Reflective Management Seminars

The Reflective Management seminars cover a variety of topics important to new managers, beginning with some basic theories of management and leadership. We’ll discuss how to manage ourselves through self-awareness and time management. And we’ll talk about how to manage others and working through some ideas on how to best manage others—both “below” and “above” us in the chain of command.

Before each of the three sessions, you’ll be asked to complete a set of short readings that will form the basis for discussion. Moments of personal reflection and group activities will provide participants with opportunities to work out their ideas and practice new skills.

Through this series of workshops you will:

  • Grow your understanding of the knowledge, skills, and values necessary for good management,
  • Reflect on and better understand your own skills and values relevant to management,
  • Express your insights in a personal Management Philosophy Statement,
  • Produce a Learning Plan to successfully guide you through Management Academy in a timely fashion, and
  • Build strong professional connections.

Reflective Management Seminars:

  1. Management and Leadership (Wednesday, August 30, 9-11 am)
  2. Managing Ourselves (Wednesday, September 27, 9-11 am)
  3. Managing Others (Wednesday, November 15, 9-11 am)


CNE Program Manager, Andrew Robinson, will lead all Reflective Management workshops.


Core Competency Workshops

Participants will select one workshop from each of the six core competency areas (Development & Philanthropy, Evaluation, Finance, Governance & Strategy, Human Resources & Personnel Management, and Marketing). CNE’s Program Manager will assist participants in registering for these workshops following the initial Reflective Management Seminar on August 30th.


Competency Area

Date & Time

Financial Literacy Finance 01/30/2018 | 9-11 am
Finance for Non-Fianance Positons Finance TBD
Budgeting Basics Finance 02/07/2018 | 9-11 am
Volunteer Management  HR/Leadership  01/24/2018 | 9-11 am
How am I showing up? HR/Leadership 3/14/2018 | 9-11 am
Social Media Marketing 04/18/2018 | 9-11 am
Storytelling Philanthropy/Marketing 01/17/2018 | 9-11 am
Grant Writing Philanthropy 03/07/2018 | 9-11 am
Creating a Culture of Evaluation Program Evaluation 01/31/2018 | 10 am – 12 pm
Identifying Agency Impact Program Evaluation 03/20/2018 | 9-11 am
Strategic Planning Strategy/Governance 12/06/2017 | 9-11 am
Board-CEO Relationships Strategy/Governance 04/11/2018 | 9-11 am
Governance in a New Age Strategy/Governance 02/13/2018 | 9-11 am
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