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Identify and analyze leadership and governance issues, create practical ways to improve board performance and work with boards to implement these improvements.

This Specialization consists of three courses plus a Capstone Project: (1) Course 1 topics: The unique nature of the nonprofit sector in society; leadership in nonprofit organizations and the governance process. (2) Course 2 topics: The roles and responsibilities of nonprofit organization boards of directors and the challenges in carrying them out effectively. (3) Course 3 topics: The critical factors that impact the ability of the board to govern and how to intentionally change them into positive influences. The Capstone Project: How to help real boards overcome inertia and resistance to change and improve their governance effectiveness in an applied service learning experience. To learn more about the series of courses, please watch the Welcome Video.

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初級
完成時間大約為6 個月
建議 4 小時/週
英語(English)
字幕:英語(English)
學生職業成果
33%
完成此 專項課程 後開始了新的職業。
可分享的證書
完成後獲得證書
100% 在線課程
立即開始,按照自己的計劃學習。
靈活的計劃
設置並保持靈活的截止日期。
初級
完成時間大約為6 個月
建議 4 小時/週
英語(English)
字幕:英語(English)

此專項課程包含 4 門課程

課程1

課程 1

非营利部门、非营利组织、非营利组织领导和管理概论

4.5
132 個評分
35 條評論
課程2

課程 2

非营利组织董事会治理过程中的角色与职责

4.5
51 個評分
10 條評論
課程3

課程 3

影响董事会和治理过程效率的因素

4.6
37 個評分
6 條評論
課程4

課程 4

毕业项目 — 管理高水平团队管理和治理效率的董事会变更

4.0
7 個評分
1 條評論

提供方

纽约州立大学纽约州立大学 徽標

纽约州立大学纽约州立大学

里贾纳大学路德学院 徽標

里贾纳大学路德学院

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  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • This Specialization doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.

  • Time to completion can vary based on your schedule, but most learners are able to complete the Specialization in 6 months.

  • Each course in the Specialization is offered on demand, and may be taken at any time. To register for the Capstone Project, all three Specialization courses must be completed.

  • This Specialization is designed for those with an interest in the nonprofit sector, nonprofit organizations, leadership and governance. This specialization is designed for students preparing for careers in the nonprofit sector and for those already in the sector looking for professional development and continuing education in the area of nonprofit governance. This specialization is intended for students of Nonprofit Leadership and Philanthropy, Public Administration and Business Administration. It will also appeal to board members, executive managers, staff and external stakeholders who interact with boards on a regular basis.

  • We recommend taking the courses in the order presented, as each subsequent course will build on material from previous courses.

  • Coursera courses and certificates don't carry university credit, though some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.

  • You will develop the leadership competencies that will enable you to help boards achieve higher levels of effectiveness.

  • Access to a computer, Internet, word processing and excel spreadsheet applications.

  • Learn about the governance of nonprofit organizations and help a board of directors assess and improve its governance effectiveness.

  • Knowledge and expertise of a critical function often ignored in nonprofit leadership courses.

  • Interest in the subject matter, professionalism, and proficiency in oral and written communication.

  • Download the course Open textbook and tool to review the course content and applied capstone service learning experience.

  • Office suite with word processing and spreadsheet application to analyze and visualize data to complete assignments and produce a high quality professional consulting report for a board of directors.

  • There is potential to earn professional development units and UAlbany, SUNY academic credit for completing the specialization (3 courses and capstone project).

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