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Practical Leadership 1.0: Cultivating Thriving Supervisory Relationships

Tuesday, March 22, 10:00 AM - Tuesday, March 22, 2022, 12:00 PM
Tuesday, March 22, 2022, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee: $129 for MCN members / $169 for nonmembers

This session is full. The next offering of this session is on May 16.

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.
This workshop 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, March 22, 23, and 24 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. 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
Learning Objectives
•    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

Note: 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, the Association of Kansas Nonprofits, the Maine Association of Nonprofits, and the West Virginia Nonprofit Association. Members of these state associations can register at the MCN member rate with instructions provided by their respective state association. Visit the Events and Registration FAQ page or contact MCN's help desk for questions about registering.

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Speaker Information

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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