Empower Yourself: Free Stress Awareness Month Tips!

Nonprofit Leadership Certification Program

  • On-Demand
  • Certification
From $773.00
Training Includes:
  • Nonprofit Leadership Certification
  • All resources and training materials
  • An on-demand recording will be available after each live presentation.

Nonprofit leadership expert Mary Gladstone-Highland will share a comprehensive collection of tools and best practices to improve your leadership skills and advance your career. You will finish the program with a renewed passion for leadership and an understanding of the essential technical skills required to oversee a program, department, or organization.


Benefits of Certification

  • Take your organization to the next level
  • Navigate uncertainties
  • Master the technical aspects of leadership
  • Accelerate your career

Training Overview

Earn Your Nonprofit Leadership Certification. Benefit from technical guidance and lead your team.

As your organization navigates the persistent pandemic, faces hiring and retention problems, and adapts for the future, now is a pivotal time to invest in professional development.

Some nonprofit leaders are extraordinary—they consistently accomplish their organizations’ missions, earn the respect of their teams, better their communities, and transform the world. To accomplish this goal, you must understand and embrace the technical aspects of leadership, including conducting organizational assessments, improving your team’s effectiveness, and measuring the benefits of every decision.

Our Leadership Certification program will enable you to:

  • Take your organization to the next level
  • Navigate uncertainties
  • Master the technical aspects of leadership
  • Accelerate your career

Nonprofit Leadership Certification Program

Session 1: Developing An Effective Leadership Style

  • Situational leadership and its benefits leaders
  • Leadership style assessment
  • Competing values framework
  • Cohort networking opportunity
    • Understanding your leadership assessment results
    • Creating an individualized plan

Session 2: Organizing Successful Teams

  • Team dynamics
  • Designing strategic teams that set up staff for success
  • Employee motivation
  • How to reduce turnover and increase job satisfaction and productivity

Session 3: The Importance Of Strategy

  • Moving from a culture of reactivity to proactivity
  • Six plans every organization needs:
    • Strategic plan
    • Fund development plan
    • Annual programmatic calendar
    • Budgeting process
    • Succession plan
    • Emergency plan

Session 4: Building A Network Of Support

  • Building blocks of a diversified funding portfolio:
    • Individual donors
    • Major donors
    • Foundations and grants
    • Planned giving
    • Earned income
  • Capitalizing on stakeholder relationships

Session 5: Casting Your Organization’s Vision

  • Why vision is critical
  • Creating a communications plan
  • Choosing your target audience
  • Storytelling techniques and best practices

Session 6: How To Manage And Leverage Organizational Conflict

  • Causes of organizational conflict
  • How to resolve conflict
  • Using conflict resolution skills to increase social impact 


Who Should Attend?

  • Chief executives
  • Executive directors
  • Board members
  • Nonprofit counsel
  • Senior management
  • Financial staff
  • Managers
  • Development staff
  • Volunteer coordinators
  • Program directors

Expert Presenter

Mary Gladstone-Highland

  • Certified Nonprofit Professional
  • Fourteen years of experience leading organizations
  • Graduate of the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs at Syracuse University
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Certificate in Advanced Study in Conflict and Collaboration
  • Certified Fund Raising Executive
  • Has raised over $3.4 million for numerous organizations over the past five years

See What Others Are Saying:

"Favorite part: Her reference to personal experiences, and examples."

-Simone R.

"Favorite part: Learning the different leadership styles in order to assess my own style."

-Denise R.

"Favorite part: Resource material is useful and loved the insight around navigating between the leadership styles."

-Bill P.

"I enjoyed her overall demeanor and pace. She breaks things down very well."

-Tiffany W.

"Greatest takeaway: My greatest take away was the saying that employees don't leave jobs they leave bad leadership. It really makes me be mindful of the fact that I need to always ensure that I am being a Leader worth working for and staying with."

-Precious A.

"Favorite Part: The leadership lesson was easy to follow and provided important self-reflection points on how to grow."

-Michelle B.

"I liked the introductory overview of the certification. I appreciated the information on the nonprofit barriers."

"I liked having the survey! I also liked how simple and straightforward the definitions were. It allows us to make it more complex if we want."

-Gregory S.

CareerLearning Quality Commitment

CareerLearning wants you to be satisfied with your purchase. If this program does not meet your expectations, email us at support@careerlearning.com.