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Designing and Facilitating Virtual Meetings for Humans

In this webinar, veteran facilitators Suzanne Hawkes and Andrea Reimer walk through a set of principles and practical tips for designing and facilitating virtual meetings and gatherings to be more effective, engaging, equitable, and life-giving.

Managing Staff: Building Your Skills and Capacity as a Supervisor

Supervision can be a daunting charge where fears of low staff morale, or even staff attrition, and not bringing our best selves, loom large. What are the practices to build your capacity to be an effective supervisor? This webinar reviews key practices such as self-awareness, consciousness of power dynamics, consistency, and clear communication to support your development as a supervisor.

Supporting Your Staff to Bring Their Best: Practices to Supercharge Your Staff’s Potential, Foster Their Growth, and Spark Resilience

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. We also cover skills and practices to help staff support their well-being and build their resilience.

Working Together in Challenging Times: Sustaining Effectiveness and Well-Being

With so much happening so quickly, we have all had to make many adjustments. And it is not over yet. In this webinar we gather and offer some ideas on working with uncertainty and stress, supporting our ability to focus and keep in touch with possibility as we move in our days, and enhancing our connection to each other and fostering a sense of community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Creating a Feedback-Rich Culture

In this webinar, we show the power of feedback. We demystify what it really is, provide key skills in both giving and receiving feedback, and share ideas on how to create a practice in your organization that supports developing a feedback-rich culture that people can learn to love.

Navigating Election Season for 501(c)(3) Organizations in the US

This webinar explores how much you can do from a 501(c)(3) organization. We discuss when and how you can comment on candidate statements and policies; what messaging you can use in voter registration and GOTV efforts; best practices for engaging with candidates; what you, as a c3 staffer, can do in your personal capacity; and more.

Supervising with Confidence: Setting Clear Expectations and Establishing Mutual Accountability

Would you like to spend less time addressing personnel issues and more time focusing on your work in the world? If you’ve been a supervisor for decades or less than a year, this webinar helps you and your team operate with greater clarity, trust, and accountability.

Developing an Inclusive Culture

Developing an inclusive culture sounds great in theory, but what does that really mean? What is the difference between inclusive behaviors and inclusive culture? Through interactive content and discussion, we unpack why inclusive culture is critical for effective supervision and leadership. We examine components of organizational culture and identify elements of inclusive culture.

Recruiting, Hiring, and Onboarding Staff: Implementing Better Practices and Mitigating Bias

In this session, we share better practices for creating job descriptions, compensation policies, and onboarding and training plans, all that support both current and new staff. Special emphasis is paid to making the process more equitable and inclusive.

Rural Perspectives in the United States

Rural residents matter–a lot–to the fate of U.S. environmental policy. Not only do farmers, ranchers, and forest owners manage or impact vast portions of lands and watersheds in the U.S., but rural voters also have an outsized impact on policy. Do rural communities have different views on the environment than their urban and suburban counterparts, and, if so, what accounts for the urban/rural divide?

Background Image: American Rivers | Scott Bosse