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Partner Event - Cultivating Thriving Supervisory Relationships

This event is offered in partnership with Minnesota Council of NonprofitsThis is a six-hour virtual training spread over three two-hour sessions, August 15, 16, and 17 from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. EST each day. Sessions will NOT be recorded.

IMPORTANT NOTE: NH Center for Nonprofits members are eligible for the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits member rate of $129 for the series. You will need to create an account to register online and enter code NCN to receive the member discount. You may also register with their fillable form and mail payment. Please contact with registration questions. 

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.


  • 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 workplace
  • 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

About the Presenter

Lisa Negstad
Lisa 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.



Date/Time: Monday, August 15, 2022 - 2:00pm to 4:00 pm
Fees: $129 for members / $169 for not-yet-members

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