Practical Leadership 2.0

Building Engaged Teams

Wednesday, October 21, 02:00 PM - Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 09:00 PM
Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 02:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
2314 University Ave. W, Suite 20
St. PaulMN
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."

Principles & Practices

Principles & Practices for Nonprofit ExcellenceIn an effort to support nonprofits in fulfilling their missions, this workshop will help to focus your work on the following practices from the Principles & Practices for Nonprofit Excellence:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • LEAD 19: Nonprofit leaders should allow for and encourage questions and reflections on the organization’s strategies, effectiveness and ability to change.

Event Details

Food: Coffee, tea, and a light snack will be provided. There will be a lunch break in the middle of the session. You may bring a lunch or purchase one nearby.

Travel: Driving directions and transit options are available on MCN's website.

About the Presenter

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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