Management Training Program for Non-Profits

Great managers are not born.
They are made.

Finally, practical management training built for the non-profit and public sectors.

Our management training program provides you with proven training and tools to effectively recruit, motivate, develop, and supervise your staff. It goes beyond just theory – we work with you to apply the skills you learn to your unique situation.

“It was very relevant to our organization’s needs with practical tools I feel confident in implementing. It was also facilitated very well, professionalism and passion came throughout the training.”

Amanda Lipinski, Program Director, Indigenous Diabetes Health Circle

Current Opportunities

January 2020 Update: Our Management Training for Non-Profits program cohorts have filled up fast!  We are all booked for the winter, however, there are still opportunities available for later in 2020.

Opportunities for Individuals: Join a Pre-Scheduled Cohort

If you are interested in taking the program, we have a few spots still available in a cohort taking place from March to July. This program is rotating locations monthly between Peterborough, Markham and Oshawa. Register your interest now.

Opportunities for Organizations: Book Your Own Cohort

If you are interested in booking a cohort for your managers or a collaborative cohort with your community partners with 10 or more participants, we are accepting registrations for cohorts beginning in the Summer and Fall of 2020. Register your interest now.

Who you are

You are someone who is currently, or will be, managing people. You are eager to learn. You want to become more effective at managing staff. You have an open mind and are willing to try new things.

Laridae’s management training program is designed specifically for managers in the non-profit and public sectors and caters to people at all levels.

What is the format?

  • Six, 3-hour classroom sessions covering the core modules of effective management. See the course modules
  • Six, 1-hour 1-on-1 coaching sessions in the weeks following each classroom session
  • Pre-work case studies from real-world situations that help you learn and apply techniques in your environment

What makes this program unique?

We go beyond just theory and the classroom by helping participants implement what they learn. During our 1-on-1 training sessions, individuals learn how to overcome their specific management challenges so that the results stick.

What does this training program cost?

The cost is $2,995 + HST per participant.

Who are the instructors?

Interested, but have questions? Contact us.

A recent comment from a program participant

“It’s 6 months after our whole team began the Laridae training. So I wanted to share a compliment that I recently heard, at a regular 1:1 check in with a staff member: Things feel different around here, like a breath of fresh air. Whatever you all learned at that training I can tell you’ve bought in, you seem excited. I feel like things are starting to change for the better. And I talk more openly with all my colleagues and I trust that I can tell you anything and you’ll respond and support us.”

Training Modules

Laridae’s management training program consists of the following modules:

Module 1: Introduction to Management

This module introduces participants to the art of management and identifies the key skills that managers need to be successful. Participants will learn time management techniques and how to run effective meetings. Concepts covered: management vs leadership, model for managing, change matrix, time matrix, prioritization scorecards, getting things done.

Module 2: Recruiting

A “bad” hire can hurt an organization—from between 3-10x that employee’s salary in lost time, training and opportunity cost. This module teaches participants how to effectively recruit participants and onboard them so that they are effective in the shortest amount of time. Concepts covered: Skills vs knowledge vs talent, interview best practices, external vs internal candidates, onboarding best practices.

Module 3: Setting Expectations and Delegation

This module teaches participants communication best practices for them to work through their staff to get things done. This includes not just setting expectations, but also the feedback and follow-through needed to achieve the desired results. Concepts covered: Expectation best practices, stretch goals, SMART, goal setting, verbal upfront contracts, tools for effective delegation, 1-on-1 meetings.

Module 4: Finance for Non-Finance Managers

This module teaches participants how to draw insights from financial numbers and use them to make informed decisions. It is suitable for audiences of all experience levels. We assume no prior knowledge and build up skills over the course of the class. Concepts covered: The three financial statements, analyzing an organization’s financials, creating and using an operating budget.

Module 5: Motivation

Studies show that morale in an employee declines sharply after their first six months and continues to deteriorate for years afterwards. This module teaches participants what they can do to prevent that decline and keep their employees engaged and motivated. Concepts covered: AMP motivation model, capitalizing on strengths, managing around weaknesses, giving praise, four tendencies.

Module 6: Developing People

This module teaches participants how to develop staff in a way that lets them define a career that fits the needs of both the organization and staff member. Organizations can increase retention and focus their training budgets on areas that will have the greatest impact. Concepts covered: Coaching and mentoring, effective relationships, educational development, career pathing, improving engagement, succession planning.

Learning Opportunities

Cross Organizational Training

Cross Organizational Training is ideal for organizations that are looking to provide a broader management exposure to their employees than just the perspective of their organization. Participants in these sessions are at similar stages in their careers, but come from similar sized organizations from various sectors. This allows participants to speak frankly during the lessons and enriches the learning experience as the managers realize that despite the differences in their sectors, many of the challenges they face are universal.

Private Training

Private training is ideal for organizations that would like the training delivered to their management teams only. They must have ten or more employees that wish to participate in the management training program. Courses can be held at Laridae, at client facilities, or an offsite location.

Interested, but have questions? Contact us.