Nonprofit professionals in executive leadership roles rarely have the time for theory-based approaches to continuing education. Instead, they value learning opportunities that both grow them professionally and are immediately applicable to the organizations they lead. This challenge can be particularly great for new executive directors, who have the passion and vision to lead an organization, yet have not had the opportunity to gain experience in every aspect of managing one.
This certificate program invites you to bring your organization’s unique challenges and opportunities to class. Working with expert practitioners, and using real-life examples from your day-to-day work, explore the principles of effective nonprofit management while creating tools and resources that will improve your programs, strengthen your board and increase your financial sustainability right away.
If you are in your first role as an executive director or chief executive officer, you will find that this certificate program offers immediate benefits, not only to your organization but also to your individual growth as a leader. By earning this certificate, you will demonstrate your expertise in all aspects of nonprofit management and will develop a portfolio of outcomes-based projects that exhibit your ability to lead nonprofit organizations effectively. Additionally, connect with a network of peers who serve in similar roles and bring unique perspectives, experiences and guidance during the program and long after. The next cohort will take place spring 2021. Application deadline is Nov. 15, 2020.