Passionate activists strive to succeed in their work – and what it takes to succeed seems more demanding by the day. Combine this drive with heavy workloads and increasingly complex environmental and political contexts, and the challenge to do even “good enough” work can be exhausting.
In this webinar, we cover skills and practices to support your staff to be and feel effective, focusing on not only what they are doing but how they are leveraging strategies to stay in the work for the long-term. We walk through practices to support your staff’s ongoing development, which is an increasing priority amongst staff and a foundation for keeping everyone engaged and motivated. One of the greatest challenges as supervisors is to help your team prioritize their well-being, so we also cover skills and practices to help staff support their well-being and build their resilience.
Contact: Kristi Chester Vance, and Cyndi Harris
Foundations of Management
Most conservationists and activists don’t have degrees in management, so we can struggle to create processes to set our staff up for success. This tutorial walks through a straightforward, five-part process that demystifies supervision and increases your ability to create a foundation for your staff that leads to more impact and less time spent dealing with personnel challenges.
Wondering when to delegate, when not to, and how to delegate in a way that sets people up for success so that you get the results you’re hoping for? This tutorial walks you through how to set your team and staff up for success through clear, intentional delegation, which not only builds your organization’s ability to increase your impact and achieve results, but also builds the skill and the strength of the movement more broadly.
Creating a Feedback-Rich Culture
Feedback isn’t about “once-and-done.” An effective organization strives to create a feedback-rich culture which takes both organizational systems and leadership behaviors that are applied consistently over time. Systems support and sustain behaviors. Behaviors bring systems to life. Use this list to see where your organizations thrive and identify where you might need to focus on improving.