On December 22, 2020, the first cohort of nonprofit professionals completed the Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership, a Continuing & Professional Education opportunity provided by the Center for Nonprofits & Philanthropy. This cohort included a range of professionals from nonprofit Executive Directors to emerging leaders in the field, including a nonprofit founder. According to Dr. William Brown, Director of the Center for Nonprofits and Philanthropy, “developing continuing education opportunities at the Bush School are an important development of the school. Creating accessible, high quality educational experiences for professionals in the field doing good work is fundamental to the founding principles of the school and President George H.W. Bush.”
Each of the five courses in the Certificate provided participants with lectures, readings, case studies, and activities designed to apply learnings directly to their organizations. Participants engaged with Bush School faculty and peers in weekly, synchronous meetings on Zoom. One participant said “the discussions provided me the opportunity to not only look at my organization through my eyes and thoughts, but to see how I can improve and ensure active and productive communication within my staff, board, and supporters.”
The next cohort begins on January 6, 2021, and the cost to enroll is $1,499.00. Registration for the Certificate and individual courses is now open at cnpp.catalog.instructure.com.