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Course 304 - Nonprofit Management & Leadership

$600.00
SKU: CVC 304

Course 304 - Nonprofit Management & Leadership (3 credits) 

An exploration of the four primary tasks for successful management: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling.

This course counts toward credit as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE Certification).

Professor: James F. VarnHagen

Learning Objectives for this Course

Week One

  • Introduction of classmates to each other

  • Introduction of instructor

  • Overview of class; Topics, Approach, Resources, Assignments & Ground Rrules

  • Review the Role of the Executive Director of a nonprofit organization

Week Two

  • Introduce the student to management theory and concepts (Hendrix)

  • Introduce the student to nonprofit management (Drucker)

  • Introduce the student to leadership development theory and concepts (Drucker, Hendrix)

  • Introduce the student to nonprofit management and leadership resources on the Internet

  • Review the management and leadership role of the Executive Director of a Nonprofit organization (Seath)

Week Three

  • To help the student understand his personality temperament and thereby better understand his/her behavior as a manager and leader (Temperament profile)

  • Introduce the student to the leadership strategy of Dr. Micheal Useem (audio presentation)

  • Raise the awareness of the stresses to the personal life of the Nonprofit organization leader

  • Help the student envision a life and self management plan for personal and leadership development

Week Four

  • Overview of issues in what the work of the manager is

  • Importance of vision in leadership and management 

  • Demonstrate organizational leadership correlates and begins with self management of the leader (Hybels, Hock articles)

  • Importance of planning in leadership and management 

  • Creating and following strategy that creates results 


Week Five

  • Overview of issues in what the work of the manager is (Part 2)

  • Importance of vision in leadership and management (Blanchard and Knowles)

  • Creating and following strategy that creates results (Drucker and Hendrix)

  • Importance of mission in leadership and management on setting limits (Parker)

Week Six

  • Managing and leading to help an organization move from Good to Great (Collins)

  • Understand the requirements for employees at a Nonprofit organization (Hendrix, Drucker)

  • Introduce the student to the concepts and issues around teamwork and team development

  • Understand the requirements of volunteers at a Nonprofit organization (Hendrix, Drucker)


Week Seven

  • How temperament affects teamwork and team development (MacLaren, Temperament Sorter II)

  • Provide an overview of the key issues and tasks of nonprofit boards (Drucker, Hendrix)

  • Show the importance of the Board relationship to the Executive Director of a Nonprofit organization (Hendrix, Drucker)

 

Week Eight

  • Review of the Executive Director’s Role in Raising Funds for Ministry (Hendrix, Drucker)

  • Introduce the Topic of Marketing in the context of a Nonprofit organization (Drucker)

  • Introduce the topic of Social Enterprise and its role in a Nonprofit organization (HBS Working Knowledge Articles)

Week Nine

  • Developing an ongoing philosophy of Christian leadership and management (Hendrix, Drucker)

  • Help students review the sustainability of their ministry direction (Parker)

  • Review the concept of “Finishing Well” (Clinton)

  • Prepare students for the Final Exam (Review documents)


Course Materials & Tuition 

Managing the Nonprofit Organization, Peter Drucker

  $14.00

The Making of a Leader

  $13.00

Three Dimensions of Leadership, Olan Hendrix

  $10.00


Tuition


$600.00


Total Cost of Course  


$637.00  


 

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