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Senior Leadership and Management in the Not-For-Profit Sector (Part-time)

Credential:
Certificate
Program Code:
1269
School:
Health & Life Sciences and Community Services

About the Program

This program provides learners with increased knowledge, skills and attitudes to manage and lead organizations within the not-for-profit sector. Topics include governance, community services and facility management, community systems, program design and evaluation, leadership, and strategic and operational planning with an emphasis on financial and human resource management.

Program Information

Note: Admission to the program is required prior to registration for courses.

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Program Information

All courses must be completed within 7 years of acceptance into the program.

How to Apply

Students may obtain a Conestoga College Program Application Form from any Conestoga College campus, OR by writing directly to the Registrar's Office, OR by using the college website at www.conestogac.on.ca/admissions/forms

Send completed applications to:
Conestoga College
Admissions Office
299 Doon Valley Dr
Kitchener, Ontario
Canada N2G 4M4

How to Register for Courses

Go to How to Register for detailed registration information.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

Learn more about PLAR.

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates may find enhanced employment opportunities in various community organizations and agencies within the not-for-profit sector.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

Program Information

For program information, call the Information Centre at 519-748-5220 ext 3656.

Program Related Resources

Program Outcomes

Program Courses

Click on the course code or title below for a full description of the course. If available for registration, clicking on "Details" in the status column will open a new browser tab or window in the Student Portal.

Course Information
Course Code Course Title Status
MGMT1810 Governance in Not-For-Profit Organizations
Description: This course explores models of governance of not-for-profit organizations as learners compare and contrast characteristics, best practices and the implementation dynamics of each model. Learners examine board-staff relations and the complexity of the Executive Director and senior level positions at the intersection of accountability and leadership to staff, community and board. Learners strategize how governance can be applied at the organizational level to effect long term change.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
MGMT1820 Community Service and Facility Management in the Not-For-Profit Sector
Description: Leaders in the not-for-profit sector are responsible for wide-ranging management of both community service and the environments in which they are offered. In this course, learners explore systems and factors as applied to the operation of a community service facility, and the challenges associated with balancing competing interests. Facility maintenance, risk management, emergency plans, information technology and the soft systems involved in day-to-day operations and service delivery are addressed
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
MGMT1830 Communication Systems in the Not-For-Profit Sector
Description: Not-for-profit organizations need to address communication systems for both internal and external audiences at the macro and micro level. This course explores models, processes and practices for communicating with a wide variety of stakeholders, and the means of enabling information sharing and dialogue. Learners investigate communication systems relating to crisis management, marketing, public relations, and staff communications.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
MGMT1840 Program Design and Evaluation in the Not-For-Profit Community Service Environment
Description: Learners explore a cyclical approach to community service management encompassing needs assessment, program design, delivery, evaluation, and critical reflection, and investigate the practical challenges of applying theoretical models in a not-for-profit community service environment. Using a utilization-focus model, learners synthesize how the program management cycle can be of benefit to clients and the organization when tailored to meet both long-term and emerging community needs. Best practices in program evaluation will be addressed with specific applications for not-for-profit organizations.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
MGMT1850 Leadership in the Not-For-Profit Sector
Description: Leaders in the not-for-profit organizations are called upon to serve, facilitate, inspire, engage and direct multiple stakeholders and organizational systems. This course explores various models of organizational leadership and their characteristics. Learners consider, define and develop personal perspectives on leadership, and reflect on how their own leadership styles contribute to an eclectic leadership approach for application in their work as senior leaders.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
MGMT1860 Strategic and Operational Planning in the Not-For-Profit Sector
Description: Leading and managing at the operational and strategic levels are integral to effective organizational management. This course investigates models and best-practices for both operational and long-term planning in not-for-profit community service organizations. Learners examine the strategies to plan for, and to balance short-term and longer-term strategic needs.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
MGMT1870 Financial Management in the Not-For-Profit Sector
Description: Financial management requirements in not-for-profit organizations are often complex and demanding. In this course, students are introduced to major systems and concepts, and related best-practices, of not-for-profit financial management. Topics addressed include organizational budgeting and accounting, revenue generation, controls, compliance related to pertinent legislation, and the management of accountabilities to diverse revenue sources. Learners practice core skills and concepts essential for senior not-for-profit leaders.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
MGMT1880 Human Resources Management in the Not-For-Profit Sector
Description: The most valuable resource in an organization is its people. Human resources within the not-for-profit sector include volunteers, staff, consultants and placements. Senior leaders are called upon to practice and model competencies with respect to recruiting, developing, serving, directing, retaining, motivating, disciplining, compensating and recognizing the people who serve their communities as the human resources of not-for-profit organizations. This course explores comprehensive models, practices, legislation and standards for human resources management in not-for-profit organizations.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Details
MGMT1890 Systems and Issues in the Not-For-Profit Sector
Description: The not-for-profit leader / manager is often called upon to manage complex accountabilities, issues and relationships, within rapidly changing environments and multiple competing interests. Senior leaders and managers must develop and practice the abilities to assess, judge and understand complex issues and systems. This course explores models and skills necessary to analyze and understand such issues and systems, in order to discern needs, issues, opportunities and responses that are timely, appropriate, and strategic.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
MGMT1900 Applied Project for the Not-For-Profit Sector
Description: Learners design, manage and complete a specific culminating project as determined in consultation with program faculty. The focus of this course is on the integration and application of knowledge, skills and experiences gained from the program, and professional practices, for the purposes of addressing an issue or concern in the not-for-profit sector.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed

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The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.

Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.

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Program Contact

Bryn Ossington

bossington@conestogac.on.ca

519-748-5220 ext. 8198

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