Practical Leadership 2.0 - Virtual Training

Building Engaged Teams

Tuesday, April 07, 09:00 AM - Tuesday, April 07, 2020, 04:00 PM
Tuesday, April 07, 2020, 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Virtual Training - Live/Online
Fee: $129 for MCN members / $169 for nonmembers

Many 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.

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

In this in-person 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.

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 Practical Leadership 2.0 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 teams in new ways."

Technology Requirements

This training is hosted in Adobe Connect. You will need a computer with a reliable high-speed internet connection to view 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.)

You will also need a phone as you will be interacting with the trainer and other participants via voice; you can’t use a computer speakers/microphone to participate in this training.

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

Speaker Information

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 positions in several international and U.S.-based nonprofit organizations. Lisa has an MBA 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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