Effective Supervision

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Cliff Jones, Senior Consultant
Nonprofit Association of Oregon

Employees are your organization’s greatest resource, but if they are not being effectively supported and directed, you may not be receiving their maximum contribution to your organization’s mission and goals. Cliff Jones, Senior Consultant with the Nonprofit Association of Oregon, offers a holistic approach to supervision. He has helped hundreds of supervisors in nonprofit settings develop skills and supervision methods that really make a difference.

You will explore the most essential elements of a supervisor’s role, including setting goals, giving and receiving feedback, addressing challenges, providing support, and creating development opportunities that promote individual and professional growth. Cliff will address the specific challenges of supervision in the nonprofit environment, highlight participants’ real experiences in supervising staff, and help you identify concrete goals and changes that you can implement with individual staff and teams. You’ll gain strategies to address unclear expectations between staff and supervisor, ambivalence about authority, low pay, and heavy workloads.

Learn:

  • Four key functions of supervision
  • Getting and giving useful feedback
  • Strategies to get good people to stay
  • Dealing with staff performance difficulties
  • Recognizing the impact of cultural/style differences in supervision
  • Organizational systems to support supervision

Whether you have the title of supervisor or not, this workshop will help you develop the techniques to build staff ownership, encourage joint problem-solving, and help staff experience success and satisfaction in working together. “Effective Supervision” focuses on practical applications to build upon the supervision skills you've already developed or are beginning to develop, and learn new approaches to make a difference in your organization.

Who Should Attend?

“Effective Supervision” is designed for both new and experienced supervisors in nonprofit organizations. The session will include techniques and strategies for program managers, unit leaders, supervisors, and lead workers.

About the Presenter

Cliff Jones is a human rights activist with over 30 years’ experience in social services, community education, and human rights advocacy. He has experience as a frontline staff, supervisor, project manager, and executive director. He is co-founder of Tools for Diversity, a comprehensive curriculum led by a multi-cultural team that addresses problems caused by discrimination and prejudice and supports building culturally competent organizations.

Cliff has served on the Boards of McKenzie River Gathering Foundation, Funding Exchange Foundation, Oregon Minority AIDS Coalition, Multnomah Legal Service Workers Union, and Peer Counseling Community. He has been a trainer for the Black Leadership and Community Development Institute and is a recipient of Nordstrom’s Cultural Diversity Community Service Award.

Additional Information

The registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, and all-day parking. Please contact training@nonprofitoregon.org with special dietary requests.

This training will utilize a small group format limited to 30 participants.

January 29th, 2013 8:30 AM   through   4:00 PM
Nonprofit Association of Oregon
RiverSide Centre - Conference Room
5100 SW Macadam, Suite 370
Portland, OR 97239
Multnomah
Registration
NAO Members $ 148.50
Nonmembers $ 165.00
Event Particulars
City Portland
Topic Management and Planning
Presenter Cliff Jones
Event Region

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