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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.

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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.

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 Ontario Tech University.

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Spring 2021 Schedule:

Legislation and Governance (P1) Monday April 12, 2021 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Managing Finance and Strategy for Boards and Staff (P2) 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.

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.

 

  • Legislation & Governance
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • General Management
    • Strategy to Operations
    • Operational Planning
    • Revenue Generation Planning
  • Leadership and Strategy for Boards and Staff
    • 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
    • Marketing and communication principles
    • Unique value proposition
    • Targeting your audience
    • Integrated marketing plans
    • Social media marketing strategies
    • Event management


 Registration Status
Open

Location
Ontario Tech University North campus location
2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa*

*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
Fall 2020: October 13, 2020 to December 10, 2020 - Registration Closed

Spring 2021: April 12, 2021 to June 9, 2021

Credential
Certificate

 Fees
$1700 for full program + HST
or
$450 per individual course + HST 

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Parking, refreshment and lunch included in Registration Fee

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