Supervising Organizers: Essential Skills

Start: Monday, November 15, 202110:30 AM Central Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)

End: Wednesday, November 17, 2021 3:00 PM Central Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)

This is a virtual event

Evaluate and sharpen your supervisory skills to develop effective strategic and relational organizers.

Agenda at a glance:
Over the course of three days, you will:

Learn to align your vision for justice with your role as supervisor
Build effective teams
Help organizers think strategically
Provide effective support and feedback
Have a “difficult” conversation

Click here for a PDF of the agenda (opens in new tab)

3 day training: November 15-17
Daily timing: 11:30 AM - 4 pm Eastern Time -- including a long break for lunch, plus other breaks throughout. Feel free to snack and do your thing - we are all in this together!
OPTIONAL Happy Hour: November 15, directly following the training -- join us for an informal conversation with your fellow organizers and trainers. This is a time that can be a deeper dive into specific topics, or just a chance to connect (since we can't in the halls and over meals!).
OPTIONAL Coffee Hour: November 17, 1 hour prior to the training -- this will either be another chance for informal conversation OR an opportunity to hear about cultivating your small dollar donor list, led by our friends at ActBlue. (TBD based on ActBlue's availability!)
These are part of the calendar holds you will receive, but please note that they truly are optional.


We are offering a sliding scale for these online trainings because we want them to be accessible to everyone.  

During registration, you will be asked to select your organizational budget. The amount you will be charged is displayed there as well.

After registration, you will receive TWO emails - one automatically from Action Network; one from Midwest Academy with your invoice and a payment link (that one might take a few business days).

Other Details:

  • We will cap each training at 25 people. Expect to participate in discussions in the full group as well as in breakout rooms.
    Because of this, we ask organizations to limit the number of participants in a single training to 3.
  • You'll note 3 optional demographics questions at the end of the registration; if you are registering someone else, do NOT complete these questions.  
    (Why are we asking this? As a nonprofit, we, like many of you, receive grant funding; these funding sources often ask basic demographics questions. We will only share aggregate, anonymous responses with funders, and will NEVER include identifying information.)
  • We will use Zoom Meetings for all trainings. You can join by browser, but the App is recommended (we like to annotate and use reactions).
  • Shortly before the training, you will receive an email with some more details - including the Zoom link, final agenda, and a brief participant list (first name, org, role, and state for those who consented).

If you have ANY questions or concerns, or to be added to our waitlist, please reach out to us: