Supervisor Roundtable - Fall 2023

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Supervisor Roundtable - Fall 2023

Join this 4-part ONLINE roundtable committed to supporting you lead your best in your supervisor role!

By Mike Beebe & Edna Sadberry

When and where

Date and time

September 27 · 9am - December 13 · 12pm PDT



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Refunds up to 30 days before event
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About this event

  • 77 days 4 hours
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Join a group of 6-12 Community Leaders for an online training and networking opportunity that will support you to become a more effective supervisor. The Supervisor Roundtable kicks off on Wednesday, Sept. 27th from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PT. We will meet one Wednesday per month. The dates are 9/27, 10/25, 11/29 and 12/13.

This interactive and collaborative series of meetings will encourage participants to explore new leadership styles and share best practices as they learn to improve management of staff/volunteer teams.

In this series supervisors will:

  • Practice and become more effective in foundational coaching skills of giving & receiving feedback, inquiry skills, and engaged listening.
  • Uncover methods to motivate your team and increase productivity.
  • Learn techniques that help a team feel supported and foster trust.
  • Explore and learn new strategies for effective culturally responsive supervision, i.e. supervising across diverse race, class, gender, ability staff teams.
  • Build a strong community of peers to celebrate strengths and troubleshoot challenges with.

The Supervisor Roundtable will be co-facilitated by Mike Beebe & Edna Sadberry. Edna and Mike are longtime work colleagues, friends, and co-facilitators who are skilled at building strong and thoughtful multiracial cohorts of leaders in the nonprofit, and public sector. Past participants have expressed their appreciation for the open, honest talk about Edna's experience as a black woman and Mike's experience as a white man committed to social justice. They bring a consciousness about their identities into the training that helps group members navigate their challenges more effectively. Join Mike & Edna as they explore what it means to supervise across race, class, gender, and other differences.  

What participants say...

"Mike & Edna are amazing! I appreciate the way you created space to confront difficult topics, while also acknowledging your own learnings."
"Really appreciate how Mike is approachable and Edna holds people accountable. Great teamwork!"
"Mike & Edna were awesome facilitators and made it easy to reflect on the reading and conversations with peers."

What is one thing that stood out about the Roundtable?

"The opportunity to troubleshoot our own issues and leverage wisdom of the group via solution circles."
"How the agenda adapted and flowed based on the conversation and needs of us as participants."
"I had enough time between sessions to reflect and practice."

About the organizer

Mike decided to take his passion for leadership development training and start Leadership for Change in 2004. Since then, he has worked with thousands of individuals and groups to help develop their leadership skills.  Mike has over 20 years of experience managing youth & adult leadership programs and is passionate about partnering with young people to create positive social change. His experience includes directing Penny Harvest Seattle, a youth philanthropy & service learning program, JustServe AmeriCorps, a youth anti-violence program, TEEN LINK, a hotline for youth answered by youth, and serving on the Board of Directors for COLAGE, a national organization advocating for the rights of LGBTQ+ families. 

In 2013, Mike and a team of training colleagues launched F.A.C.E. (Facilitating Awareness & Change for Equity) Consulting Collaborative in an effort to provide stronger support to individuals, groups, and organizations striving to create a more equitable world. More info on F.A.C.E. can be found on their website.

Edna has over 10 years working with groups, families and individuals supporting them in identifying and interrupting generational patterns that are barriers to success. Her passion for leadership development and social justice, includes supervising three AmeriCorps teams: MLK VISTA, Pathways and JustServe AmeriCorps. Along with social justice work and leadership development, she recently received her Masters in Clinical Psychology to add to her tool belt in developing future leaders who are self reflective and committed to transforming themselves and their communities.