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Certificate in Nonprofit Management Course 3: Leadership, Management, & Gov...

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Certificate in Nonprofit Management Program
Course 3: Leadership, Management, & Governance**

Thursdays, March 7, 14, 21, 28, 2019. 1:30—4 p.m. Instructor: Rena Cotsones

Discuss the rules, roles, and responsibilities surrounding effective nonprofit leadership and community collaboration. Learn how to manage for superior performance and collective impact. Topics include leadership opportunities and challenges, core values, strategic thinking, effective governance, ethics, measuring for success, and the role of advocacy.

Instructor: Rena Cotsones, Ph.D. is Associate Vice President of Outreach, Engagement, and Regional Development for Northern Illinois University. In this role, she works with NIU and regional leaders to create and implement collaborative approaches to advancing economic development and innovation initiatives in Illinois. As head of NIU’s Office of Innovation, Dr. Cotsones oversees the Northern Illinois Innovation Network and EIGERlab, a business innovation and product development center. In 2014, Dr. Cotsones represented NIU and regional partners in accepting UEDA’s Award of Excellence for Talent Development for JiET-A, a collaborative internship/mentorship program supporting the Rockford, Illinois aerospace cluster. Dr. Cotsones is an executive committee member of APLU’s Council for Engagement and Outreach and liaison to the Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness and Economic Prosperity.

**This is the third of five courses in the Certificate in Nonprofit Management Program. Courses do not need to be taken in order. Upon successful completion of all five courses (90% overall attendance) participants will receive a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Northern Illinois University. Full program details can be found by visiting our website.

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