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Not-for-Profit Leadership Certificate Program


The Not-for-Profit Leadership Certificate Program has been designed to meet 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.

CFRE Approved

Fall 2018 Schedule:

Legislation and Governance (AM)                                                        Tuesday October 2, 2018
Managing Finance and Report Requirements (PM)                            Tuesday October 2, 2018   
Leadership and Strategy for Boards and Staff                                    Tuesday October 16, 2018   
Revenue Generation and Operation Management                             Tuesday October 30, 2018
Communications and Marketing in a Digital Age                                Tuesday November 13, 2018
People Management - Staff and Volunteers                                        Tuesday November 27, 2018  


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  • Mission, vision and values
  • NFP legislation (National and Provincial)
  • Letters of Incorporation
  • Board and committee structure
  • Bylaws, policies and procedures
  • Annual and special meetings
  • Risk management
  • 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
  • Strategic plans
  • Operating and performance plans
  • Program evaluation
  • Quality management
  • Creating a culture of philanthropy 
  • Fundraising plans and campaign
  • General Management
  • Strategy to Operations
  • Operational Planning
  • Revenue Generation Planning
  • 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 view the program brochure. view 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 location
2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa

Parking, refreshment and lunch included in Registration Fee

Register today to ensure your spot!

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