Practical Leadership 2.0: Supervising for Team Engagement - Multi-part Virtual Training

Wednesday, July 15, 10:00 AM - Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 12:00 PM
Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join each day: July 15, 22, and 29, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. CT
Virtual TrainingLive - 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. 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: July 15, 22, and 29 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. CT each day. 
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.


This six-hour training will be spread over three sessions on July 15, 22, and 29. Each of the three sessions will be from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Central Time.

Feedback from Past 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 my team."


  • 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 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.

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

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.

Check out these related events