Rick Schwartz talks to MetroWest nonprofit staff about annual reports.

We bring in renowned consultants, practitioners, and content experts to present practical workshops.

Workshops are intended for staff, board/committee members, and volunteers who are affiliated with nonprofit organizations or town agencies serving MetroWest. While there is no fee to attend, if you register for a workshop and your plans change, please email or call 48 hours in advance. Otherwise, a $25 no-show fee will be charged.

Interested in presenting? Have ideas for workshops that you would like to attend? Email John Haak

Strategies to Reduce and Prevent Employee Burnout

When: Tuesday, November 12, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Weston Public Library, 87 School Street, Weston 
Who should attend: This workshop is most appropriate for people supervisors and managers at all levels, as well as for human resource professionals counseling people managers
Presenter: Marianne Mortara 

Employee burnout is an issue affecting nonprofits of all sizes. A recent article suggested that up to half of fundraisers expect to leave their job in the next two years. Join facilitator Marianne Mortara to learn ways to keep your staff energized, committed, and engaged.

  • Learn how to assess burnout risk factors
  • Learn and share best practices to minimize burnout
  • Review classic tips and tools for combating burnout among staff

This workshop is offered in partnership with Empower Success Corps



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Managing Up, Down, and All Around

A Workshop for People Who Are Relatively New Managers and Who Want to Strengthen Their Management Skills

When: Thursday, December 12, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Morse Institute Library, 14 E. Central Street, Natick
Who should attend: This workshop is most appropriate for first-time mangers who are relatively new to their role.
Presenter: Ann L. Silverman

Becoming a manager for the first time is an exciting point in your career. Often, however, when you step into this role you have not received any formal management training. Join Ann Silverman of Ann L. Silverman Consulting for a workshop that will help you identify the management skills you already have as well as new ones you wish to gain. The goals of the workshop are to:

1. Help new managers reflect on the skills that they have to manage their team
2. Help new managers to begin to build/strengthen their own management skills, and
3. Motivate new managers to become leaders

Attendees should come ready to participate as this workshop will be highly interactive and discussion-based. 

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