Course Description

Enhancing Communities Learning Series 2019 - Training for the Nonprofit Novice

The Enhancing Communities Learning Series (ECLS) is a professional development program of Temple University Harrisburg. The series offers you a convenient way to learn about important and relevant issues affecting nonprofits while enjoying a meal with your colleagues in the community. ECLS provides more than a chance to passively listen to presentations. We encourage you to be part of an interactive process of discovering new talents, opportunities and resources in the community-all while making the community more aware of your organization’s work. Each workshop in the series includes a meal and networking opportunities; announcements from attendees; and a topic germane to nonprofit capacity building or community issues.

This series offers four different workshops (each requires individual registration)

Course Outline

Workshop Description:

 I Got a Promotion! Now What?

Taking the leap into your first supervisory job can be exciting and scary. All too often in the nonprofit worlds, new supervisors are left on their own trying to figure out how to make the transition successfully. This workshop will introduce participants to a strengths-based approach to leadership which is rooted in empathy, cultural humility, empowerment, critical self-reflection, and genuine mutual respect. Through discussion and small group activities, participants will compare and contrast the strengths-based approach with a more traditional command and control management approach, reflect on their own strengths and opportunities, and identify powerful questions which support mutually respectful relationships.

Continuing Education:

This workshop has been approved for 1.5 continuing education hours through co-sponsorship of Temple University Harrisburg, a PA State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselor pre-approved provider of continuing education. These credit hours satisfy requirements for LSW/LCSW/LMFT/LPC biennial license renewal. Certificates of attendance documenting continuing education hours will be issued by Temple University Harrisburg.

Certificates of attendance documenting continuing education hours will be issued by Temple University Harrisburg. If you are interested in receiving a certificate of continuing education, the following steps must be completed:

  1. Complete the continuing education request form: CLICK HERE (this will need completed for each workshop attended)
  2. Attend and sign the attendance sheet
  3. Complete an online workshop evaluation with your full name, at the end of the workshop

Learner Outcomes

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Compare and contrast strengths-based leadership with traditional command and control leadership approach
  2. Practice critical self-reflection to identify their own strengths and opportunities as a leader
  3. Identify powerful questions leaders can use to support mutually respectful relationships with their team


  • Registration: Online registration is required to attend and space is limited to 60 participants
  • Cost: $20.00 per workshop

Cancellation Policy

In the event of inclement weather, TUH will make every effort to cancel events with as much advance notice as possible. Notification will be sent via email/Destiny One once a decision been to close or delay has been made. In all instances TUH will follow the University’s cancellation decisions.

All cancellation requests must be in writing via email to pamela.vierra@temple.edu

Cancellations received up to ten (10) business days prior to the start of the scheduled workshop will receive a full refund. If cancellation is received nine (9) business days to the first day prior to the start of the workshop there will be a $10.00 processing fee assessed, and the balance paid will be refunded. There will be no refunds if cancellation happens on the day of the event.

TUH reserves the right to cancel continuing education events due to low enrollment. Full refund will be provided.

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