Supervisor Roles and Responsibilities: Helping People Succeed – Registration Closed

July 30, 2014

Registration for this workshop has closed. 

With the power and authority granted to the supervisor, one assumes great responsibility. Unfortunately, most supervisors haven’t had the benefit of practice and training on how to best lead and manage people. This workshop is geared towards people who are new to supervision and those who seek to renew their leadership style with a model that promotes effective communication, feedback, and goal-setting.

The Greater New Orleans Foundation Organizational Effectiveness initiative is excited to partner with CompassPoint Nonprofit Services, with funding from Chevron, for a full-day supervisory training on Wednesday, September 17th, 9:00 am-4:00 pm at the Greater New Orleans Foundation. Workshop topics will include:

  • Basic responsibilities of a supervisor
  • Establishing work plans and goal-setting
  • Giving constructive and supportive feedback
  • Professional development planning

In addition, participants will learn how to design and lead effective supervision meetings and how to provide positive and corrective feedback.

This learning opportunity is designed for teams of up to four participants from your organization. Participants must currently supervise staff or will be supervising staff in the near future. We strongly recommend that the Executive Director (or other senior management person like Deputy Director, COO or VP of HR) participates on the team if the ED cannot attend. The Executive Director’s participation will help to support organizational-wide application of learning.

Fees for the workshop are based on the number of participants: $175 for a team of two and $250 for teams of three or four participants. Lunch will be provided and attendees will receive a workbook with samples and templates. Registration will be accepted on a first-come first-serve basis. Payment is required at the time of registration. Registration is final and refunds will not be issued.

The training will be held at the Greater New Orleans Foundation located at 1055 St. Charles Ave. on Wednesday, September 17th, 9:00 am-4:00 pm. Click here to register. Please contact Mandi Cambre at if you need additional information.

About the trainer: This workshop is being led by Marla Cornelius, MNA, Senior Project Director at CompassPoint Nonprofit ServicesMarla developed and manages several of CompassPoint’s nonprofit management and leadership programs and research projects. She co-authored the national research report UnderDeveloped: A National Study of Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising (2013). She also led the development of the studies Ready to Lead? Next Generation Leaders Speak Out (2008) and Daring to Lead 2011: A National Study of Nonprofit Executive Leadership. Marla is one of the lead trainers for the Emerging Leaders program led by Organizational Effectiveness.

About the Greater New Orleans Foundation and Organizational Effectiveness: The Foundation serves Southeast Louisiana by identifying community needs, designing and leading broad-based initiatives to meet those needs, and supporting the local and regional nonprofits whose missions complement ours. Key to the Foundation’s approach to building “a thriving community for all” is our support of the region’s nonprofits. This approach is exemplified by our Organizational Effectiveness initiative, which supports nonprofit leaders and their boards to work more effectively, collaboratively, and successfully on behalf of their clients and mission.