Practical Leadership 1.0: Supervising for Employee Engagement - Multi-part Virtual Training

Tuesday, February 11, 10:00 AM - Thursday, February 13, 2020, 12:00 PM
Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join each day from 10 a.m. to Noon CT: February 11, 12, and 13
Virtual TrainingLive - Online
Fee: $129 for MCN members / $169 for nonmembers
Effectively 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. You will receive with tools and ideas that you can immediately implement.

This is a six-hour virtual training spread over three two-hour sessions: February 11, 12, and 13 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. CT each day. 
During this training, you will:
  • Better understand the competencies of the supervisor role and have improved confidence in implementing the role,
  • Cultivate self-awareness and accountability for avoiding toxic behaviors in the work place,
  • Increase your 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, and 
  • Receive an introduction to the fundamental components of coaching - listening and inquiry.
Curriculum Areas:
  • Cultivating self-awareness
  • Introduction to emotional intelligence
  • Holding difficult conversations
  • Six essential skills of supervision
  • Coach approach to supervision
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.

Participant feedback 

“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.”

Technology requirements

This training is hosted in Adobe Connect. You will need a computer with a reliable high-speed internet connection to participate in the training. (While Adobe Connect does have a mobile app, its functionality is limited and does not support all the engagement tools that we use during virtual trainings. Therefore, we do not recommend using a smartphone or tablet to view the training.)

Audio is available via your computer or your phone; choose the audio connection that provides you with the best sound quality. Please note: Using your computer for audio can sometimes negatively affect your experience, particularly if your Wi-Fi signal is not strong or your broadband connection is slow. Therefore, we highly recommend that you have access to a phone which can serve as a back-up audio method during the training. We cannot issue refund or reschedule a training for you if you are not prepared with a back-up audio method (phone).

Information about how to log into this training will emailed to you at least two days before it begins. If you don’t receive this email, please first check your spam folder, then contact


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. It will be offered several times in-person and online in 2020, so alternate offerings may work better for your schedule.
Will the session 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. 

About the trainer

Lisa NegstadLisa Negstad consults with a diverse clientele of nonprofits, philanthropies, and government in leadership and organizational development. 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 think systemically and improve their shared leadership skills. Before starting her own consulting firm, Lisa held senior leadership and management position in several international and US-based nonprofit organizations. Lisa has an M.B.A. from Yale and a B.A. in psychology from Luther College and is certified as a Human Systems Dynamics professional. Lisa, an ongoing learner of cultural agility, brings a strong value of inclusion and participatory processes to her training.

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