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Practical Leadership 1.0: Cultivating Thriving Supervisory Relationships (In-Person)

July 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
2314 University Avenue West
Saint Paul, MN 55114, Suite 20

Fee: $175 for MCN members / $255 for nonmembers

This session is full. There is no waitlist. Please check our Events Calendar for future offerings 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 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.


  • 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.

Event Details  

The date and time of this in-person event is: July 9, 2024 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central.

Refreshments: Coffee, tea, and a light snack will be provided. There will be a lunch break. Participants are on their own for lunch.

Travel: Driving directions, transit options, and parking instructions are available on MCN’s website.

Accessibility: Visit our Contact Us page for information on MCN’s office space, accessibility details, and additional features.

Doors will open 30 minutes before the event start time.

Masks will be optional at this event.


Speaker Information 

Lisa Negstad headshot photoLisa 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.


Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
2314 University Ave. W, Suite 20
St. Paul, MN 55114 United States