Webinar Multi-part Virtual Training: Supervising for Employee Engagement

Date: Apr 23, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Virtual Training - Live/Online, April 23, 24, 25

Fee: $129 for MCN members / $169 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 virtual training provides participants with immediately implementable tools and strategies.

This workshop 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 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: Supervising for Team Engagement. While no material is repeated between the two courses, the curriculum of Practical Leadership 1.0 and 2.0 complements each other. This virtual training will be offered three times in 2019: January 29-31, April 23-25 and October 15-17. Please visit the Management Trainings page to register for a different date.


This training will be spread over three sessions on April 23, 24, and 25. Each of the three sessions will be from 10 a.m. - noon.

Feedback from Previous Participants

“Lisa did an excellent job of keeping folks active with varying activities, videos, and chats. The handbook that was provided was also a great resource.”

“The trainer did a great job presenting a lot of information in a way that allows for multiple learning styles.”

“Please don't stop training! This was awesome! 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.


  • What if I have a conflict with one of the three parts?
    Each session builds upon the previous session. Therefore, if you have a conflict with one or more of the parts, we recommend not registering for this training. Consider registering for one of the other virtual trainings in 2019: January 29-31, April 23-25 and October 15-17.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.  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.

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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