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Hours to complete

Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: 2 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
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9 hours to complete

Capstone Overview

Welcome to the fourth and final course in the new Coursera Specialization: Developing Leadership and Improving Governance in Nonprofit Organizations.The Capstone is designed to help you apply the knowledge and skills developed in the three Specialization courses to a real world leadership and governance situation a nonprofit organization board of directors is experiencing. As a service learning experience, you will act as an agent for positive change by working with a board of a nonprofit organization that you serve on, work for, or know through the Capstone Project. ...
Reading
2 videos (Total 43 min), 3 readings
Video2 videos
Capstone - Managing Board Change for High Levels of Leadership and Governance Effectiveness36m
Reading3 readings
Course Syllabuss
Course Literature and Resourcess
Week 1 Activitiess
Week
2
Hours to complete
8 hours to complete

Week 2: Secure Board Cooperation

Welcome to Week 2! The focus this week is on obtaining formal consent from your chosen board to participate in the Capstone Project it is then necessary to register them for the board performance assessment at www.boardcheckup.com, if you have not already done so. ...
Reading
2 readings
Reading2 readings
Week 2 Activitiess
Some Tips on Searching for and Approaching a Board10m
Week
3
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7 hours to complete

Weeks 3: Start Gathering Data

Welcome to Week 3! The goal of this week is to start the process of gathering and monitoring data . ...
Reading
1 reading
Reading1 reading
Week 3 Activitiess
Week
4
Hours to complete
9 hours to complete

Weeks 4: Collect Data and Share a Draft

Welcome to Week 4! The goal of this week is to monitor data collection and to write and share a draft of the first part of your Capstone Project report. ...
Reading
1 reading, 1 quiz
Reading1 reading
Week 4 Activitiess

Instructors

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Prof. Yvonne D. Harrison, PhD

Associate Professor and Director
Voluntary Sector Studies Network (VSSN)
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Prof. Vic Murray, PhD

Adjunct Professor
School of Public Administration, University of Victoria

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About the Improving Leadership & Governance in Nonprofit Organizations Specialization

Identify and analyze leadership and governance issues, create practical ways to improve board performance and work with boards to implement these improvements. This Specialization consists of three courses plus a Capstone Project: (1) Course 1 topics: The unique nature of the nonprofit sector in society; leadership in nonprofit organizations and the governance process. (2) Course 2 topics: The roles and responsibilities of nonprofit organization boards of directors and the challenges in carrying them out effectively. (3) Course 3 topics: The critical factors that impact the ability of the board to govern and how to intentionally change them into positive influences. The Capstone Project: How to help real boards overcome inertia and resistance to change and improve their governance effectiveness in an applied service learning experience. To learn more about the series of courses, please watch the Welcome Video....
Improving Leadership & Governance in Nonprofit Organizations

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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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