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The Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership is a comprehensive program that offers experienced nonprofit professionals the opportunity to increase their capacity for effective entrepreneurial leadership through applied theoretical studies, executive skills training, and reflective practices in an interactive learning environment. Through this innovative curriculum, participants will:
As result of their participation, graduates will be better able to:
Graduates of the Executive Certificate program will return home equipped with the knowledge, skills, and inspiration to manage in fast-paced, resource-constrained, mission-driven environments that characterize today’s nonprofit sector.
The Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership program was created in direct response from senior nonprofit managers, board members, and many of the over 2,000 graduates of Duke University’s nationally acclaimed renowned Certificate in Nonprofit Management program. Composed of nationally known experts from Duke University and leading practitioners, our faculty provides interactive instruction, practical resources, and targeted feedback to enhance and expand participants’ skills in entrepreneurial nonprofit leadership.
2023 Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership Program Overview
Participants will complete the Executive Certificate in five consecutive days – October 9-13, 2023. The Executive Certificate is a 50-hour program that meets Monday-Friday. The program will be held as a series of live interactive classes via Zoom. Participants must attend all sessions to earn the Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership.
Individuals who apply and are accepted into the Executive Certificate will participate in its comprehensive program that offers experienced nonprofit professionals the opportunity to increase their capacity for effective entrepreneurial leadership through applied theoretical studies, executive skills training, and reflective practices in an interactive learning environment.
The Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership is designed to deliver high impact training for seasoned nonprofit professionals whose leadership transforms organizations, communities and lives.
Applications for the 2023 program will be accepted beginning January 9, 2023.
In addition to completing the online application, you will need to upload the following documents:
Cox, Tracy, MS, email@example.com, has over 40 years of public and private sector experience involving financial and business analysis. Tracy has held various roles for over 20 plus years at Self-Help Credit Union, one of the largest community development financial institutions. Additionally, she has over 10 years of experience in serving on nonprofit boards, most recently as Treasurer of Durham Habitat for Humanity. Tracy has a B.A in Behavioral Science and an M.S. in Human Resource Management and Organizational Development.
Curtis, John, PhD, firstname.lastname@example.org, is a nonprofit consultant, researcher, and organizational development specialist. He is the President of IOD, Inc., which has been providing consulting services to nonprofits since 1986. His experience spans nearly 30 years and involves planning and leading organizational development projects for hundreds of organizations nationwide in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. John holds a B.A. in Education, master’s in Counseling, and Ph.D. in Organizational Development.
Kelley, Thomas, JD, email@example.com, joined the Carolina Law faculty in 1999. He serves as the James Dickson Phillips Distinguished Professor of Law, the Director of the UNC-Law Institute for Innovation, and the faculty supervisor of the Community Development Law Clinic. His teaching and research interests include nonprofit organizations (with an emphasis on nonprofit social entrepreneurship) and international law (with an emphasis on Africa). His scholarly work has appeared in such publications as the Fordham and Tulane Law Reviews, Global Jurist, and the American Journal of Comparative Law. His article, “Unintended Consequences of Legal Westernization in Niger: Harming Contemporary Slaves by Reconceptualizing Property,” won Carolina Law’s 2009 Chadbourn Award for outstanding scholarship. In 2003-2004, Kelley was a Fulbright Scholar and visiting professor at Abdou Moumouni University (University of Niamey) in Niger. He has also served as a visiting lecturer at Universite Jean Moulin 3 in Lyon France and visiting academic at University of Cape Town in South Africa. During the summers of 2013 and 2015, he led summer study abroad programs in Rwanda and The Hague, focusing on genocide, human rights, and international criminal law.
Dr. Kelley earned a B.A. from Harvard University and a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law. Before attending law school, he served as United States Peace Corps volunteer in the Republic of Niger. After law school, he clerked for James Dickson Phillips on the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, then practiced law at Foley, Hoag & Eliot in Boston.
Knapp, Darcy, MBA, Darcy@SEOWebMechanics.com consults with businesses in all stages of development, in all industries, and has clients in all 50 states. She is an expert in web design, e-commerce, optimization, paid ads management, and all aspects of digital marketing. With over 20 years’ experience in consulting with businesses on online marketing strategies and implementations, Darcy has likely seen it all, and is not afraid to research and discover solutions for unusual situations.
