Approaches to Supervision


January 10, 2020
9:30am - 3:30pm


Urban Edge Board Room
1542 Columbus Ave.
Boston, MA 02119


Laurie Jo Wallace, Health Resources in Action

Registration for this event is closed. Please contact Fehintola Abioye ( with any questions.

This training focuses on supervision and program management for adult staff. It addresses the roles and responsibilities of supervisors, communication, work relationships, program management, and the specific supervision of staff. In the training we will identify various roles and responsibilities of supervisors, and explore effective strategies for supervisor relationships.


  • Participants will be able to identify various roles and responsibilities of supervisors.
  • Participants will explore their strengths and weaknesses as a supervisor within the 5 Star Management Model. 
  • Participants will be able to identify specific leadership styles.
  • Participants will be able to effectively implement team-builders for their staff.
  • Participants will be able to build effective supervisor relationships. 

Agenda Overview:

  • Overview of Supervision
  • Supervisor’s Roles and Responsibilities
  • The 5 Star Management Model
  • Situational Leadership
  • The Forms of Supervision
  • Team-builders and Program Planning

Instructor Bio:

At Health Resources in Action, Ms. Wallace has spent the last 28 years promoting healthy communities and healthy youth in Boston. In her role as the Managing Director of Training and Capacity Building, she has special expertise in the areas of training and facilitation, and she has as a provided consulting and support to numerous programs, coalitions, and public health and other non-profit agencies in the Boston region, Massachusetts and nationally. She has contributed to and written coalition building and youth development training curricula. She has also facilitated strategic planning and organizational development initiatives for a variety of non-profit agencies, local and statewide collaborations and community groups. In addition, she has considerable expertise in the field of youth development. She is the Director of the BEST Initiative, a professional development program of support and training for youth workers focusing on the youth development approach. She also has years of expertise in integrating youth engagement into prevention work, like substance use, tobacco, violence, and HIV/AIDS prevention. She has contributed to and written youth development and peer leadership curricula and facilitated strategic planning and organizational development initiatives for a variety of youth and other community groups. She particularly has expertise in peer leadership program development, youth/adult collaboration, conflict resolution and alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse and prevention.

Registration deadline: 

Friday, January 3, 2020

Registration fee: 

Regular: $100; MACDC Member: $75; Student/Americorps/Intern: $25

Type of event: 

MKI Training

Learning area: 

Nonprofit Governance