The highly regarded Nonprofit
Leadership Certificate Program improves
the effectiveness of senior nonprofit executives through targeted
focus on personal leadership characteristics and nonprofit leadership
This program, sponsored by The Center for Nonprofit Management (CNM)
and SMU CAPE, enhances
nonprofit agency performance by improving leadership capabilities.
Who is Eligible to Participate?
The Nonprofit Leadership Certificate is designed for senior and executive
staff of 501(c) nonprofit organizations who wish to further develop their
leadership skills and join a network of the top leaders in the nonprofit
Applicants should have at least 5 years of nonprofit professional
experience and should have held their current position for at least two years.
- Develop skills based on relevant leadership theories and practices in the
context of the nonprofit management
- Gain insight into personal leadership strengths and styles
- Build techniques for leading interpersonally - with teams, as
mission advocates, and as organizational change agents
- Understand the role of executive leadership in creating a robust
organization and a stronger community
- Develop a network of peers to share wisdom, proven practices,
- Receive a Nonprofit Leadership Certificate from SMU and CNM
Download an application form here.
For more information, including course schedules, fees, instructors, or to enroll, please call 214-826-3470 or click here.
What our students are saying
- “...it became obvious that what I
needed was to enroll in the Nonprofit Leadership program
offered by the Center in coordination with SMU. Now, after several months of looking
forward to the Friday sessions of the Nonprofit Leadership program, I find
that my confidence has reemerged, somewhat stronger than before. My principles,
values, and strong ethics have been reinforced through the powerful
use of experts that you selected as faculty.I thank you and those involved
in the organization of this program for the tremendous impact
that you have made in my professional and personal life.”
[my position] would have never happened without the SMU Nonprofit
— Gwyneth Lloyd