Managers directly affect a nonprofit organization’s culture and success. We give them the skills and confidence to effectively manage and retain their staff and volunteers so they can better serve their clients.
Laurel and Associates, Ltd. can help you build managerial, employee development and technical skills through the design and delivery of participatory classroom and virtual training programs. We also provide train-the-trainer programs that will teach your trainers how to effectively design and facilitate high quality training programs.
Since 75% of employees leave their jobs voluntarily because of a poor manager, it’s a good idea to recognize the warning signs that a manager needs to learn better management and interpersonal communication skills. Otherwise, your nonprofit organization cannot ensure continued growth, efficiency, and adaptability.
Here are eight urgent signals that a manager is not performing well:
Each of these eight indicators is an urgent signal that managers are not performing well and need better management and interpersonal communication skills. Addressing these signals through management training can enhance a nonprofit organization’s performance. An investment in management training is an investment in the current and future success of your nonprofit.
Action: To learn more, contact Deborah Laurel at 608-219-3594.
Middle managers are the backbone of business. It’s up to them to translate policies and procedures and to manage the employee and volunteer experience to ensure that programs achieve their goals and clients’ needs are met.
It happens every day. An employee who excels at their job is tapped to start training other employees on their topic of expertise. This is despite the fact that the individual has never been trained as a trainer. I call this an accidental trainer.
The problem is that the accidental trainer:
My name is Deborah Laurel and I’m the President of Laurel and Associates, Ltd.
I have designed and facilitated training programs for public, private and nonprofit agencies, as well as for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization and the United States Agency for International Development for the past 40 years. I have also trained and certified over 1000 trainers in the United States, Jordan, Nigeria, Kenya, Zambia, UAE, and Croatia in how to design, facilitate, and evaluate participant-centered, skill-building training programs.
So, who cares if nonprofit managers aren’t trained to be managers? The answer is- everyone involved cares, which includes staff, volunteers, clients, donors, and the
Thank you Deb for all the great learning!!!