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NPMA 1500 - Nonprofit Leadership

Non-profit Management Part-time Studies Course

School of Business

Course Details

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.



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Learning Outcomes

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.

Effective as of Winter 2006


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