This course develops leadership skills that are critical for Executive Directors at small/mid-sized organizations, Program Managers at large organizations, and those beginning nonprofit careers. Participants will examine the role of leadership and approaches to assessing and improving organizational culture, mission/vision, strategic planning, organizational effectiveness, change management, and stakeholder engagement. (3.0 Credits)
Students must submit an e-mail address at the time of registration. To be successful in our online courses, plan to spend 7-10 hours per course each week on your studies, starting Week 1. Our courses are paced and highly interactive with participation requirements weekly. Frequent contributions to asynchronous (not real time) online discussions is required to achieve a passing final grade.
Upon successful completion of this course you should be able to:
Identify the qualities and characteristics of an effective 'leader'.
Describe an organization's culture, and develop strategies for a leader to influence that culture.
Develop a vision/mission statement for a nonprofit organization.
Outline a strategic planning process and the key elements of strategy for a nonprofit organization.
Develop a strategy-driven performance measurement framework for a nonprofit organization.
Outline an approach to lead a healthy change process.
Prepare a strategy to build an engaged and productive internal team including Board members, staff, volunteers, and founders.
Prepare a strategy to create strong relationships with clients, donors, funders, partners, and other external stakeholders.
Evaluate your performance as a leader and develop a personal plan for success.
NPMA 1500 is offered as a part of the following programs: