Adaptive Supervision

LEARNING AREA: Leadership Development
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Better Nonprofit Management Training Series


2 hours




Skilled, intentional, and strategic supervision is integral to organizational success and employee satisfaction. Effective supervisors, whether new to the role or coming with a wealth of experience, tap into self-awareness, are adaptive, and leverage a range of interpersonal skills. Using these practices, a supervisor creates a culture of mutual respect — one in which employees and supervisors communicate regularly and clearly about job-related expectations, tasks, and overall performance. This training is part of the Better Nonprofit Management (BNM) Training Series.


Learning Objectives

Through this 120-minute session on adaptive supervision, participants will:

Review and reflect on a “Job Description of a Supervisor”

Identify their preferred supervisory style

Learn how to identify what individual staff need around various aspects of their jobs and their particular challenges

Understand the importance of adapting their supervisory approach and communication style in support of staff success, and how to put that into practice

Training Level
Supervisors with all levels of experience, from emerging supervisors to those with many years of experience.