Kosey, Julie, MS, MCC, CMT, NBC-HWC, RYT, firstname.lastname@example.org, is a Master Certified Coach (ICF) and Certified Mindfulness Teacher (IMTA). She is the owner of Integrated Mindful Solutions, LLC, which specializes in coaching leaders and teams to peak performance by leveraging mindfulness. Her experience with leaders in nonprofit organizations spans more than 30 years.
Love, Nancy, MPA, email@example.com, Director of the Duke University Nonprofit Management Program. Nancy has 20+ years of hands-on training and experience in the nonprofit and private sectors.
Moore, Kimberly, Ph.D., firstname.lastname@example.org, is a nonprofit and government leader. Her research interests include the Triple Helix framework of government, higher education, and business interconnectedness. She is currently the Director of Civic Engagement for U.S.. House of Representatives District 2. Prior to that, she served as an executive officer in the life insurance industry and as a fundraising consultant. Her experience includes over 30 years and involves higher education fundraising, strategic planning, government, and external affairs. Kimberly holds a B.A. in Journalism/Public Relations, master’s in English, and Ph.D. in Journalism History.
Norton, Gabriela, SPHR, MBA, email@example.com, established People Performance Resources (PPR) as a full-service Human Resources consulting firm in 2010, focusing on excellence and dedication to the nonprofit business sector. Gabriela has over 20 years of subject matter expertise in human capital. She is a passionate and strategic professional who, together with her team, delivers best practices in high-level decision-making, culture alignment, bilingual/bicultural expertise, board governance support, CEO succession planning, human capital analysis, executive placements, operational change management, and more. Gabriela holds an Executive MBA from The University of Texas at Dallas, is an active Society for Human Resources Management member, and supports several local and national causes that empower low-income communities, women’s causes, children at risk, and conservation efforts. Gabriela serves as North Texas Board Chair for Out Teach, a mission committed to educating children in less fortunate communities through school gardens.
Siang, Sanyin, MBA, firstname.lastname@example.org, helps leaders launch and create value by focusing on mindset, behavioral change, and team and culture building. Sanyin is a CEO Coach, Author, and the Executive Director of the Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadership & Ethics (COLE) at Duke University. The COLE center is a leadership laboratory that engages all of Duke’s Daytime MBA students and convenes high-level think tank gatherings to explore today’s complex leadership opportunities and challenges. Sanyin works with C-suite executives and generals to help them become even more successful. She is an advisor for GV (formerly Google Ventures), Duke Corporate Education, and the Sports Innovation Lab. Her thought leadership has appeared in Forbes, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, and CNN. She has more than 865,000 LinkedIn followers. She is a LinkedIn 2017 Top 10 Influencer and a 2018 Thinkers50 On the Radar. She has served on boards of startups and nonprofits, including the National Board of the Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center, the Governing Board of the Emily Krzyzewski Center, the Museum of Life & Science, and the National Governing Board of USA Taekwondo. She is a member of the 86th Joint Civilian Orientation Conference. Driven by the belief that today’s complex challenges require collaboration across public, private, and social sectors, a theme through her work is convening interdisciplinary, diverse think tank gatherings towards defining complex problems and implementing new approaches for solving them. Prior to Duke, she was at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (the world’s largest federation of science and engineering societies) where she explored the ethical, legal, and social implications of technological advances and served as AAAS Professional Ethics’ Publication’s Managing Editor. Sanyin received a BSE in Biomedical Engineering and an MBA from Duke University.
