Webinar Virtual Training: Practical Leadership 2.0: Building Engaged Teams

Date: Dec 4, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

 Virtual Training - Live/Online, December 4, 11, 18

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

Practical LeadershipMany work environments are increasingly complex and uncertain, requiring high functioning teams. Effective teamwork and collaboration needs to be cultivated and given regular attention. This workshop helps team leaders develop shared leadership among team members and provides concrete tools for improving collaboration between team members.

In this six-hour virtual training, we’ll cover these topics and more:

•    Engaged team characteristics
•    Relationship System Intelligence
•    Co-creating effective team agreements
•    Cultivating trust among team members
•    Supervisor role in fostering engaged teams

Through this training, team leaders will:
•    Increase their understanding of the team as a separate entity that needs care and attention,
•    Acquire methods of creating shared accountability within teams,
•    Learn latest research about what creates engaged teams, and
•    Gain skills in airing and resolving conflicts within a team.

This workshop is designed specifically for team leaders. It is one of MCN’s most popular trainings and consistently receives high evaluations. Previously only available as a six-hour in-person training, we are now also offering it as a virtual training spread over three two-hour sessions. You will receive tools and ideas that you can immediately implement.

This training is limited to 30 participants.


This training will be spread over three sessions on December 4, 11 and 18. Each of the three sessions will be from 10 a.m. to noon.

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

Feedback from Previous Participants

"From start to finish, this was not only completely relevant and useful to my everyday supervision experience, it sparked ideas and inspiration. The presentation was also great!"

"Lisa's expertise and passion for the subject made the training super informative and engaging. Examples and tools were very relevant to my needs as a supervisor and I left with clear ideas of ways I can approach working with my team."

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 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.
  • 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 19: Nonprofit leaders should allow for and encourage questions and reflections on the organization’s strategies, effectiveness and ability to change.

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. You will also need access to a phone line as audio will only be available via phone.

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.


  • What if I have a conflict with one of the three dates?
    Each session builds upon the previous session. Therefore, if you have a conflict with one or more of the sessions, we recommend registering for a different offering; in 2019, we will hold this virtual training in June and December. We also offer this as an in-person training in our St. Paul office. See the MCN Events and Trainings calendar for all of the 2018 in-person and virtual offerings of this training.
  • Will the sessions be recorded?
    Because of the highly interactive nature of this training, which will include ongoing conversation via chat and polls, it will not be recorded. Instead, materials summarizing the lessons will be provided.
  • 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 the trainer via chat and polls, and thus each needs to have their own keyboard, computer, and connection to the training.
  • I have more questions about this training; who should I contact?
    Email Sondra Reis, director of e-Learning.

About the Presenter

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.

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