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Effective Staff Supervision: How to be a Better Supervisor

7/9/2024, 7/11/2024

11:00 am - 1:00 pm PT | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET

8/21/2024, 8/28/2024

11:00 am - 1:00 pm PT | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET


Effective staff management is essential to completing work and employee satisfaction and retention. Managing staff isn’t easy with employees that work hybrid or virtual, off site at programs or are transitioning back to the office. Whether you are new to the role or are a supervisor with extensive knowledge, our new working world requires supervisors to communicate regularly and have clarity around expectations, tasks and job performance. As a supervisor, there is a balance between micro-managing and believing in the skills of your employees for why you hired them in their roles. This workshop will dive into supervision strategies including monitoring, feedback, supervision methods and how to build a high-performing team.

Who Should Attend?

Professionals responsible for supervising a staff

What The Training Will Cover

Management Theories & Strategies

  • Review unique organizational factors of nonprofits and how that could impact your ability to supervise

  • Analyze two management theories: two factor management theory and Kurt Lewin’s Unfreeze, Change and Refreeze and determine how they could be used for the employees you supervise

  • Understand how to anchor and celebrate change through policies and practices

Roles of a Supervisor

  • Review and reflect on all the duties of a manager or supervisor regardless of what is on your actual job description

Performance Management

  • Understand the purpose of performance management, how to conduct a performance review and review a template for an employee development plan

  • Understand how to identify what individual staff need around various aspects of their jobs and their particular challenges

  • Review how to determine span of control i.e. the number of employees you can manage as a supervisor

Operational Systems to Manage Employees

  • Understand how the use of systems can help you track employee performance including manage by task, workload management and project management systems

  • Review how to use various systems and procedures to train, supervise and support employees to be successful in their roles

  • Analyze the difference between orientation and onboarding and how these can contribute to retention for employees

Communication Styles

  • Understand how to use motivating communication during times of uncertainty

Setting Expectations and Goal Setting:

  • Understand how to set expectations for staff and how goals and expectations align with employees' job descriptions and the organization's overall mission and vision

  • Analyze sample goal setting frameworks to motivate employees to achieve their goals

  • Understand the importance of adapting a supervisory approach and communication style to support of staff and your team

Supervision Using an Equity Lens:

  • Analyze sample hiring policies, internal policies for employees, performance review structure and workplace interactions using an equity lens

How to Give Feedback

  • Analyze sample structures for giving feedback and practice opportunities for giving feedback


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Additional Information

Effective Staff Supervision: How to be a Better Supervisor is capped at 30 attendees. This is an interactive workshop and must be restricted due to online training capacity. Each workshop session is live. Registrants receive slides & handouts. It is expected participants will be able to be on camera and able to unmute for some portions of the training to participate in discussions. Full recordings are not provided. This training must be done sequentially. If you miss a session, please reach out to

Looking to register 3+ people? Email us at to receive $5 off per registration!

Please Note: 

We do not offer any other discounts for this training other than the member rate. Upon registration, you will receive a link to participate in the training. Please check your inbox or spam folder.


This training is led by Dr. Leah Weiner who has a doctorate in education and psychology from Pepperdine University. Leah Weiner is the Founder and CEO of the Nonprofit Learning Lab. Leah’s approach to training focuses on making sure that the information provided helps participants solve a problem or create a solution related to their professional work.



1 hour of training = 1 credit hour


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