Practical Leadership 1.0: Supervising for Employee Engagement

Date: Feb 6, 2018
Time: 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Where:

MCN Nonprofit Training Center
2314 University Ave. W., Suite 20, St. Paul

Fee: $125 for MCN Members / $160 for Nonmembers Register Now!
 

Practical LeadershipEffectively carrying out a supervisor role is more "art" than science. Often, managers are left on their own to try and figure out how to implement their supervisor duties. Yet skilled supervisors are the primary extrinsic factor that creates strong employee engagement and performance. This highly interactive workshop provides participants with immediately implementable tools and strategies.

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:

  • Better understand the competencies of the supervisor role and improved confidence in implementing the role
  • Cultivate self-awareness and accountability for avoiding toxic behaviors in the work place
  • Increase comfort at holding a range of conversations, including developmental feedback 
  • Learn strategies for helping employees solve their own challenges
  • Build awareness of when to use coaching in the supervisor role
  • Receive an introduction to the fundamental components of coaching - listening and inquiry

Note: We also strongly recommend you take Practical Leadership 2.0: Building Engaged Teams. 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 February 6, April 17, September 13, and November 28. 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 an effort to support nonprofits in fulfilling their missions, this workshop will help to focus your work on 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

Food: Coffee, tea and a light snack 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 and transit options are available on MCN's website.

About the Presenter

Lisa NegstadLisa Negstad is a nonprofit strategist, leadership coach, organizational-development advisor with diverse clientele in the nonprofit, philanthropic and public sectors. Believing anyone can be a leader, Lisa lives in two worlds: traditional hierarchies, where she helps managers excel in their role, and collective teams, where she helps group improve their shared leadership skills. Bridging cultures to empower others has been at the heart of Lisa's career - both through her international NGO work and now with Negstad Consulting. Lisa has an M.B.A. from Yale and a B.A. in psychology from Luther College. Lisa has directly supervised over 70 individuals in various types of departments and organizations.

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