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This specialized program offers in-depth training by experts in a peer learning environment for managers with over 5 years of experience.

Thursdays, February 12-March 12, 2015
1:30pm to 4:30pm
Nonprofit Management Solutions
8265 Vickers Street,
Suite C, San Diego, CA 92111


Been managing for awhile? It can sometimes seem like there are no easy answers. But, you are not alone! 

This peer-learning group, facilitated by experts, offers new solutions and in-depth discussion with others who also oversee direct reports, work with other managers, lead teams and interpret and achieve management goals. During the 5-week course, you will discover proven methods and techniques that will hone your skills and immediately impact your work situation.

Sessions & Topics

Session 1: Best Practices in Effective Leadership in the Workplace
Learn how self-management increases your skills as a leader.

Identifying specific challenges and learning goals to tailor the course for your maximum value.
Developing individual action plans for leadership growth that reinforce an authentic management environment of delegation, responsibility and accountability.
Addressing and offering solutions for major obstacles we all share as seasoned managers.

Session 2: Think Strategically In Building a Positive Workplace Culture
Use your managerial skills to develop a strategy for creating an engaging work environment.

Managing relationships to accomplish strategic work.
Gaining a strong understanding of how positive workplace culture affects performance and why it's the newest business trend.
Leveraging a model that describes the four facets of a positive workplace and inspires employees to be engaged and out-perform competitors.
Creating action items that can be implemented in your team immediately.

Session 3: Leverage Your Organization's Culture to Improve Performance
Discover organizational best practices for developing an engaged, high performing workforce with you as the leader.

Developing your vision.
Creating a higher level of clarity in organization communication.
Inspiring innovation.

Session 4: Authentic and Genuine Ways to Improve Influence
Realize the value of creating and leveraging relationships to get work done.

Understanding the value of influence, credibility and relationship capital internally and externally.
Addressing the challenges of creating relationship depth in a time-compressed environment.
Leveraging your relationships for results.

Session 5: Processing the Tough Issues
Learn how to best navigate tough management challenges with difficult people and multiple stakeholders.

Accelerating trust among team members as you navigate and counter the pitfalls of team dynamics.
Dealing with resisters while managing change.
Handling political power plays.
Coaching for performance enhancement.

Who Should Attend
This program provides managers with five or more years of experience cutting edge solutions to old management challenges.  Managers will learn from experts and interact with their peers to address the tough issues that don’t seem to have easy answers.  In addition, participants will hone their management skills in consideration of possible promotions and if an executive director role is right for them.

How much does it cost?
Register ON or BEFORE F
ebruary 5, 2015-

Sweet Deal Members, $300.00
Members, $375.00
Not-Yet Members, $450.00

Register after February 5, 2015-
Sweet Deal Members, $350.00
Members, $425.00
Not-Yet Members, $500.00


CATHERINE MATTICE MA, has been a trainer with NMS since 2008 and is the President of Civility Partners, LLC. She has extensive experience in human resources, training and development, and community education. Catherine received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in communication from San Diego State University and is an adjunct professor at National University and Southwestern College. Mattice is co-author of the book, BACK OFF! Your Kick-Ass Guide to Ending Bullying at Work and has published several articles on cultures of civility. She has appeared in USA Today, Entrepreneur Magazine, Inc. Magazine and MSNBC as an expert, appeared on FOX, NBC and ABC news in a variety of cities, and presented her research and training programs nationally and internationally.

SHERRI PETRO is a Senior Affiliated Consultant with Nonprofit Management Solutions and a Principal with VPI Consulting, a firm she joined in 2001. A strategic planning, leadership and marketing professional with more than 20 years experience, Sherri is an expert facilitator and public speaker, having lead over 100 seminars. She also distills her expertise as an executive coach, going one-on-one with executive directors, business owners and CEOs. She is the author of over 40 articles on strategy, marketing, and executive coaching.

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