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Certificate in Not-For-Profit Leadership

McColl School of Business

Students talking around a tableThe Certificate in Not-for-Profit Leadership builds on the McColl School of Business’s long-standing focus on leadership, change management, and organization development with a specific focus on not-for-profit organizations. This certificate is intended for working professionals who are interested in assuming roles as not-for-profit leaders at all levels, fundraising/development roles, and program manager roles as well as consulting to the not-for-profit sector roles.

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The Certificate in Not-For-Profit Leadership is a 9-credit-hour graduate certificate. It can be completed on its own or as a concentration in the MS in Talent and Organization Development program.

Required courses

  • TOD 600: Leadership Development or TOD 601 & 602: Leadership Development I & II
  • TOD 656: Not-for-Profit Leadership
  • TOD 658: Resource Development

Course Descriptions

TOD 600 Leadership Development
The primary objective of the course is to provide a developmental opportunity for students to be more effective and intentional as leaders. Based on the finding that increased self-awareness is key to leadership effectiveness, students will be exposed to a variety of assessments and experiences including personality assessment, 360-degree feedback, and coaching in order to increase their capacity to lead effectively. Crosslisted with MBA 600. Prerequisite: None. Credit: 3

TOD 601 Leadership Development I
The course is grounded in the importance of self-awareness in facilitating personal and professional development via a number of components that include lectures, round table discussions, reflection, and a battery of assessments, which focus on thinking style, leadership profile, value preferences, and a full 360degree feedback report. Students will conduct an analysis from all of the assessments and course components and submit an Individual Development Plan outlining steps for future development. Cross-listed with MBA 601. Prerequisite: None. Graded: Pass/Fail. A grade of Pass – B or better. Credit: 2

TOD 602 Leadership Development II
The course requires the pre-requisite of BUSN 600 and is designed to facilitate the personal and professional development of each student through experiential learning. During this course students will work with their own executive coaches to develop strategies to identify and purpose professional and personal goals. In addition, each student will participate in a group consulting project with a local nonprofit as a part of gaining greater awareness of the community needs and opportunities in the greater Charlotte area. Cross-listed with MBA 602. Prerequisite: TOD 601. Graded: Pass/Fail. A grade of Pass = B or better. Credit: 1

TOD 656 Not-for-Profit Leadership and Management
This course provides an overview of the not-for-profit sector in society. Attention will be given to the social settings in which not-for-profit organizations function, the role of the not-for-profit sector in the economy, and the range of services these organizations produce. Additionally, students will learn about the governance of not-for-profit organizations and how cross-sector collaboration(s) and individual leadership styles impact their organizations. This course intends to increase students’ awareness of the role and importance of the not-forprofit sector and the changes it is experiencing to prepare students for their roles as leaders in the for-profit, not-for-profit, and public sectors. Prerequisite: None. Credit: 3

TOD 658 Resource Development
This course introduces students to a variety of fund-raising methods and volunteer resource management approaches, provide the context in which these methods might be used, and provide an understanding of how philanthropy operates within not-for-profit organizations, foundations, and corporations. This course examines a wide range of important aspects of nonprofit fundraising, including the development of the case for support, selection and implementation of fundraising strategies and techniques, research of potential sources of philanthropic support, understanding of ethical foundations, and performance evaluation. The course also covers theories from various disciplines to analyze the philanthropic motivation and behaviors as well as institutional and individual donors. Prerequisite: TOD 656. Credit: 3

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For more information about earning a Certificate in Organizational Leadership, please contact the McColl School Graduate Admissions Office at mccollschool@queens.edu or 704-337-2224.

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