(ies) development. As an educator, she is committed to support future leaders in becoming self-aware and socially responsible and is currently living this out as Program Coordinator for Leadership & Service at the University of Florida.