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Priority Applications Due January 26, 2018

Application submission date will be considered in approval process, early submissions are strongly encouraged. 

Priority Registration $900

After January 26, 2018: Registration $1,000

Uncertain About Which Certificate Program You Should Take?

We know it’s sometimes hard to choose which Certificate program you should take. If you’re looking to develop your skills as a leader, then you’re on the right page.

If you want to understand the ins and outs of operating a nonprofit, you should visit our Nonprofit Management Certificate page.

The Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Has Been Crafted for New Executives and Senior Management.

The CNM Connect and SMU CAPE Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program has been expanded for nonprofit professionals who have demonstrated a high potential for leadership and a willingness to develop their talent for a greater organizational impact. The Nonprofit Leadership Certificate focuses on personal leadership development in an environment that allows you to collaborate and learn with your peers.

The Nonprofit Leadership Certificate program is ideal for candidates who meet the following criteria: participants should have five years of experience in the nonprofit sector, five years of management experience, be an aspiring executive leader who is currently in a senior management position and/or a first-time or new Executive Director/CEO.

Some key elements of the program include:

  • Trust, A Leadership Necessity & Economic Driver
  • Building Talent in Self & Leadership Teams
  • Board Leadership, Governance, Ethics & Financial Transparency
  • Culture of Philanthropy and Succession Planning
  • Change Management
  • Leadership in Action

Location and Dates

Fridays 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
SMU East Campus
5539 SMU Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75206

Session 1: February 23, 2018
Session 2: March 9, 2018
Session 3: March 23, 2018
Session 4: April 6, 2018
Session 5: April 20, 2018
Session 6: May 4, 2018

I was new in my role as Executive Director, and I hoped to learn high-level management technique and theory, and also some practical skills. The Nonprofit Leadership Certificate is intensive, but it’s a very thoughtful and organized course with exceptional breadth and depth. I met an absolutely wonderful group of nonprofit leaders, whom I now consider friends. It was well worth the investment!

Alyson Gregory Richter

Executive Director, Project Transformation

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