Taking the Next Step in Your Leadership Development

Jen Dodd, Director of Education & Communications Stories

As a nonprofit professional, you’re certain that what you do makes a difference in someone’s life every day–Isn’t that an amazing feeling?–but do you ever think there’s room for growth? A next step to take?

Of course you do. You’re a lifelong learner.

As we head in to a brand-new year, we wanted to remind you that you have access to intensive, graduate-level education specifically for nonprofit leaders.

In 2018, why not take the next step and gain the tools, knowledge, and network to make your work more impactful–and fulfilling–than ever?

The Nonprofit Leadership Center of Tampa Bay and the University of Tampa have been partners for more than a decade, delivering the Nonprofit Management Certificate program to teach executive leaders and those who aspire to become executive leaders the knowledge and skills they need to run a successful nonprofit business. In fact, this certificate program ranked 25 nationally in the 2016 Top 50 Nonprofit Masters/Certificate Programs (Top Management Programs).

Graduate Clara Reynolds, who was working with Success for Kids and Families and is currently CEO of the Crisis Center of Tampa Baysays she is grateful for the UT Nonprofit Management Certificate for helping her to face every task with clarity and confidence: “I was the norm in nonprofits: We typically promote qualified staff with great program knowledge, but no idea how to run an actual business.  The certificate program taught me what questions to ask from a business perspective and gave me confidence that I could run a nonprofit.”

This intensive program is a positive investment in your nonprofit career and your organization’s growth. In 4 one-week sessions scheduled over 12 months, you will learn about cultivating board leadership, strategic thinking, managerial accounting, fund development, marketing research, developing a leadership team, and developing a business plan.

Graduate Brian McEwen, Executive Director of Champions for Children, says, “I’d recommend the Nonprofit Management Certificate program to other nonprofit professionals because the breadth and depth of topics examined in the program expand students’ knowledge of core areas of nonprofit operations/administration, and build students’ competence in critical areas for which they may not have been trained otherwise.”

And check out this recent article in the UT Journal for more real leaders’ stories.

We are now actively recruiting for the newest cohort of lifelong learners, and invite you to attend the upcoming information session over lunch on January 18th at the University of Tampa. Click here to sign up and get directions.

Applications for the new cohort (beginning in May of 2018) must be submitted by March 1, 2017. Apply here.

Visit the Nonprofit Management Certificate page on our site for more detailed information, including session dates and topics of study as well as how you can apply for a scholarship to cover half of the tuition.