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Practical Leadership 3.0: Leading in Complexity

Tuesday, April 28, 10:00 AM - Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 11:30 AM
Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Join monthly from April through September 2020
Virtual TrainingLive - Online
Fee: $189 for MCN members / $269 for nonmembers
What keeps you up at night? 

No matter how good you are, if you are a supervisor, you have some challenging problems that don't go away with the lights go out. Conflicts erupt on your team. You have the pressures of too much workload for you and your staff, managing cashflow, lots of staff turnover, difficult office politics and community concerns. These all require adaptive leadership. 

Lisa Negstad has trained thousands of supervisors to respond to normal challenges of day-to-day change. Now, she is partnering with Glenda Eoyang of Human Systems Dynamics Institute to help you cope with the complex challenges you face in your VUCA (volatile, unpredictable, complex, and ambiguous environment). 

During this training, which is offered as a series of six monthly 90-minute sessions, Lisa and Glenda will provide you with frameworks and tools to improve your ability to supervise others in a constantly changing and uncertain environment. Each session is on the fourth Tuesday of the month from April to September 2020 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Central Time (with the exception of September which is on the fifth Tuesday).

Bring your toughest challenges and join Lisa and Glenda as you:
• Learn and practice tools and strategies for how to work in situations with a lot of uncertainty and even chaos, 
• Discover the difference between tame and wicked problems, and
• Explore the sources and forces of complexity and how to work in constant change.

You will:
• Relieve stress for yourself and your staff when you feel more competent,
• Prepare for a future that you can't predict or control, and
• Build your own story about change and how your team will thrive through it.
 
The registration fee includes all six sessions. When you register, reserve all six dates on your calendar (from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. CT each day): April 28, May 26, June 23, July 28, August 25, and September 29.


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 elearning@minnesotanonprofits.org.
 

FAQS

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 trainers

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. 
  
 
glenda eoyangDr. Glenda Eoyang works with public, nonprofit and private organizations to help them thrive in the face of overwhelming complexity and uncertainty. She is a pioneer in the field of human systems dynamics (HSD), which she founded. Through Human Systems Dynamic Institute, Glenda uses her models and methods to help others see patterns in the chaos that surrounds them, understand the patterns in simple and powerful ways, and take practical steps to shift chaos into order. Her clients include Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Oxfam International, Canada School of Public Service, Cargill, Fraser Health Authority (BC), and Roche/Genentech.  Glenda’s latest book, with co-author Royce Holladay, is Adaptive Action: Leveraging Uncertainty in Your Organization (Stanford University Press, April 2013).

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