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HSF is thrilled to announce our Fall 2019 Supervisory Skills Certificate Series. These interactive and unique trainings will provide new supervisors with a variety of skills and knowledge that they can apply to their positions. *Social Work CEUs available at registration!

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#1 – Management Fundamentals
Thursday, September 26, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Presenter:  Diana Brooks, Diana Brooks Associates
Location: 450 Memorial Banquets, Chicopee

Puts management into context for those relatively new to the position or experienced but untrained in the role.  Explore the role of management and how strong management skills/behavior can create an environment in which employees reach their potential and maximize their contributions to the organization.

#2 – Nonprofit Finance, Risk Management, & Benefit Strategy
Thursday, October 10, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Presenters: Tim Gaines, Thomas Dowling, Chris Wisneski , Whittlesey Advising
Benjamin Garvey and Valerie Francis, Insurance Center of New England
Location: 450 Memorial Banquets, Chicopee

New supervisors will learn a basic understanding of accounting and budgeting process and explore the importance of assessing and managing different types of risks that impacts them and their organizations.  Gain insights on how to mitigate and reduce risks in programs to ensure an effective and efficient delivery of services to clients. This workshop provides a foundation for understanding the basic components of nonprofit finance.

#3 – Employment Law 101
Thursday, October 24, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Presenter: Attorneys Erica Flores and Amelia J. Holstrom, Skoler, Abbott & Presser, PC
Location: 450 Memorial Banquets, Chicopee

Many supervisors do not understand how their decisions about employee issues can create liability, not only for the agency but also for themselves personally.  This program will give supervisors basic information about employment law; plus skills and strategies for managing agency staff that can help to avoid employment litigation.

#4 – Performance Feedback & Management
Thursday, November 7, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Presenter:  Diana Brooks, Diana Brooks Associates
Location: 450 Memorial Banquets, Chicopee

Builds awareness and skills of the impact managers have on the performance of their employees, examines management actions that can develop/enhance or impair/impede employee performance.  Areas covered are employee feedback, coaching, goal setting, follow-up and review.

#5 – Introduction to Innovation and Collaboration
Thursday, November 21, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Presenter:  Paul Silva
Location: 450 Memorial Banquets, Chicopee

Organizations that innovate will create the largest impact in the world, attract the best people who will love their jobs, and secure the most funding. In this workshop you’ll be introduced to the state-of-the-art systems for innovation used by Silicon Valley, the National Science Foundation, National Institutes for Health, the effective altruism movement, and many others.

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