Transitioning From Peer to Manager or SupervisorM


Women In Leadership


One of the more difficult career situations is being promoted from within a department to become the manager of that group. Becoming the boss is an exciting transition, but it can also be a nerve-wracking one. This is especially true if you are now managing people who used to be your peers. You need to establish your credibility and authority, while building trust with your team.

Making the move from co-worker to department manager can be a tricky transition. Hear from industry veterans Sara Jensen and Diane Poljak as they share tips and insights based on their experiences navigating internal promotions at their companies.

During this webinar, attendees will learn

  • What you should consider if you are interested in an internal promotion, and how to be successful in this transition
  • How to manage your former peer colleagues
  • Communication strategies and leadership tactics you can use as you grow into a new role to help establish trust with your team
  • Which professional development resources provide guidance on transitioning to a management role


Sara Jensen, vice president, business development, Innovative Employee Solutions
Diane Poljak, ARM, senior vice president, staffing and PEO practice leader, Assurance

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