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Not-for-Profit Leadership Certificate Program


The Not-for-Profit Leadership Certificate Program has been designed to meets the unique challenges faced by managers in an environment where the focus is on helping others. Each day is facilitated by an experienced professional who has the knowledge and expertise expected in a university program. With their unique experiences and perspectives each facilitator will provide a relevant and dynamic day of learning and sharing with other NFP professionals.

Each participant may choose one or all five (5) courses of this program. Completion of all five (5) courses will lead to a University Certificate awarded by UOIT.

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  • Spring 2018
    Legislation and Governance (A.M)                                                        Tuesday April 10, 2018
    Managing Finance and Report Requirements (P.M)                             Tuesday April 10, 2018   
    Leadership and Strategy for Boards and Staff                                      Tuesday April 24, 2017   
    Revenue Generation and Operation Management                               Tuesday May 8, 2017
    Communications and Marketing in a Digital Age                                  Tuesday May 22, 2017
    People Management - Staff and Volunteers                                         Tuesday June 5, 2017  

  • What is not-for-profit accounting?
  • A review of financial statements/ budgets
  • Registered charity and NFP reporting
  • HST, Property tax relief
  • Understanding of the differences between NFP's and registered charities
  • CRA tax receipting rules
  • Understanding of existing and new Ontario non-profit legislation
  • Mission, vision and values
  • NFP legislation (National and Provincial)
  • Letters of IncorporationBoard and committee structure
  • Bylaws, policies and proceduresAnnual and special meetings
  • Risk management
  • Strategic plans
  • Operating and performance plans
  • Program evaluation
  • Quality management
  • Creating a culture of philanthropy 
  • Fundraising plans and campaign
  • Marketing and communication principles
  • Unique value proposition
  • Targeting your audience
  • Integrated marketing plans
  • Social media marketing strategies
  • Event management
  • Understanding the difference between management and leadership
  • Creating a positive organizational culture
  • Succession planning - finding and keeping the right people for your organization
  • Employment contracts that work
  • Effective reward and recognition programs
  • Motivating staff and volunteers

For a complete description of the Not For Profit Leadership Program, please download this PDF Brochure

Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee: $450 (+HST) per course or $1,700 (+HST) for the 5-day certificate program
Location: UOIT North Campus

Parking and Meal Voucher/ Day - Included in Registration Fee

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