Ask a Chief of Staff: Parachuting In & Delegating Out

Wednesday, July 21, 9:00 AM PT // 1 hour

When most people hear “chief of staff,” they think of government officials. But the chief of staff role has quietly been gaining traction in the private sector too.

From CEOs of global corporations to founders of growing startups, leaders look to chiefs of staff to help them orchestrate cross-functional projects, manage communication streams, and make effective decisions.

Join us for our Ask a Chief of Staff series, where chiefs of staff and thought leaders will discuss helpful strategies for navigating the nuances of this unique role.

In this session, Clara Ma, Program Director of On Deck’s Chief of Staff Fellowship, will moderate a panel of fellowship alumni and chiefs of staff Ellise McDonald of Wise Systems, Kevin Dious of Reddit, and Matt Donne of Spring Discovery. They’ll discuss how to gain context when you’re dropped into a project, make your voice heard, and get buy-in when delegating tasks.