Supervising for Success: Challenges and Change (2 sessions)

Build your confidence around handling challenging conversations.

About this event

In this two-session class, you’ll learn and practice proven communication methods that can help you, as a supervisor, keep your team on track. We will explore how timely and well-delivered feedback contributes to improved employee performance and can help you build a stronger team.

Topics include:

  • Active Listening
  • Identifying the Root Problem
  • Preparing for and having difficult conversations
  • Performance reviews – year-around (personal/professional development)
  • Supervising during continual change
  • Employee motivation and burnout

This event is sold out. We invite you to sign up for the waitlist or check out other CNM trainings and events.

Who Should Attend: This seminar is designed for Nonprofit Supervisors, Directors, Managers, and other nonprofit leaders at all levels of experience.

This program meets on the following Thursdays from 9:00am to 12:00pm:

  • March 7, 2024
  • March 21, 2024

Please note that Eventbrite will only populate your calendar automatically for the first session. You will need to manually add to your calendar the 2nd session.

Registration Fee:

  • Early Bird: $249 (ends on 2/22)
  • General Admission: $275


If you are a CNM Member or Scholarship Recipient, please send an email to [email protected] to receive your discount code.

Virtual Seminar

Optimized for the virtual environment, this two day (½ days) seminar will consist of presentations, group discussions, breakout group sessions, polls and short breaks. This is an opportunity to do a deep dive on a new topic and leave with tools that you can put in to practice immediately.


Alda Merino-Caan, Lead Strategist, CNM

Alda Merino-Caan, JD has over a decade’s worth of experience in the nonprofit realm delivering training and professional development, advising nonprofit leadership, and designing successful and sustainable programs. As an attorney and human rights advocate with a background in grassroots community organizing and international collaboration, Alda brings a diverse perspective to her work with CNM. In her Strategist role, Alda engages in research and evaluation, capacity strengthening, and consulting around organizational assessment and development, strategic planning, process and impact evaluation, and serving community-identified priorities. She facilitates training, and coaches, and provides technical assistance around board development and governance, cultural humility, fund and resource development, strategic planning, supervision, and wellness. Her clientele consists of nonprofit and community leaders, board members, funders, government agencies, healthcare, and mental health providers, and other entities investing in and/or partnering with the nonprofit sector.

Alicia K. Avalos, Strategist, CNM

A native Angeleno, Alicia has 21 years of leadership experience in city government and several social service agencies, directing successful programs including Summer Night Lights. Most recently at Chrysalis, she was a Program Manager for a rapid rehousing program providing employment services to those who were justice-involved. At CNM, she supports the client services staff, leads client contact and service activities, and maintains good relationships with clients and colleagues. Her dual background in city government and nonprofit program management gives her experience in managing project development and implementation. Alicia holds a BA in Communications & Fine Arts from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA.


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