This offering is now full and we cannot accept any more registrants. Additionally there is no waitlist. Please register for the September offering of this event.
Effectively carrying out a supervisor role is more "art" than science. Often, managers are left on their own to try and figure out how to implement their supervisor duties. Unskilled supervision can create organizational cultures that are ineffective at best and “toxic” at worst. When supervisors understand the expectations of their role, they are able to supervise in a way that fosters healthy working relationships with each employee that reports to them. This, in turn, creates thriving, inclusive organizational cultures.
This highly interactive virtual training provides participants with immediately implementable tools and strategies and is one of MCN’s most popular trainings, consistently receiving high evaluations.
This is a six-hour virtual training spread over three two-hour sessions, June 15, 16, and 17 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. central each day.
- Cultivating self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- Understanding privilege and power in your supervisor role
- Holding difficult conversations
- Six essential skills of supervision
- Coach approach to supervision
- Better understand the competencies of the supervisor role and have improved confidence in implementing the role
- Cultivate self-awareness and accountability for avoiding toxic behaviors in the work place
- Increase comfort at holding a range of conversations, including developmental feedback
- Learn strategies for helping employees solve their own challenges
- Build awareness of when to use coaching in the supervisor role
- Receive an introduction to the fundamental components of coaching - listening and inquiry
We also strongly recommend you take Practical Leadership 2.0: Supervising for Team Engagement. While no material is repeated between the two courses, the curriculum of Practical Leadership 1.0 and 2.0 complements each other.
This event is done in partnership with the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, Common Good Vermont, the Kansas Nonprofit Centre, the Kentucky Nonprofit Network, the Maine Association of Nonprofits (MANP), and the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands (NAM). Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, Common Good Vermont, Kansas Nonprofit Centre, Kentucky Nonprofit Network, MANP, and NAM members can register at the MCN member rate with instructions provided by their respective state association. Visit the Events and Registration FAQ page
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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.