Nonprofit Executive Education

FOCUS ON THE FUTURE:

Focus On The Future

A Certificate for Leaders in the Nonprofit Human Services Sector March 4–9, 2012

Changing at the Speed of Thought
The nonprofit sector is changing at the speed of thought, meaning today’s nonprofit leaders — including those in the Human Services Sector — face an increasingly complex climate that calls for continued development of their business leadership skills. To address this need, the Nonprofit Executive Programs in the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame offer open enrollment, non-degree certificate initiatives to develop business leadership and managerial skills in a focused format.

You’re thinking: I’m busy. I’m stressed. How will this program help me?

Through this program, you’ll discover the most effective and efficient way to:

  • Understand how business enterprise can support your nonprofit
  • Create an innovative culture
  • Gain insight into future legislation affecting nonprofits
  • Improve your advocacy skills
  • Prepare for — and prevent — future risk
  • Improve your communication skills
  • Better manage your Board of Directors

Upon completion, you’ll be awarded an executive education certificate from the University of Notre Dame, thereby gaining an elevated status in the eyes of your organization.

Tuition:

The cost of enrollment is $2,500, and includes all instruction materials, books, and most meals.

Benefits for your organization may include:

  • Improved management and operations
  • Deeper industry understanding to advance your organization’s mission
  • Increased fundraising capacity
  • Better board involvement
  • Improved public relations skills
  • Crisis management and preparation
  • New, innovative solutions to your problems and challenges

Schedule:

SUNDAY, MARCH 4:

  • Reception in Donors Room, Morris Inn, 6 p.m.
  • Welcome by Irv Katz, National Human Services Assembly; Tom Harvey and Marc Hardy, Nonprofit Professional Development, Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame.

MONDAY, MARCH 5: OPENING DAY

  • Morning: Welcome and Introductions. Discussion: “Challenges Facing the Human Services Sector,” Katz and Harvey.
  • Afternoon: “Innovative Thinking for the Future, Part I,” by Matt Bloom, PhD, Notre Dame.

TUESDAY, MARCH 6:

  • Full Day: “Encouraging and Managing Risk,” Melanie Lockwood Herman, Nonprofit Risk Management Center.
  • Evening: Dinner.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7:

  • Morning: “New Legal Structures and Strategies That Drive Positive Social Change,” Marc J. Lane, the Law Offices of Marc J. Lane, P.C., Chicago.
  • Afternoon: “New Nonprofit Laws: Sarbanes-Oxley/the New Form 990,” Lane.

THURSDAY, MARCH 8:

  • Morning: “The Shape and Nature of Future Boards,” Harvey.
  • Afternoon: “The Crucial Importance of Lobbying, Advocacy and Public Education,” Dave Kiely, President, Silver Fox Consulting.
  • Evening: Graduation Banquet at the Press Box, University of Notre Dame football stadium.

FRIDAY, MARCH 9:

  • Morning: “Innovative Thinking for the Future, Part II,” Bloom.
  • Afternoon: Participants’ roundtable discussion, “Thoughts on Where to Go From Here.” Washington, District of Columbia