Webinar Online Supervisor Coaching Lab: Master Your Supervision

Date: Jan 17, 2019
Time: 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM

Virtual Training - Live/Online: January 17, February 21, March 21, April 18, May 16, and June 20

Fee: $129 for MCN members / $169 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 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 interaction. These labs will 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.


  • January 17 from 1 to 2 p.m. – Effective One-on-One Conversations

Learn practical tools for one of the most effective practices for supervisors: regular one-on-one conversations.

  • February 21 from 1 to 2 p.m. – Transforming Difficult Conversations

Learn a process for transforming a potentially difficult conversation into an opportunity for growth.

  • March 21 from 1 to 2 p.m. – Supervising Remotely

Discover methods to overcome the barriers that remote supervision creates and learn how to build healthy working relationships even if you aren’t able to meet and work together in person.

  • April 18 from 1 to 2 p.m. – Meeting Management and Facilitation

Understand the difference between running and facilitating a meeting and learn tools to facilitate productive, focused, energizing meetings.

  • May 16 from 1 to 2 p.m. – How to Engage Employees

Explore why employee engagement is such a complex topic and learn practical, concrete ways you can improve employee engagement.

  • June 20 from 1 to 2 p.m. – Onboarding

Understand the essentials needed to develop a successful process to bring new staff into your organization.

Event Details

Technology Requirements: These sessions are hosted in Adobe Connect. 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.

When you register, you will receive a registration confirmation. Then specific instructions about how to log into each session will emailed to you one week before the first session begins. If you don’t receive this email with instructions, please first check your spam folder, then contact elearning@minnesotanonprofits.org.


  • 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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