Nonprofit Human Resource Managment Series (Chicago)

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 9:00am to Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 12:00pm CST
Forefront Large Conference Room
208 S. LaSalle Street, #1535
This event is open to: 

Operating Nonprofit members of Forefront and the general public.

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The people who make up our organizations are our most precious resource. Learn to support and manage them like the valuable humans they are.

This is three-part human resource series. Registering for all three workshops in this series will get registrants a 20% discount off the single-workshop price ($385 non-members/$220 members). To register for an individual workshop, click on the title below.

HR Basics: Hiring Staff
Date:    March 6, 2019
Time:    9:00am – 12:00pm
Finding and hiring the right employees for your agency is a key factor in increasing productivity, morale, and employee engagement, as well as avoiding turnover. Join us to improve your recruiting, interviewing, and hiring skills, and receive tools that will help you develop policies, procedures, and practices to ensure compliance with the ever-shifting hiring landscape. Participants will learn how to:
•    Write a job description that supports the hiring process
•    Sort and screen resumes without fancy HR software
•    Get the most out of phone screening
•    Incorporate Critical Behavioral Interviewing techniques
•    Avoid interview questions you shouldn’t ask
This workshop is ideal for nonprofit and grantmaking professionals who are responsible for hiring or interviewing staff.

Becoming a Super Supervisor
Date:    April 4, 2019
Time:    9:00am – 12:00pm
Supervising staff is a critical role in organizations - the health of our teams can depend on the skills of those charged with managing other employees. But many of us are promoted into supervisory roles without receiving formal guidance on how to manage and grow our direct reports. This workshop will provide tools and guidance on the softer skills needed to manage employees or contract staff. Participants will learn how to:
•    Choose between and use a coaching style and a more traditional supervising style
•    Provide effective feedback to employees
•    Utilize a 4-step tool for managing up as well as down
•    Develop a performance improvement plan

This workshop is ideal for nonprofit and grantmaking professionals who manage staff.

HR Basics: Managing Performance Improvements and Terminations
Date:    April 30, 2019
Time:    9:00am – 12:00pm
A good employee or volunteer can serve as the driver of organizational success. But occasionally employees struggle to succeed or are not a good fit for their role. Dealing with performance reviews, poor staff performance, and terminations are challenging aspects of nonprofit management, but we must learn to handle them well for our organizations to thrive.  At this workshop, we'll review real supervisory challenges related to performance improvements and terminations and discuss delicate ways of handling these touchy moments, while abiding by labor law. Participants will learn to:
•    Consistently administer best practices policies
•    Document performance
•    Conduct a termination humanely and legally
•    Effectively coach, counsel, and, when necessary, discipline employees and volunteers

This workshop is ideal for nonprofit and grantmaking professionals who supervise or manage staff or volunteers.


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