This program offers professionals in leadership positions the knowledge and skills to be effective leaders in directing staff and programs as well as overall organizational management. In order to meet the continued challenges posed by changing social policies and accountability to communities, leaders need to be adept at assuming a vast array of responsibilities. Individuals have the option of an additional semester of case seminar for an advanced certificate.
From the Director
"The Certificate Program in Executive Leadership in the Not-for-Profit Sector strengthens participants’ management skills, but the primary focus is on how to lead. Leaders require commitment, focus, ethics, and vision. This program explores all of these factors as they apply to working with staff, funders, and government agencies. Students in this course gain an understanding of the real world of not-for-profit management, including how to work with constituencies from grass-roots community organizations to members of the board."
-Philip Coltoff, Program Director, MSW, LSW
The Executive Leadership Certificate Program meets Tuesdays from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm from February through April for eight (8) two-and-one-half (2.5) hour sessions. Assignments include weekly readings and a final learning assessment in the form of a project or test.
- Strategic planning
- Fund-raising, development, and fiscal management
- Government relations, community relations, and marketing
- Board development and the ethics of management
- Case studies
2014-15 Program Calendar
Continuing Education Units
20 NYSED-approved CEUs will be awarded for this program.
2014-15 Certificate Programs
- Rodney Lee, MSW, Deputy Director, Children’s Aid Society