The Art & Science of Nonprofit Management

The Art & Science of Nonprofit Management with Bruce Marcus 

The Art & Science of Nonprofit Management with Bruce Marcus 

PRESENTER:

Bruce Marcus

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

"The art and science of nonprofit management" - a toolkit for new and emerging managers. The goals of the workshop are to provide some practical OTJ training on management and supervision utilizing the curriculum and real world scenarios; and to understand and initiate `best practices’ model for site managers. This includes understanding your management style, communication dynamics, your roles and responsibilities as a manager, how to create a positive working environment and supporting effective team-building for your staff. An additional focus will be on how to address conflicts among staff and find opportunities for mutual benefit.

OUTCOMES:

  • To provide some focused OTJ training on management and supervision
  • To understand and initiate `best practices’ model for site managers
  • To explore the concept of `management philosophy’ role in developing your management style

AGENDA:

-Introductions/expectations (of participants)
- Review of learning objectives, key concepts and outcomes
-The transition from Direct Service to Management. It’s more than just a raise in pay.
It’s a change from one important function to another.
ACTIVITY: Pair and share out on questions related to this topic:
o Management is relational
• General overview of nonprofit management/boundary spanning role/liaison
- Nobody manages in a vacuum; How your experience with previous managers impacts on your
perspective.
• How to use those experiences to benefit you
• Management relationship issues
- Managing staff who previously your peers
- How to create a positive teamwork approach
- How to address conflicts and find opportunities for mutual benefit
-- scenario based small group exercise on the above topics
- BEST PRACTICE: Delegation builds staff morale, expands agency capacity, is part of professional
development. Delegation is the opposite of micro-managing
- Tools of great managers
- How to be an effective team lead
- How to facilitate consensus-based decision making
- Using examples from the participants create several scenarios for small group discussion
- problem solving issues related to school based services
- managing relations with school staff
- Managing Up - working collaboratively with your lead agency staff, specifically your supervisor
- large group discusion on these issues
Summarize workshop and next steps

Best For: Coordinators, Managers, and Directors
Target Grades: Elementary: All Grades, Middle: All Grades, High School: All Grades

COURSE MATERIALS:

Course Handout
Course Slides