STAREAST 2020 Concurrent Session : How to Lead Without Authority


Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

How to Lead Without Authority

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Do you need to lead a project but have no level of authority? Is this the first time leading a project, but not sure where to start? Are you interested in potentially being a leader, but wondering what it takes? Leadership can come from many different roles within a company—regardless of title. Everyone wants to be the leader, but it’s not as easy as it appears. Parts of leading projects or teams can be challenging and at times requires tough conversations. Whether you are within IT or in another department, join Jolene for this session to learn tips to effectively lead a project through an organization without having direct reports or authority. Better understand how to influence, mentor, coach and direct regardless of your title and leave with new perspectives and ideas on how to be an great leader regardless of your title, position or authority level.

Delta Dental of Wisconsin

Jolene Trzebiatowski is the Quality Assurance Analyst in Software Test Automation at Delta Dental of Wisconsin, a leading provider of dental insurance in the state of Wisconsin. Her current primary focus is leading a test automation initiative involving multiple departments throughout the company. In a short matter of time, she has lead a team that created an automated testing framework, documented test processes, and wrote automated tests with viewable results.