Supervision: Partnering for Success March 7, 2018

January 6, 2017

This workshop is currently full, please email Rachel Swan ( to be placed on the notification list for a future session.

With the power and authority granted to the supervisor, one assumes great responsibility. Unfortunately, most supervisors haven’t had the benefit of practice and training on how to best lead and manage people. This workshop is geared towards people who are new to supervision and those who seek to renew their leadership style with a model that promotes effective communication, feedback, and goal-setting.

The Greater New Orleans Foundation Organizational Effectiveness initiative is excited to host this full-day supervisory training on Wednesday, March 7, 2016, 9:00 am-4:00 pm at the Center for Philanthropy, home of the Greater New Orleans Foundation. Workshop topics will include:

  • Basic responsibilities of a supervisor
  • Establishing work plans and goal-setting
  • Giving constructive and supportive feedback
  • Professional development planning

In addition, participants will learn how to design and lead effective supervision meetings and how to provide positive and corrective feedback.

This learning opportunity is designed for teams of up to four participants from your organization. Participants must currently supervise staff or will be supervising staff in the near future. We strongly recommend that the Executive Director participates as that will help to support organizational-wide application of learning (if the ED cannot attend another senior management person like Deputy Director, COO or VP of HR should participate).

Fees for the workshop are based on the number of participants: $175 for a team of two and $250 for teams of three or four participants. If the ED of your organization is the only supervisor, please email Rachel Swan ( to discuss option for participating. Lunch will be provided and attendees will receive a workbook with samples and templates. Registration will be accepted on a first-come first-serve basis. Payment is required at the time of registration. Registration is final and refunds will not be issued.

Click here to register. Please contact Rachel Swan ( if you need additional information.

Marla CorneliusAbout the trainer: 
Marla Cornelius works with organizations and leaders committed to social justice. She is skilled at designing programs and consulting engagements blending highly relevant theory with practical application. Her deep understanding of nonprofits, the challenges facing leaders, and the way that power plays out in organizations enables her to create environments where clients can explore new realities, learn new approaches, and achieve their goals. Marla is an expert trainer, facilitator, content coach and consultant in nonprofit governance, board development, adaptive leadership, atrengths based leadership, leadership development program design, staff/talent development, performance management, organizational development, andTheory of Change development

While at CompassPoint (2000 to 2017), a leading nonprofit capacity building organization, she led the design and delivery of numerous leadership development cohort programs such as Next Generation Leaders of Color, Organizational Sustainability, and Strategic Leader Development.  She co-authored the research reports UnderDeveloped: A National Study of Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising (2013), Daring to Lead: A National Study of Nonprofit Executive Leadership (2011), and Ready to Lead? Next Generation Leaders Speak Out (2008). Marla has a Masters in Nonprofit Administration (MNA) from the University of San Francisco.

About the Greater New Orleans Foundation and Organizational Effectiveness: The Foundation serves Southeast Louisiana by identifying community needs, designing and leading broad-based initiatives to meet those needs, and supporting the local and regional nonprofits whose missions complement ours. Key to the Foundation’s approach to building “a thriving community for all” is our support of the region’s nonprofits. This approach is exemplified by our Organizational Effectiveness initiative, which supports nonprofit leaders and their boards to work more effectively, collaboratively, and successfully on behalf of their clients and mission.