Nonprofit Board Governance Rock Star Certificate Series

Nonprofit Management Series (In-person)

Carina Kleter

  • Moving From Doer to Leader
    January 20, 2022
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm EST
  • Productivity Hacks & Team Recognition Strategies
    February 23, 2022
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm EST
  • Hiring, Managing and Succession Planning
    March 24, 2022
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm EST

Gallup’s research on employee engagement finds that 70% of employee disengagement is due to the manager. It’s exciting moving into your first management role, but it requires learning and developing new skills that aren’t always clear. In this series, you will learn the skills needed to make the transition successfully so that you bring out the best in your team members.

Who should attend?

This training series is ideal for those who are new to managing others or managers who would like to deepen their skills in effectively managing people.

You may register for one or all three training sessions. There is no requirement to take the earlier sessions to register for the later sessions.

$244.00 Only $79 each (when logged in) thanks to the support of our funders

OR $732.00 Only $225 (when logged in) for all three sessions

This event is being held IN-PERSON at our training room in Tampa, FL.

Moving from Doer to Leader | January 20, 2022

Registration closes at 11:55 p.m. Eastern on January 11, 2022.

In this session, you will learn the biggest mistake new managers make and how to avoid it. You will walk away with practical tools for creating core competencies and making the most of team member time that you can implement right away:

  • Your role is changing: Understand how to make the shift and set a vision for the leader you want to be.
  • Moving from doer to delegator: Learn how to delegate effectively across each team member’s skill level.
  • Great expectations: Set clear expectations for your team, so they know what success looks like, and learn about your team’s expectations of you (yes, they have them).
  • Time management: Your team will appreciate you respecting their time through effective meeting management, evaluating workloads for hidden time-wasters, and updating procedures that streamline how work gets done.

Productivity Hacks & Team Recognition Strategies | February 23, 2022

Registration closes at 11:55 p.m. Eastern on February 21, 2022.

In this session, you will explore:

  • New hire onboarding: Why onboarding is so important and how to build an effective program for new employees that shortens their ramp-up time.
  • Balancing work across the team: Leverage each team member’s strengths while reducing resentment from uneven workloads.
  • Customized employee recognition: Not all employees appreciate the same type of recognition. Learn how to tailor your recognition to what each employee values most.
  • Productivity habits to avoid: Walk away with new tools to address employee habits that negatively impact effectiveness (e.g., procrastination, perfectionism, shiny object syndrome).

At the end of this session, you will leave equipped with:

  • A new hire onboarding plan
  • A tool to uncover the hidden strengths of each team member
  • Five types of recognition to diversify the way you reward excellent work
  • Productivity tools to bring out the best in your team

Hiring, Managing and Succession Planning | March 24, 2022

Registration closes at 11:55 p.m. Eastern on March 22, 2022.

In this session, you will explore the following:

  • Beware the culture of “nice”: Many leaders want to take a positive approach to managing their team members, but some lean so heavily on a “culture of nice” that it creates unintended consequences that can negatively impact team morale. We’ll explore how to set the right balance to give team members the clear direction they crave.
  • Five levels of listening: Not all listening is created equal, and not all situations require the same level of listening. Learn to listen for what employees aren’t saying and when to hold off on going into problem-solving mode.
  • Beyond an open-door policy: As a manager, you will never hear everything going on with your team. We’ll explore how to build approachability so that your team members feel safe when they need to bring you bad news.
  • Offboarding: It doesn’t have to be a mad scramble when team members leave. Build a plan for these inevitable transitions. Also, learn how to use a departure to reinvigorate the team by reconfiguring responsibilities that leverage current strengths and giving team members new ways to grow.

Meet Your Trainer

Kathy McDonald is the assistant director for network partnerships for the Florida College Access Network.  Kathy has helped individuals, leaders and teams find and leverage their strengths for the last 18 years. She is an experience workshop leader and speaker, developing adult professional development programs for numerous organizations including Accenture, PwC, the City of Chicago, and the Hillsborough Education Foundation.

She is co-author of Creating Your Life Collage: Strategies for Solving The Work/Life Dilemma (Three Rivers Press).  Kathy holds an MBA from Northwestern University and is a certified leadership coach from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching.

Kathy’s training approach is to ensure participants walk away with actionable tools and resources while creating a space that encourages learning and growing together.

Safety and Health Protocols for In-Person Classes

The safety and health of all visitors, students, trainers and staff is our top priority.

The Nonprofit Leadership Center is taking necessary precautions to ensure the safety of guests and participants for all in-person training sessions:

  • We are following all federal health and safety guidelines, as well as guidance from state and local governments. Depending on the community spread of COVID-19, this may include protocols such as wearing face coverings and social distancing. Registrants will receive an email from NLC one week prior to each in-person training session that outlines specific protocols to expect on the event day.
  • We are using enhanced protocols and practices to keep our Training Room healthy and safe.
  • Training Room capacity is limited to ensure proper distancing.
  • Any person who is feeling unwell or suspects they have been exposed to contagious illness is asked to refrain from attending in-person training events. If you are not feeling well on the day of your training or are aware of exposure (within the previous 10 days) to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, we ask that you cancel or reschedule your visit with us, whether or not you appear to be experiencing symptoms of illness. If you need to cancel for this reason, please notify us, and we will be happy to provide program credit equivalent to the registration fees already paid.

Please note: In-person training events are subject to be changed to virtual (via Zoom), rescheduled or canceled depending on current CDC guidelines and/or state and local government recommendations as the date of the training approaches. If such a change is required, registrants will be notified in advance.

CFRE Continuing Education Points
Full participation in each class is applicable for 4.0 points per class in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.



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