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HSF is thrilled to announce our NEW Supervisory Skills Certificate Series. This spring we are transforming this program with new trainings and more presenters! These interactive and unique trainings will provide new supervisors with a variety of skills and knowledge that they can apply to their positions.

#1 – Introduction to Innovation and Collaboration
Thursday, March 7, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Presenter:  Paul Silva
Location: Delaney House, Holyoke

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.

#2 – Management Fundamentals
Thursday, March 21, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Presenter:  Diana Brooks, Diana Brooks Associates
Location: Delaney House, Holyoke

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.

#3 – Employment Law 101
Thursday, April 4, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Presenter: Attorneys Marylou Fabbo and Amelia J. Holstrom, Skoler, Abbott & Presser, PC
Location: Delaney House, Holyoke

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, April 18, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Presenter:  Diana Brooks, Diana Brooks Associates
Location: Delaney House, Holyoke

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 – Nonprofit Finance and Risk Management
Thursday, May 2, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Presenters:  Steven Erickson, Whittlesey Advising
Benjamin Garvey and Valerie Francis, Insurance Center of New England
Location: Delaney House, Holyoke

This workshop provides a foundation for understanding the basic components of nonprofit finance. Learn the tools needed to understand the financial components of your job and clearly and confidently communicate financial information to others in the workplace.


Thank you to our series sponsor










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