Practical Leadership 1.0: Supervising for Employee Engagement

Date: Mar 23, 2017
Time: 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Anderson Center - 305
774 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul

Fee: This session is full. No wait-list available.

Practical LeadershipThis highly interactive and participatory workshop is focused on both the critical skills and the intangible competencies of being an effective supervisor. Grounded in the latest research, this course addresses the key extrinsic factor that organizations can control to increase employee engagement - capable supervisors.

This workshop is one of MCN’s most popular trainings and consistently receives high evaluations. You will leave with tools and ideas that you can immediately implement.

Curriculum Areas:

  • Cultivating self-awareness
  • Introduction to emotional intelligence
  • Holding difficult conversations
  • 6 essential skills of supervision
  • Coach approach to supervision

Learning Outcomes:

  • Acquire basic skills to effectively supervise
  • Better understand the supervisor role and improved confidence at implementing the role
  • Increased comfort at holding difficult conversations, including corrective feedback
  • Gain skills in taking a coach approach to supervision
  • Ideas and solutions tailored to specific questions from participants

Note: We also strongly recommend you take Practical Leadership 2.0: Supervising for Team Engagement. While no material is repeated between the two courses, the curriculum of Practical Leadership 1.0 and 2.0 complements each other.

This session will be offered on March 23, June 29, September 14, and November 16. Please visit the Management Trainings page to register for a different date.

Feedback from Previous Participants

“I loved the workshop format which combined lecture with personal reflection with group interactions. Very dynamic.”

“This is definitely information I will be able to put into practice in my work! Thank you!”

“….nothing is ever “Excellent” – there is always room for improvement, right? Well there wasn’t anything to improve upon – there was the right mix of interaction, reflection, movement and Q and A.”

“The training really was the most practical session I've ever taken on management and supervising.”

Principles & Practices

In addition to the learning highlighted above, this event will address the following practices:

  • HR 11: Nonprofit organizations should provide personnel with clear, current job descriptions, a comprehensive orientation, and the resources they need to produce quality work.
  • HR 14: Nonprofit organizations should create a culture of transparency and open communication where internal information is shared as appropriate. This also includes being open to input from personnel regarding the organization’s activities and results on a continual basis.
  • HR 22: Nonprofit personnel should receive ongoing performance-related feedback and a formal performance evaluation at least annually.
  • LEAD 11: Nonprofit leaders should continually develop the skills, knowledge and abilities of others at all levels of the organization to take on greater responsibility for carrying out the organization’s mission and engaging community members.

Event Details

Calendar: Add this event to your calendar on Outlook or Google.

Food: Coffee and tea will be provided. There will be a lunch break in the middle of the session. You may bring a lunch or purchase one nearby.

Travel: Driving directions are available on Hamline's website.

About the Presenter

Lisa NegstadLisa Negstad, nonprofit strategist, specializes in designing training that uses creative and engaging methods, leverages individual strengths, and produces sustainable learning. A graduate of Yale University’s M.B.A. program and Luther College, Lisa held senior leadership and management positions in several (international and U.S.-based) nonprofit organizations before starting her company, Negstad Consulting, LLC. Lisa has directly supervised over 70 individuals in various types of departments.


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