Navigating Institutional Politics

A how-to on navigating institutional politics isn’t typically included in the onboarding process for a new job, but it is a skill that can make or break your time at an institution. Particularly as you work to grow a collegiate recovery program, you will need the ability to navigate these sometimes-complicated waters in order to convince the right people to provide the support you will need to achieve institutionalization and sustainability.

Although this guide is far from all-encompassing, it is the hope of TYR that through this toolkit, we can provide you with some food for thought, some questions to ponder, and a few tips and tricks to start leveraging your assets to produce change on your campus.