Being a nonprofit leader is not just supervising employees; leading is managing change, balancing short-term and long-term goals, and communicating these goals effectively with both the board of directors and staff. The classes in this Certificate Program are designed to give participants insight into important key areas of leadership: governance, financial stability, mission impact, empowering others to succeed, and more.

The Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program is for professionals at a senior level, those who might pursue a CEO role, or anyone looking to be an influential leader in the nonprofit sector. This track of classes is not intended for beginners, but rather for those in mid-level positions seeking leadership roles, or for current leaders looking to sharpen and hone their skills.

Required: six core workshops and two electives

Enroll in these classes on our Workshop Calendar.

Recommended prerequisite workshop:

Core classes (choose six):

  • Conversational Intelligence®: How Leaders' Words Make Worlds - February 20, 8:30 am-3:30 pm
  • Nonprofit Accounting: A Focus on Internal Controls - March 20, 8:30 am-3:30 pm
  • Developing a Strategic Plan that Sticks - April 12, 8:30 am-3:30 pm
  • Overcoming Conflict: Harnessing EQ to Build Relationships & Improve Outcomes  - April 19, 8:30 am-3:30 pm
  • Empowering Your Board: The Importance of Fundraising - May 30, 1-4:30 pm
  • Developing a Dynamic Board: The Key to Nonprofit Effectiveness - date coming soon
  • Managing a Nonprofit: Roles and Accountabilities of the Chief Executive - date coming soon
  • Change Management: Preparing for the Future  - date coming soon

Electives (choose two):

Use our Workshop Calendar to register for classes in the Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program.

Email Education Manager Callie Elliott at to enroll in the program.