is the most consistent form of training most organizers receive, but
only if their supervisors have a plan, follow it, and know how to
challenge organizers to realize their potential.
goal of good supervision is to build strong organizations, win concrete
issues, and develop the next generation of the movement.
workshop gives supervisors a chance to step back from meetings on the
run in order to evaluate themselves as supervisors and develop a plan
that meets the needs of their organization and the organizers they
This session is limited to 20 people whose main responsibility is the day-to-day supervision of organizers.
· Understanding different organizational models and the need to be clear with your staff about exactly what they are building
· Using the Midwest Academy strategy chart as an ongoing method of setting organizers’ priorities and monitoring progress
· Motivating, mentoring and nurturing organizers who are at different stages in their careers
· Developing techniques for long distance supervision
· Learning nitty-gritty supervisory skills such as hiring/firing, discipline and evaluations
Leave with a concrete plan for staff development as well as your own plan for maintaining balance and sanity as a supervisor.