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NDANO offers live in-person and online learning opportunities for nonprofits, often with partners. Members receive discounted rates on all NDANO events. All times are Central unless otherwise indicated.

Do you have a learning opportunity or event for North Dakota nonprofits to add to our calendar? Email NDANO with the details.

Coaching Skills for Supervisors (2-Part Online Course)

Thursday, March 5, 2020
12:00 pm1:30 pm
Partner Webinar (Series)

Presenter: Washington Nonprofits
Cost: $60 Members of State Nonprofit Associations and $120 Not-yet-members

Many of us are "called" to our work because of its important social justice mission and are motivated by making progress in achieving that important mission and vision. Most of us start out doing direct service and, as our career progresses, get promoted into supervisory roles. Most of us that are in supervisory roles would probably not say that our 'calling' was to be a supervisor. Yet, we understand that our ability to provide both good direction and support to our staff is critically important in achieving our goals as an organization.

This online course will explore what it means to lead in a way that is in alignment with our core values. We will learn a framework for understanding better when our staff need a "boss" and when they need a "coach", and tips will be provided on how to be both a more effective boss and coach!

Ultimately, improving your coaching skills will result in better supported staff that are more effective in achieving your important mission and vision! In this two-part series Mike Beebe will provide an interactive online training that will cover both leadership models and foundational skills of a strong "Coaching Supervisor"

Topics will include:
• Situational Leadership
• Giving Receiving Feedback
• Leading from your Values
• Engaged Listening Inquiry Skills

We will take time as well to prepare and practice addressing common supervision challenges in the workplace.

Learning Outcomes:
Participants will learn foundational coaching skills which include listening, inquiry, giving and receiving feedback skills. Additionally participants will learn how to apply the situational leadership model as a tool for determining when it's time to coach staff vs. direct staff.

Who Should Attend: This course is a great fit for both new and experienced supervisors, nonprofit staff, Executive Directors, and anyone looking to improve their supervision skills

Sessions take place Thursdays from 9:00am to 10:30am Central Time.


Part 1: Setting the Stage – The Good and Effective Supervisor
Thursday, March 5 – 12:00 pm-1:30 pm CST
• Explore what makes a "good supervisor"
• Identify our core values and what it means to lead from our values
• Learn the Situational Leadership framework as a tool for balancing supportive and directive behavior as a Supervisor

Part 2: The Coaching Supervisor
Thursday, March 12 – 12:00 pm-1:30 pm CST
• Listening Inquiry Skills - tips for engaged listening and crafting better coaching questions
• Learn tips for better receiving and integrating feedback including 3 common 'triggers' that get in the way of receiving feedback
• Learn a framework for giving both appreciative and developmental feedback

All sessions will be recorded and the recordings will be available to all registered participants. Participants who are unable to attend one or more of the sessions will still have access to all course materials.

Washington Nonprofits is committed to making their online courses as accessible as possible to all learners. Please contact them with any concerns or requests.