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Monday, December 5, 2022
9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Coffee, pastries, and lunch provided

Event Description

Effective Supervision - Springfield

Cliff Jones, Consulting Partner, Capacity Building Partnerships

Employees are your organization’s greatest resource. Effective support and direction for your staff, as well as understanding ways to work across differences will help create an environment where people can fully contribute and advance your organization’s mission and goals. Cliff Jones, Consultant Partner at Capacity Building Partnerships, 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.

In this workshop, we will explore the most essential elements of a supervisor’s role with a diversity, equity and inclusion lens. We will offer insight into the specific challenges of supervision in the nonprofit environment to help you identify concrete goals and changes that you can implement with individual staff and teams. We will examine strategies to address unclear expectations between staff and supervisor, ambivalence about authority, low pay, and heavy workloads.

Participants will learn and gain insight into:

  • Effective supervision practices for advancing equity and inclusion
  • Four key functions of supervision
  • Building a feedback-rich culture
  • 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 approaches to increase equity and inclusion in your workplace to make a difference in your organization.

Who Should Attend?

This workshop 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, Consulting Partner, Capacity Building Partnerships

Cliff Jones is Consulting Partner at Capacity Building Partnerships. He is an organizational development consultant and a human rights activist with over 30 years of experience in working in nonprofit, government, labor and for-profit organizational development. He has experience as a frontline staff, supervisor, project manager, and executive director. He has been working in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion for over 30 years. He was a staff consultant with NAO for 25 years. Cliff has served on the boards of MRG 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.


Funded by Heritage Bank

Thank you to Heritage Bank who is supporting this workshop. Their support is vital in helping NAO to bring much-needed resources and information to Oregon’s nonprofits – thank you.


$175 NAO Members
$250 Nonmembers

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Please note: NAO will follow the masking guidelines of the venue in which we are holding this session. To make sure you have the most accurate information, all registrants will be notified of the venue-specific policy in advance of the session.

December 5th, 2022 from  9:30 AM to  2:00 PM
United Way of Lane County
3171 Gateway Loop
Springfield, OR 97477
Event Fee(s)
Price $250.00
Event Particulars
City Springfield
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Human Resources, Leadership Development
Event Region Southern Willamette Valley
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding, Principles & Practices
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