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Leadership in a Nonprofit Organization Available Online

 
What is leadership? Why is it important? What is required to be a nonprofit leader? Consider the foundations of leadership, and examine how to be a successful and effective nonprofit leader.

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This workshop addresses the key issues surrounding leadership. What is leadership? Why is it important? What does it require to be a leader? How does leadership in a nonprofit environment differ from the private sector? What is visionary leadership? What role should ethics play? This workshop considers the foundations of leadership and examines how to be a successful and effective leader. The actual work of leadership requires specific qualities and skills. Some of these skills are unique to the nonprofit sector.

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Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Define leadership and explain its importance
  • Distinguish between some of the better-known leadership theories (Fieldler's contingency theory; Path-goal theory; Vroom-Yetton-Jago theory)
  • Distinguish leadership from management and administration
  • Explain the role of ethics in leadership
  • Identify the positives and negatives surrounding the charismatic leadership
  • Recognize the importance of training, learning and role-playing in leadership
  • Describe the impending leadership shortage in the non-profit sector and discuss possible solutions to the problem
  • Discuss the seven bases for leadership
  • Explain why forma authority alone does not guarantee leadership
  • Explain leadership issues that are especially important in the nonprofit environment
  • Discuss the nine key qualities for leadership
  • Describe the leadership qualities that nonprofit leaders feel are important for success
  • Identify the five central skills needed for effective leadership and explain ways to strengthen or develop those skills in a leader

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Prerequisites
This workshop is self-paced and online. You will have access to this workshop for 30 days. Upon successful completion, you will receive a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, School of Continuing Education completion verification. Learners must score an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit.
Notes
This workshop is intended for adults seeking to gain a basic understanding of leadership in a nonprofit setting. This workshop is best suited for learners with a basic understanding of nonprofit organizations.
  Sessions  
Course Accessible: July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015
Location: Available Online
Instructor: To Be Announced
$99
CEUs: 0.5
Program No. 7350-7261
Note: You will have access to this workshop for 30 days.
Open enrollment.
Register at anytime.
Registration Deadline: Tue., June 30, 2015
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For more information, contact:
Shirley J. Bufford, Program Director, sbufford@uwm.edu, 414-227-3157
Mordecai Lee, Professor , mordecai@uwm.edu, 414-227-3282
 

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