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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Not-for-Profit Leadership Certificate Program

Overview:

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.

Options: 
  • Register for full program (i.e. all required elements) and receive a formal certificate upon successful completion; or
  • Register for any individual class(es) to best suit your training needs.
    • Note: Legislation & Governance and Managing Finance & Report Requirements must be registered for together as a full-day class.

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Who should attend?

You may use the knowledge and skills developed through this program to prepare you for leadership in the not-for-profit (NFP) sector, such as:

  • Executive directors, CEO’s, and managers of NFP organizations;
  • Leaders within NFP sector;
  • Board members and volunteers; and
  • Human resource and marketing professionals.

 

Required elements

Complete all six (6) courses listed here to receive a formal certificate, or choose any individual class(es) to best suit your training needs (Note: Legislation & Governance and Managing Finance & Report Requirements must be registered for together as a full-day):

  • Legislation & Governance (half-day)

    Learning objectives

    • 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
  • Managing Finance & Report Requirements (half-day)

    Learning objectives

    • What is not-for-profit accounting?
    • A review of financial statements/budgets
    • A 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
  • People Management - Staff and Volunteers

    Learning objectives

    • 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
  • Revenue Generation and Operation Management

    Learning objectives

    • General Management
    • Strategy to Operations
    • Operational Planning
    • Revenue Generation Planning
  • Leadership and Strategy for Boards and Staff

    Learning objectives

    • Strategic plans
    • Operating and performance plans
    • Program evaluation
    • Quality management
    • Creating a culture of philanthropy 
    • Fundraising plans and campaign
  • Communications & Marketing in a Digital Age

    Learning objectives

    • Marketing and communication principles
    • Unique value proposition
    • Targeting your audience
    • Integrated marketing plans
    • Social media marketing strategies
    • Event management

Spring 2021 Schedule

Legislation and Governance (half-day) Monday April 12, 2021 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Managing Finance and Strategy for Boards and Staff (half-day) Wednesday April 14, 2021 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Leadership and Strategy for Boards and Staff (Part 1) Monday April 26, 2021 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Leadership and Strategy for Boards and Staff (Part 2) Wednesday April 28, 2021 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Revenue Generation and Operation Management (Part 1) Monday May 10, 2021 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Revenue Generation and Operation Management (Part 2) Wednesday May 12, 2021 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Communications and Marketing in a Digital Age (Part 1) Wednesday May 26, 2021 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Communications and Marketing in a Digital Age (Part 2) Friday May 28, 2021 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
People Management - Staff and Volunteers (Part 1) Monday June 7, 2021 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
People Management - Staff and Volunteers (Part 2) Wednesday June 9, 2021 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

*Schedule is subject to change.

Registration is open to all!

Current or previous work and/or valunteer experience in the Not-for-Profit sector is recommended.

COVID-19 update: All Continuous Learning sessions are being offered online until further notice. Online participation instructions will be emailed to registered learners before the start on their courses/workshops. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding.

Online course delivery is a synchronous format. This means you must attend the virtual class at specified date and time.

Google Meet or Kaltura Virtual Classroom (through Catalog) will be used for online delivery of this program to support interaction and engagement.

This course includes, but is not limited to:

  • Content presentations
  • Group and individual work
  • Concept and topic discussions
  • Topic reflections
Online learning requirements:
  • Computer with internet access
  • Stable internet or data connection
  • Microphone
  • Webcam*
  • Audio device (examples: speakers, headphones/earbuds, headset)

*Webcam is preferred, but not required.

There are no additional materials required for this program.

Fees

Full program*: $1700 CDN for five (5) courses + HST
**includes University Certificate upon successful completion of all required elements

Individual course**: $450 CDN per individual course + HST
**Note: Legislation & Governance and Managing Finance & Report Requirements must be registered for together as a full-day.

Discounts

The Alumni/Staff Discount applies to registration in this full program and these individual classes.

If you are alumni or staff, contact continuouslearning@ontariotechu.ca with your Student/Banner ID before registering for details about how to apply this discount.

Regsitration

You can register for this course through the secure online registration form. All course fees must be paid at the time of registration.

To obtain the University Certificate the participant must:
  • Register and make full payment for the certificate option;
  • Attend each required online course; and
  • Actively participant in components of each online course.
Those completing the Not-for-Profit Leadership program or its individual courses are subject the policies of Ontario Tech University and Continuous Learning. Ontario Tech policies can be found in the Policy library. Continuous Learning policies can be found in the Regulations section of the Continuous Learning website. Specifically, those completing the Not-for-Profit Leadership program or its individual courses are expected to adhere to the the General and Open enrolment regulations.

Professional Communications Certificate

This specialized Ontario Tech University five-course (5) certificate program concentrates on the written, verbal and leadership skills required by managers, supervisors and professionals. This program expands on the Professional Management Certificate by concentrating on the immediate skills necessary for everyday performance.

Note: courses in the this program can be taken independently.

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Professional Management Certificate

The Professional Management Certificate Program consists of five (5) courses designed to enhance the managerial effectiveness and leadership abilities of today's business professionals. These courses provide a solid foundation of business skills and practices for supervisors, managers, and technical professionals who require functional management and leadership training.

Note: courses in the this program can be taken independently.

CHECK OUT THIS PROGRAM AND COURSES


 Registration Status
Open

Location
Online*

*COVID-19 update: All Continuous Learning sessions are being offered online until further notice. Online participation instructions will be emailed to registered learners before the start of their courses. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding.

 Date
Spring 2021: April 12 to June 9, 2021; Mondays and Wednesdays biweekly from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Credential
Certificate

 Fees
Full program**: $1700 CDN for 6 classes + HST
**includes University Certificate upon successful completion of all required elements

or

$450 CDN per individual class + HST 

Online Secure Registration

Contact Information: continuouslearning@ontariotechu.ca 



The program covered a wide range of topics that were extremely relevant to daily nonprofit operations... In just five classes I’ve felt much more prepared to advance my nonprofit with a solid strategy in place. RochelleNot-For-Profit Leadership Certificate ProgramExecutive Director, A Greener Future