Coaching Skills for Leaders and Managers

Date: Jun 28, 2018
Time: 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
2314 University Ave. W., Suite 20, St. Paul

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

Learn the practical methods of a coaching approach. Managing people takes time and unique skills; using a coaching approach brings immediate benefits. The course is relevant and useful for executive directors and C.E.O.s, department chairs, program managers, supervisors and educators. This interactive, skills-practice workshop gives leaders and managers constructive tools to engage and energize staff to take initiative, problem-solve with confidence and do their best work.

Learn and practice:

  • A solid four-point framework for all coaching conversations
  • The components of a coaching mindset
  • Four primary coaching skills
  • The training lays the groundwork to help you:
  • Determine situations when coaching is appropriate for helping others reach a higher level of performance
  • Balance instructive and facilitative styles of leadership so that the employee or peer partnership bring better results
  • Use four key skills as a foundation for helping others develop better thinking and more task ownership
  • Use coaching for performance empowerment, enhancement and improvement through on the job development
  • Move people through challenges, decisions, lack of motivation or confidence to higher levels of performance
  • Leave conversations with clarity and agreement
  • Create all-round better organizational communication

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn how to master techniques to listen at an engaged level;
  2. Learn to use the skill of inquiry to draw forth best thinking from others; and
  3. Learn how to master techniques to add value to every conversation.

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 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.
  • LEAD 16: Nonprofit leaders should demonstrate the behaviors they expect of their colleagues.
  • LEAD 19: Nonprofit leaders should allow for and encourage questions and reflections on the organization’s strategies, effectiveness and ability to change.
  • VOL 13: Nonprofits should structure their volunteer program so that each volunteer has a direct connection with an identified supervisor and receives a level of support and supervision appropriate for their role.
  • VOL 16: Volunteers should receive ongoing performance-related feedback and a formal performance evaluation at a level appropriate to their involvement in the organization. They also should have the opportunity to provide feedback to the organization.

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.

Continuing Education: Minnesota Council of Nonprofits is an approved provider, #1028, for continuing education by the Minnesota Board of Social Work. This program has been designed to meet the continuing education criteria for the Minnesota Board of Social Work for 6.0 credit hours in supervision. Social workers may request a certificate of attendance following the event on-site or via email.

About the Presenter

Debbie OkerlundDebbie Okerlund, executive coach & trainer, coaches leaders, facilitates coaching groups and conducts trainings on coaching skills, transformational communication and team facilitation. She has partnered with leaders to navigate organizational challenges from over 150 nonprofit organizations since 2001.

Debbie has 25-years’ experience as a leader and manager including 14 years as executive director in a nonprofit organization. She is a certified practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®, has Authenticity Consulting certification in peer-coaching group facilitation and is licensed to train in Coaching Skills for Managers and Leaders by author and coach, Judith Wilson. Debbie completed advanced training with the Thomas Leonard Graduate School of Coaching and the Coaches Training Institute, is currently enrolled in Conversational Intelligence for Coaches certification program, and has a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin.

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