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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 course(s) to best suit your training needs.
    • Note: Legislation & Governance and Managing Finance & Report Requirements must be registered for together as a full-day class.

Spring 2021: REGISTER NOW

Fall 2021: Registration Coming Soon


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 not-for-profit organizations and charities;
  • Leaders within not-for-profit sector and charities;
  • Board members and volunteers of not-for profit organizations and charities; 
  • Human resource and marketing professionals in the not-for-profit sector and charities; and
  • Anyone looking to build their skills in not-for-profit leadership.

Required elements

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

Legislation and Governance

Legislation and Governance

Managing Finance and Report Requirements

Managing Finance and Report Requirements

People Management - Staff and Volunteers

People Management - Staff and Volunteers

Revenue Generation and Operation Management

Revenue Generation and Operation Management

Leadership and Strategy for Boards and Staff

Leadership and Strategy for Boards and Staff

Communications and Marketing in a Digital Age

Communications and Marketing in a Digital Age

Spring 2021:

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.

Fall 2021:

Legislation and Governance (Part 1) Monday October 25, 2021 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Managing Finance and Strategy for Boards and Staff (Part 2) Wednesday October 27, 2021 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Leadership and Strategy for Boards and Staff (Part 1) Monday November 8, 2021 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Leadership and Strategy for Boards and Staff (Part 2) Wednesday November 10, 2021 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Revenue Generation and Operation Management (Part 1) Monday November 22, 2021 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Revenue Generation and Operation Management (Part 2) Wednesday November 24, 2021 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Communications and Marketing in a Digital Age (Part 1) Monday December 6, 2021 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Communications and Marketing in a Digital Age (Part 2) Wednesday December 8, 2021 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
People Management - Staff and Volunteers (Part 1) Monday December 13, 2021 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
People Management - Staff and Volunteers (Part 2) Wednesday December 15, 2021 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

*Schedule is subject to change.

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/workshops. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding.

 

Registration is open to all!

Current or previous work and/or volunteer 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 of their courses/workshops. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding.

Online meeting times

This program has online meeting times. This means you must attend the virtual class at the specified date and time (see the Schedule tab).

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

This course may include, but is not limited to:

  • Content presentations and/or videos;
  • Hands-on exercises;
  • Case discussions and simulations;
  • Group and individual work (assignments/quizzes);
  • Concept and topic discussions; and
  • Topic reflections.

Technology requirements

Video conferencing

Online learning requirements:

  • Computer or device with internet access
  • Stable internet or data connection
  • Microphone
  • Webcam*
  • Audio device (examples: speakers, headphones/earbuds, headset)

*Webcam is preferred but not required.

Material requirements

There are no additional materials required for this program. 

Fees

Full program*: $1700 CAD for six (6) courses + HST
*includes University Certificate upon successful completion of all required elements

Or

Individual course**: $450 CAD 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.

Registration

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 you must:

  • Register and make full payment for the certificate option;
  • Attend and successfully complete each required course/element (see the course pages listed in the "Required elements" section above); 
  • Actively participate in all components of each course; and
  • Successfully complete any assigned work.

This is an open enrolment course.

Those completing Ontario Tech University Continuous Learning open enrolment offerings (e.g. certificate programs, courses, workshops, microcertifications, etc.) are subject to 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 open enrolment offerings are expected to adhere to the General and Open enrolment regulations.


Related offerings

Professional Communications Certificate Program

Professional Communications Certificate Program

Professional Management Certificate Program

Professional Management Certificate Program


 Registration Status
Spring 2021: Open

Fall 2021: Coming Soon

Location
Online*

*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; 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Credential
Certificate

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

or

Individual course: $450 CAD per course + HST 

Online Secure Registration

Contact Information: continuouslearning@ontariotechu.ca