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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

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

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

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

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

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: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/home

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 Sector
Description: This course equips learners to leverage governance to accelerate the impact of a not-for-profit organization. Learners compare and contrast characteristics, best practices and the implementation dynamics of various models of governance. Learners examine board-staff dynamics and the complexity of the senior management roles in providing leadership and accountability to staff, community and the board. Learners will leave the course better equipped both to support and serve on a not-for-profit board of directors.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Details
MGMT1830 Communication Systems in the Not-For-Profit Sector
Description: Not-for-profit organizations need to support their efforts with strong internal and external communications. This course explores principles, processes and practices for communicating with a wide variety of stakeholders. Learners investigate communications theory, models, and outputs relating to media relations, social media and web presence, crisis communications and project-based communications planning.
Hours: 42
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: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
MGMT1850 Leadership in the Not-For-Profit Sector
Description: Senior Leaders in the not-for-profit sector are required to inspire, engage and influence while leading through complicated and adverse situations. This course explores various models of leadership, the competencies required to be a successful leader, relationship building and change management. With a focus on personal development, learners reflect on their own skills and attributes as they prepare for their work as Senior Leaders.
Hours: 42
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: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
MGMT1870 Financial Management in the Not-For-Profit Sector
Description: Financial management in not-for-profit organizations can be complex and demanding. In this course, students are provided with the tools needed to improve their financial literacy. Learn what is needed to have an organization perform with transparency and financial accountability and consider the balance between mission and money. Develop a financial forecast using best practices on how to run a successful budget. Understand how to read and analyze financial statements and how to use financial data in contained in those reports to assess performance. Build awareness around compliance issues specific to not-for-profit organizations.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Details
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: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Details
MGMT1890 Trends, Opportunities and Challenges in the Not-For-Profit Sector
Description: The Not-for-Profit professional is often called upon to manage organizations, programs and services in a complex and rapidly changing environment. At the same time, leaders are required to balance competing interests and priorities. Senior leaders and managers must develop and practice the ability to assess, judge and understand complex issues and systems. This course explores models to understand these complexities and helps to build the capacity of leaders to understand issues, identify challenges and opportunities and respond in a way that is appropriately, timely and strategic.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed

Disclaimer

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

Christine Oldfield, coldfield@conestogac.on.ca, 519-748-5220 ext. 8198

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