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Nonprofit Leadership and Management

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

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Overview

The Nonprofit Leadership and Management program prepares students to lead and manage a nonprofit organization toward sustainable growth. Students will develop competence in program planning, development and evaluation; transparent and ethical corporate governance practices; marketing and sales; funds sourcing, including the latest trends in fundraising; financial management; human resources management; building partnerships and leveraging volunteer engagement to effectively manage public benefit programs and social services.

Entry Requirements

This professional program is designed for:

  • University or three-year Diploma College graduates OR
  • Mature students with three to five years related work experience

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Curriculum

Curriculum

NPL700
Introduction to the Non-Profit Sector
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In this course, the non-profit and social sector of the Canadian economy is examined in terms of the breadth and diversity of types of activities, organizational structures and operational models. Non profit organizations will be compared to traditional for profit business. Issues that pose unique challenges to managers in the non-profit sector such as dealing with government regulations, fund sourcing and measuring economic and social impact are discussed. The role of social entrepreneurship and social innovation in overcoming these challenges will be addressed.




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NPL701
Governance Models and Structures
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NPL702
Leadership Approaches in the Non-Profit Sector
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NPL703
Stat. Planning for Non-Profit & Social Enterprises
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NPL704
HR Management in the Social Economy
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NPL800
Building Alliances & Partnerships in Social Sector
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NPL801
Marketing Management for Non-Profit & Social Ent.
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NPL802
Computer Applications & Information Systems
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NPL803
Program Development, Management and Evaluation
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NPL804
Financial Management for Non-Profit Organizations
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Program Outcomes

As a graduate, you will be prepared to reliably demonstrate the ability to:

  • Summarize governance approaches in the non-profit sector.
  • Examine human resources functions and organizational structures in the non-profit sector.
  • Analyze marketing strategies and design a marketing plan.
  • Create a project or program for public benefit.
  • Apply the latest methods of measuring social impact for proving effectiveness to stakeholders.
  • Analyze computer applications and management information systems that support operational decision making.
  • Analyze funds sourcing models and the financial requirements to be in compliance with internal and external accountability standards.
  • Evaluate the external forces affecting non-profit, charitable organizations, and the private sector which create opportunities and threats to sustainability.
  • Apply leadership skills to enhance relationships with organizational stakeholders.
  • Communicate effectively in oral and written formats.
  • Exemplify professional and ethical conduct.

Graduation

Graduation

If you meet all program requirements and become eligible for a Certificate, Diploma or Degree you must inform the Registration Office by completing a Request to Graduate form and paying the fee. Forms are available at the Registration office and online.

Certificates and diplomas are issued twice a year: Fall (October) and Spring (June). Request to Graduate forms must be received no later than July 31 (for Fall Convocation), November 30 or March 31 (for Spring Convocation).

Program Contacts

Julie Clark
Program Assistant
fce.business@senecacollege.ca
416.491.5050 ext.22797


Barbara Pimenoff
Program Coordinator
Barbara.Pimenoff@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22504