Improving Leadership & Governance in Nonprofit Organizations Specialization

Starts Nov 20

Improving Leadership & Governance in Nonprofit Organizations Specialization

Improving Leadership & Governance in Nonprofit Organizations Specialization

Effective Leadership and Governance for Nonprofits. Develop leadership to help nonprofit organizations improve their governance effectiveness

About This 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.

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courses
4 courses

Follow the suggested order or choose your own.

projects
Projects

Designed to help you practice and apply the skills you learn.

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Certificates

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Courses
Beginner Specialization.
No prior experience required.
  1. COURSE 1

    Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector, Nonprofit Organizations, Nonprofit Leadership and Governance

    Upcoming session: Nov 20
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    This course introduces you to the nonprofit sector, nonprofit organizations, and the concepts of leadership and governance. While this course has been developed with North American culture in mind, we do appreciate that in other parts of the world th
  2. COURSE 2

    The Roles and Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards of Directors within the Governance Process

    Upcoming session: Nov 29
    Commitment
    5 weeks, 5 - 7 hours per week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    This course provides a more in-depth look at the roles and responsibilities of boards of directors in the governance of nonprofit organizations. While the course has been developed with North American culture in mind, we do appreciate that in other
  3. COURSE 3

    The Factors that Influence the Effectiveness of Boards and the Governance Process

    Upcoming session: Nov 20
    Commitment
    5 Weeks, 7 - 10 hours per week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    The third course in this Specialization introduces you to the factors that influence how effective boards of directors will be in carrying out their roles and responsibilities and hence the impact they have in shaping the success of the organization they
  4. COURSE 4

    Capstone - Managing Board Change for Higher Levels of Leadership and Governance Effectiveness

    Upcoming session: Dec 11
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Capstone Project

    The Capstone Project is a service learning experience designed to apply the knowledge and skills developed in the three Specialization courses to a real world leadership and governance situation. It is also intended to develop the participant's capab

Creators

  • The State University of New York

    The Voluntary Sector Studies Network (VSSN) is an interdisciplinary, community-university collaborative comprising of students, the voluntary sector and faculty/staff administered out of the VSSN office at Luther College at the University of Regina.

    The State University of New York, with 64 unique institutions, is the largest comprehensive system of higher education in the United States. Educating nearly 468,000 students in more than 7,500 degree and certificate programs both on campus and online, SUNY has nearly 3 million alumni around the globe.

  • Luther College at the University of Regina

    As a partner in post-secondary education on the University of Regina campus, Luther College provides the highest quality of teaching and fosters outstanding research within the humanities, social sciences, fine arts, and sciences while presenting and challenging a broad spectrum of values and view points.

  • Prof. Vic Murray, PhD

    Prof. Vic Murray, PhD

    Adjunct Professor
  • Prof. Yvonne D. Harrison, PhD

    Prof. Yvonne D. Harrison, PhD

    Associate Professor and Director

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