Management Essentials series

A Roadmap for Managing People

A New FALL 2021 Program

Accelerate your management knowledge, skills and insight. 

Managing people can be rewarding and quite challenging. Join expert facilitators and peers for this informative, supportive, and engaging professional growth experience. This five-session learning series is designed to support any nonprofit professional who manages people. Ideal for newly promoted managers as well as managers with experience.

Registration deadline September 1. Pick and choose individual sessions or register for all five days at a significant discount and earn a Certificate of Completion and LinkedIn Badge.   

Group Discount: If you would like to register 3 or more people from your organization, email May Congdon, mcongdon@cvnl.org BEFORE you register and she will provide you a discount code.   

Program Details


Whether you are entering a management role for the first time or have been managing people for years, this session will provide a helpful framework. Learn about the unique role of manager and gain knowledge about management principles, management and leadership styles, and how emotional intelligence supports performance. Register for Day 1 Only

Transparent and authentic communication is the best way to build trust, motivate and engage employees. This includes giving and receiving feedback, setting clear goals, and measuring performance. This session will also include HR Fundamentals for managers. Register for Day 2 Only

Today’s workplace demands managers who are conscious, competent, and strategic in diversity, inclusion and equity principles and practices. This session will enhance your awareness and provide management concepts that create an environment of support and belonging for all your employees. Register for Day 3 Only

This session will focus on applying management concepts and tools to real scenarios with a focus on effective problem-solving, leading with compassion and empathy, team-building, collaboration, delegation, and more. Register for Day 4 Only

Explore the manager’s role as coach and how to build a coaching culture and practice within your team. Learn coaching approaches and the art of powerful questions. Register for Day 5 Only

Cancellation policy: If plans change and you are no longer able to attend, we will transfer your enrollment and payment to the next program cycle. Funds must be applied and used within a 6 (six) month period. We do not offer refunds. 


CVNL Management Essentials Series Instructor Kim Brown Sims
Kim Brown Sims
KBS Leadership Consulting

Kim is the CEO and Founder of KBS Leadership Consulting. She holds an MBA and is licensed as a registered and public health nurse.

Kim is double board certified as a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and Nurse Executive Advanced through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

She has been in leadership roles for over three decades and has a passion for creating equitable, empowered and inclusive business cultures.

CVNL Management Essentials Series Instructor Shannon Hughes
Shannon Hughes
Enlivened Studios

Shannon is a facilitator and speaker with a calling to enliven creativity, confidence, and easeful collaboration in teams of all shapes and sizes.

In her practice, Enlivened Studios, she uses experiential teaching practices to break down cross-team silos and embolden transformational leadership.

With 20+ years of corporate marketing and HR strategy experience, plus a lifetime of proven leadership, performance, and creative devotion, Shannon combines skill + heart into every Enlivened Studios session. 

Through this work, she’s on a mission to help people live fully, lead consciously and impact the world with joy and collective aliveness. 

Patricia Murillo, CVNL Chief Program Officer
Patricia Murillo
Chief Program Officer, CVNL

Patricia brings over 25 years of progressive nonprofit leadership experience effectively leading organizations and initiatives to greater impact. She is passionate about designing and facilitating people-centered learning experiences.

With a background in education, social work, and organizational development, she has worked on equity and social justice issues throughout her career.

As a first generation Latina who came up from working the fields in Watsonville, she has been on a mission to provide support and opportunities for marginalized communities and give back to the many hands that uplifted her throughout her education and career. leaders on board governance, succession planning, and leadership development.

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If you have any questions about Learning & Leadership Development or other CVNL training opportunities, contact:

Scott Peterson at speterson@cvnl.org