Sharpening your supervision helps create strong employee engagement, high staff morale, and great functioning teams. Lisa Negstad and Debbie Okerlund are teaming up with MCN to offer monthly one-hour virtual supervisor coaching lab sessions to help you amplify your supervisor skills. Each session is on the second Thursday of the month from 2 - 3 p.m. central (with the exception of April which is on the fourth Thursday and May which is on the third Thursday).
Each session will center on a specific supervision topic and will include a mix of teaching and interaction. These labs will allow you to immediately apply skills or techniques to your work situation. They are geared towards people who are new to supervision as well as those who want ongoing content to renew their supervision practices. The labs are also relevant for those who supervise volunteers.
The topics for this series are:
February 11 — Onboarding
Examine the process of bringing new staff into your organization, explore why it is important and identify essentials for retention and success.
March 11 — Supervising Remotely
Discuss barriers of remote supervision and discover methods to create healthy working relationships even if you aren’t able to meet and work together in person.
April 22 — Meeting management and facilitation
Tackle and decrease meeting fatigue and dread; Learn tools to facilitate productive, focused, energizing meetings.
May 20 — Effective 1:1 Conversations
Learn practical tools for one of the most effective practices for supervisors: regular one-on-one conversations
June 10 — Transforming Difficult Conversations
Learn a process for transforming a potentially difficult conversation into an opportunity for understanding and growth.
July 8 — How to engage employees
Explore why employee engagement is such a complex topic and learn practical, concrete ways you can improve employee engagement.
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.
is executive coach, trainer, and principal of Lead With Agility LLC. She values connection and warmth in partnering with managers, supervisors, educators, and nonprofit executives whose aspirations are to develop resilience and agility as leaders. Debbie provides compelling, practical tools that inspire self-awareness, build trust in your communication practices, and create a truly inclusive organizational culture. She trains and facilitates peer-coaching groups with a focus on coaching skills, transformational communication, and conversational intelligence.
Debbie has 25-years’ experience as a leader and facilitator including 14 years as an executive director in a nonprofit organization. She is certified in Conversational Intelligence, Peer-Coaching Group Facilitation, and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.