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Management Essentials
Learning Group

This specialized program offers in-depth training by experts in a peer learning environment for new managers and those with up to 5 years of experience.

January 23 - February 20, 2019
Wednesdays, 1:30 PM-4:30 PM

Nonprofit Management Solutions
8265 Vickers Street, Suite C, San Diego 92111


Need a place to learn and discuss how to handle your difficult management dilemmas?

Our roles as managers mean we are responsible for the planning, executing and implementing of a program or service that meets the organization's objectives and helps to fulfill the mission. We take care of day-to-day operations and try to concentrate our time on overseeing supervisors. Our duties may include hiring and firing, working with budgets as well as working with other managers and executives in the organization. It can be overwhelming!

By learning from experts and interacting with their peers, participants find solutions for their particular on-the-job issues. This learning group also provides an opportunity for managers to develop a personal action plan journal that can be used during and after the program is completed.

Sessions & Topics:
Session 1: Leadership and Management
  • Define and clarify what it means to be a manager and a leader.
  • Describe how your role in the organization contributes to mission achievement.
  • Identify your personal vision and goals for leadership.
  • Explore strategies to maximize your individual leadership style.
Session 2: Building Your Team
  • Develop a framework to build a strong, engaged team.
  • Define your role as team leader in working with your staff.
  • Identify ways to communicate a common purpose/charter.
  • Develop or refine team goal-setting strategies.
Session 3: Communicating Trust, Value, and Respect
  • Clarify elements of the communication process
  • Define your communication style
  • Determine the effectiveness of your communications
  • Utilize successful practices to improve communication
  • Identify a working model for your desired communication outcomes
Session 4: Minimalize Conflict and Maximize Employee Engagement
  • Define and describe conflict styles
  • Identify your own conflict management style and evaluate its’ effectiveness.
  • Recognize & manage misunderstandings before they become conflicts.
  • Discover effective resolution processes
  • Develop effective strategies to leverage employee engagement
Session 5: Working Effectively within Organizational Culture
  • Define and describe your organization’s culture.
  • Explore the types and dimensions of your organization’s culture.
  • Assess how organizational culture aligns with personal values and style.
  • Identify mechanisms that embed culture.

Who Should Attend
Those in the organization with 2 - 5 years experience overseeing supervisors such as Managers or Directors. Duties can include hiring and firing, budget development or monitoring, and working with other managers.

How much does it cost?

Public Price: $575
Member Price: $500
Sweet Deal: $425


CHRISTIANA TASTO has worked in the nonprofit sector for more that thirteen years directing youth development and diversity programs in community-based organizations, including the Boy Scouts of America and the YMCA, where she created and presented programs on youth character education, life skills, and diversity. In her role as training specialist at Nonprofit Management Solutions, Christiana has facilitated professional development programs on a variety of topics, including communication skills, coaching, team-building, and workplace professionalism. Christiana holds a Masters of Arts in Psychology.