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Program Leader Certificate

Program leaders have an enormous impact on employee retention and engagement. People do not leave a job because of the work; they leave because of the management. Program leaders are the translators of the organization’s strategy and implementation and are not typically new to managing people and programs.

Program leaders have experience in various positions, such as supervisory and program management positions.  They play a key role in implementing an organization’s strategy and generating enthusiasm among employees to see it through. They are the heart and soul of most organizations! CNM has created a career certificate designed to provide learning and growth opportunities relevant to the nonprofit program leader.

Next Certificate Launch:

Spring Cohort Starts on 3/28

Fall Cohort Starts on 11/5




Core Workshops

All Required:

  • Part 1: Strategic Connection: Connecting Your Team to the Organization’s Vision
  • Part 2: Performance Management and Evaluation
  • Part 3: Taking Care of Your Teams / Addressing Staff Burnout
  • Part 4: Final Review & Group Coaching

(Click here to read CNM Certificate Frequently Asked Questions)

Completion Requirements

You must attend at least 3 of the 4 sessions to complete the Program Leader Certificate. Please email training@cnm.org if you have questions or if you began your certificate prior to 2024.