Now You're the Boss

Dec 9, 2022, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Thursday, December 1, 2022
$95 ($75 OSU employees)
Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Building 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus, OH 43210
Jennifer Pettibone

“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good [people] to do what he/she wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” -Theodore Roosevelt

Congratulations, you’re advancing in your career.  Yesterday, you were a co-worker with your peers, and now you’re their boss.  You are now responsible for the development of your former co-workers and the success of your department. 

What do you need to do to make a successful transition to your new position?  What pitfalls may you be facing?  Do you know everything that is expected of you?  What have you done to prepare for your new position? 

Participants in this workshop will:

  • Create strategies to make a successful transition from co-worker to boss
  • Identify what to do first as the new boss
  • Identify tools you can use to ensure your success in your new position


Facilitated by Tom Stewart and Beth Flynn, this workshop is vital for people who are in a new leadership role, aspiring to advance their career, or as a refresher for current bosses. Tom is an adjunct professor in the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership, and retired from WBNS Channel 10 TV as the General Manager.


Please note, if you are unable to attend you may send someone else in your place. Cancellations made prior to the day of the workshop will be refunded minus a $5 cancellation fee. No refunds will be made for no-shows/cancellations the day of the workshop. Certificates of participation are available for individuals seeking professional development hours. If you have questions, contact the OSU Leadership Center at 614-292-3114 or e-mail Jennifer Pettibone


If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please contact Jennifer Pettibone at or 614-292-3114. Requests made 10 days prior to the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.  In person workshops venues are wheelchair accessible.  Automated captions will be available to all virtual participants and the Zoom platform is accessible.  Click here for the accessibility form.