Webinar Online Supervisor Coaching Lab: Master Your Supervision

Date: Jul 19, 2018
Time: 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM

Virtual Training - Live/Online, July 19, August 16, September 20, October 18, November 29 and December 20

Fee: $119 for MCN members / $160 for nonmembers Register Now!

Mastering your supervision helps create strong employee engagement, high staff morale and great functioning teams. Presenters Lisa Negstad and Debbie Okerlund are teaming up with MCN to offer monthly one-hour virtual supervisor coaching lab sessions to help you master your supervisor skills. Each session is on the third Thursday of the month (with the exception of November) from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Each session will center on a specific supervision topic and will include a mix of teaching and content. These labs will also allow you to immediately apply skills or techniques to your work situation. They are geared towards people who are new to supervision as well as those who want ongoing content to renew their supervision practices. The labs are also relevant for those who supervise volunteers.


  • July 19 from 1 to 2 p.m. – Shifting from Boss to Coach: Conversational Intelligence and Listening

Increase your awareness of the different levels of listening; learn how to develop engaged listening skills to connect, increase trust and improve your conversations with staff.

  • August 16 from 1 to 2 p.m. – Creating a High Functioning Team

Increase your understanding of what makes an effective team and learn practical ways to improve shared leadership within a team.

  • September 20 from 1 to 2 p.m. – Shifting From Boss to Coach: Conversational Intelligence and the Power of Inquiry

Learn useful “drill down questions” and simple strategies to increase staff ownership and confidence in problem solving, tackling challenges and exploring opportunities.

  • October 18 from 1 to 2 p.m. – Managing Former Peers

Explore the challenges of managing former peers and learn ways to successfully develop a new relationship

  • November 29 from 1 to 2 p.m. – Delivering Developmental Feedback

Learn and apply a 5 step process to giving feedback for performance, explore strategies to reduce your dread and ensure feedback conversations are successful. 

  • December 20 from 1 to 2 p.m. – From Performance Evaluation to Performance Learning

Learn about the shift away from annual performance evaluations to ongoing learning conversations.  Gain insight into approaches that increase employee performance.

Event Details

Technology Requirements: This virtual training uses Adobe Connect. Log-in instructions for Adobe Connect including a personalized login link will emailed to you one week before the event begins. If you don’t receive the email, please first check your spam folder, then contact elearning@minnesotanonprofits.org. You will need a computer with a reliable high-speed internet connection. Audio is available via your computer or your phone; choose the audio connection that provides you with the best sound quality.


  • Will the sessions be recorded? Because of the highly interactive nature of these sessions training, which will include ongoing conversation via chat and polls, they will not be recorded.
  • Can registrations be shared? To achieve the best possible learning outcomes during this training, each participant needs to have their own connection to the virtual classroom, which means registrations can't be shared. Participants will be actively engaging with Lisa and Debbie via chat and polls, and thus each needs to have their own keyboard, computer, and connection to the training.
  • I know that Lisa and Debbie offer other trainings through MCN. Do I need to participate in one of those before I sign up for the Supervisor Coaching Lab? While these courses are not prerequisites to signing up for this Supervisor Lab, we also encourage participants to deepen their skills by taking one or all of these trainings.

About the Presenters

Lisa NegstadLisa Negstad is a nonprofit strategist, leadership coach, and 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 groups 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.

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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