Better Nonprofit Management Series

Effective Supervision

Thursday, December 8, 2022
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern
In-person at the NonProfit Center, 89 South Street

Presented by: Joanne Horgan and Lyn Freundlich
Fee: $145 (lunch is included)

Workshop Description

Effective supervision contributes directly to mission effectiveness at your nonprofit. It is critical to maintaining a productive staff in the face of shifting and competing priorities. Strong supervision creates a culture of mutual respect in which employees and supervisors communicate regularly and clearly about job-related expectations, tasks and overall performance. This highly participatory training is designed for supervisors with all levels of experience.

Note: This workshop is required in order to participate in Effective Supervision Part II.

Learning Objectives

Supervisors will:

  • Identify your preferred supervisory style
  • Learn to recognize what supervisory approaches are most effective under different conditions
  • Consider when to adapt your style and practice doing so
  • Strengthen a variety of critical forms of supervisory communication

Audience

Supervisors with all levels of experience. This is a great training for first timers who are looking for a foundation as well as seasoned managers looking to spice up their supervision.

About the Presenters

Joanne Horgan is a human resources consultant and lead trainer for TSNE. She has worked at TSNE since 1993, serving many roles in the organization’s human resources practice over the years. Joanne has directed the internal HR function and led the HR team in its delivery of services to over 60 fiscally sponsored clients. She has also been providing HR consulting and training for small to mid-sized grassroots, social justice, and other mission-focused nonprofits for over 20 years. Joanne holds a B.A. in organizational psychology and an M.S. in human resources counseling from Northeastern University.  

Lyn Freundlich is the founder and principal consultant at Change for Good Coaching and Consulting. She specializes in leadership development, human resources, and change management as a coach, facilitator, trainer, and consultant. She considers employees an organization’s greatest asset and believes that people choose to work in nonprofits not simply to make a living but to make a difference. As a practitioner, Lyn understands that the human resources function served to protect organizations by ensuring compliance with a host of employment regulations but also to support employees’ effectiveness. She believes that a well-functioning organization walks their talk by treating staff in ways that promote equity and are consistent with their mission and vision.

Lyn has over 30 years of experience in the nonprofit sector working in a range of settings from large, international organizations to small, member-driven, local groups. Most recently she served as the director of administration and human resources for over fifteen years. In 2005, Lyn also launched the human resources training and consulting practice at TSNE. In that capacity, she partnered with hundreds of local and national nonprofits to build human resources systems reflective of each organization’s vision and values, train and support supervisors and other leaders, and provide employee relations coaching and consultation.

Lyn is a seasoned trainer, coach and consultant serving dozens of clients each year. She has a B.A. from Oberlin College and a master’s in organization and management from Antioch University of New England. Lyn is also a Certified Professional Coach. She is proud to have served on numerous boards, including with The City School, a Boston-based nonprofit working with young people across lines of race, class, gender, and neighborhood who are emerging leaders and have a passion for social justice. She also sits on the board of Onward!, a new organization using innovative solutions that harness the power of technology to bring about systems-level change and build power in our most marginalized communities.

In-person COVID Protocol

TSNE prioritizes the health of our staff, facilitators, and participants, and we make it an goal to create spaces where all people can participate fully. For our in-person BNM workshops, TSNE requires that everyone wears a mask when social distancing (6 feet) is not possible. If you are feeling unwell on the day of the training, we ask that you please stay home and we will be happy to issue a full refund or transfer your ticket to an alternate training if available.

Registration

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Location

This in-person workshop is held in the 2nd Floor Community Conference Center at the NonProfit Center, conveniently located in Downtown Boston at 89 South Street, Boston 02111 near South Station. See detailed directions.

TSNE's Better Nonprofit Management Series

Our nonprofit professional development workshops are designed by and for nonprofit workers. See our entire Better Nonprofit Management workshop series.