Managing Without Authority: Leading Cross-Functional Teams

Wednesday, October 16 | 11:45AM–12:30PM CT | W185d, Level 1
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Interactive Presentation
IT professionals often find themselves leading teams of people who are not their direct reports, all of whom have other priorities and performance expectations beyond the team's objective. This session aims to provide some ideas and best practices for managing these teams while fostering professional partnerships across the campus.

Outcomes: Get buy-in from various campus constituents on multiple aspects of the assignment/project* Learn how to set clear expectations in a respectful, consensus-driven way * Understand intrinsic and extrinsic motivations and how to use those wisely * Apply appropriate methodologies for celebrating achievements throughout

This session was recorded as part of the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference 2019 and can be accessed by full conference attendees and those who register separately for access. Click here for more information.


  • Miranda Carney-Morris

    Director of Educational Technology, Lewis & Clark College
  • Llew Richards

    Project Manager, Lewis & Clark College
  • Liz Young

    Enterprise Applications Administrator/Developer, Lewis & Clark College

Resources & Downloads

  • Transcript

    170 KB, pdf - Updated on 1/21/2024
  • Recording

    Updated on 1/21/2024
  • Managing Without Authority

    Updated on 12/11/2019