Delegation in Nonprofit

Delegation: The Benefits, Pitfalls, and Strategies for Effective Work-Force Empowerment

Friday, December 1, 2023 | 9:00 a.m.-12 noon. ET

$120 | 3 CEUs


Delivery: Online via Zoom

Delegation: The Benefits, Pitfalls, and Strategies for Effective Work-Force Empowerment

The ability to delegate is a core leadership skill. As leaders, we understand that delegating is key to a successful business structure and critical to staff development and programmatic success. And yet, it can be a challenge. Delegating effectively requires comfort with asking for help and determining how to best assign tasks for effective completion. It is the cornerstone for a proper balance of work flow and requires setting clear expectations with those you supervise. For some of us, it is also an exercise in letting go and trust. 

As such, delegation is often one of the most challenging skills for a manager to master. During this workshop, participants will receive training in the many facets of delegation, including when and to whom to delegate responsibilities, understanding the delegation process, and how to best offer support and oversight without micromanaging or undermining staff. Together, we will explore crucial mistakes and pitfalls to avoid.

In this workshop, we will support you in your role by:

  1. Offering rationale, skill development to the barriers of delegation.
  2. Understanding the caveats of the delegation process.
  3. Gain a better understanding of your own strengths and challenges related to delegation.
  4. Discussing opportunities and effective strategies for delegating work.

Delegating isn’t only about making life and work easier for you; it’s also about ensuring you assign tasks and projects that are aligned to everyone’s skills. Approaching delegation with humility and gratitude will take you a long way and help ensure that your people find success for themselves and on behalf of the agency.

Who Should Attend:

While a great fit for administrators and supervisors supporting a team, all persons interested in leadership and organizational development are invited and welcome to attend.


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Laura Hinds, MSW, LCSW is the founder and Principal Partner of Hindsight Consulting Group, which provides training and small group interventions for non-profits of diverse foci. Laura has taught courses and asynchronous learning modules for  the University of Pennsylvania School’s of Social Policy and Practice since 2007. An alum of Penn's SP2, Laura began her career as a direct practitioner with children, adolescents, and families at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, developing skills in HIV/AIDS specific care needs, high acuity hospital based social work practice, as well as psychotherapy. Laura is also the Chairperson Emeritus of the State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors for whom she now serves as an Expert Witness. 





Program Cost: $120

CEUs: 3


If you would like to join the training as a group, please email Quanisha Green at for our discounted group rate.