Smith, Suzanne, MBA, Suzanne@socialimpactarchitects.com, serves as a coach and consultant for social organizations seeking to maximize the impact of their social strategies and achieve real, measurable results. For nearly three decades, she has generated innovative and breakthrough social ideas. With deep national social sector expertise, she has been widely recognized for her success in building and implementing award-winning programs and initiatives within the sector. Suzanne holds an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, where she was a CASE (Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship) scholar and studied under Greg Dees. Outside of Social Impact Architects, Suzanne is an adjunct professor in the school of management at The University of Texas at Arlington and SMU. She is also a member of the prestigious Society of Organizational Learning (founded by Peter Senge) and National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers. She is also honored to serve on the board of Aileron to help entrepreneurs go to the next level. Suzanne also authors Social TrendSpotter (@socialtrendspot), one of the sector’s top blogs according to the Huffington Post. Known for its relatable way of blending important concepts and new ways of working with storytelling, Social TrendSpotter has been hailed by readers as “the only blog I read each week.” She is frequently interviewed by regional and national media on social issues and social entrepreneurship and has published articles in Forbes, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, See Change, Nonprofit Business Advisor, Upstart and Grantmakers in Health. For her outstanding work as a leading thinker, she was recognized with the Next Generation Social Entrepreneur Award by the Social Enterprise Alliance. Suzanne is a dedicated community leader and has worn many hats, including serving the City of Dallas on over seven boards and commissions and working pro-bono/low-bono with many projects and nonprofits across Texas.
Stern, Jeff, MBA, email@example.com, has worked in the social sector for over 25 years, as a volunteer, staff member, executive director, and board member. He earned his MBA from Duke's Fuqua School of Business in 2003, where he focused his studies on social enterprise, strategy, and marketing. Jeff is currently Director of Business Operations for TROSA, an innovative, multi-year residential program that enables people with substance use disorders to be productive, recovering individuals by providing comprehensive treatment, experiential vocational training, education, and continuing care. Prior to TROSA, Jeff worked at several nonprofits in the field of informal education, including Durham Public Schools and the Museum of Life and Science. His prior board service experience reflects his interests in the arts and social justice.
2023 Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership, Course ID: 0461-015
Class Date: October 9 - 13, 2023
Application Period: January 9 – September 8, 2023
Registration Begins: March 6, 2023
Registration Ends: September 15, 2023 (or until class is full)
Location: Live Virtual Program via Zoom
Once accepted in the Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership Program, participants will receive all registration information, class schedules, and materials.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
REGISTER ONLINE for a free video conference information session scheduled for Friday, April 14, 2023 from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. (ET). Join us for a live, interactive webinar on Zoom where key staff will discuss nonprofit executive education and answer questions about our 2023 program.
Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership Information Session via Zoom
Friday, April 14, 2023, 12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m. (ET)
Course ID: 0462-011
Video conference details sent to registered participants 24 hours prior to the session
Email Nancy Love with questions about the Executive Certificate program.
2023 Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership Program will be offered virtually as a series of live, interactive classes via Zoom.
To ensure an optimal online learning experience, please ensure that you have access to the following:
· Note taking materials
Payable at the time of registration.
Duke Employee Discount
Discount must be requested and applied during the registration process.
Our Nonprofit Management Programs (Intensive Track and Executive Certificate* in Nonprofit Leadership) are non-credit (not degree applicable); therefore, they are NOT eligible for federal loans. DO NOT SUBMIT FAFSA FORMS for these programs. Please see individual program web pages for those details. You may qualify for other loan options. Please see info below.
*Students must apply & be accepted into the Executive Certificate Program before registering.
No loans (Wells Fargo Graduate loan, Sallie Mae Smart Option Undergraduate loan, etc.) can be construed to imply any degree-seeking status for students of Duke Continuing Studies. Duke Continuing Studies courses are non-credit.
Your local bank may offer other options for loans or a "line of credit" service. Contact your bank for more information on financing choices.
The funding options listed below may not be applicable to all programs at this time. Please contact the organization offering the funding to see if you qualify and if the funds can be used for the program in which you are interested.
To apply for this private student loan, visit Sallie Mae’s website, and click the I’m ready to apply button. The following application should populate with the pertinent information for Duke Continuing Studies.
Please note that Wells Fargo is no longer accepting new applications for their private student loans. However, students with an outstanding balance on a Wells Fargo private student loan may be eligible to be borrowers on a new private loan. See here for details.
The WIA provides professional and basic skills training services to those who have been unable to find employment. Please keep in mind that this process can be lengthy, so plan to apply well in advance of the program start date. For more information on eligibility, the application process, or to find your local Workforce Development Board, visit the NC JobLink Career Center website.
AmeriCorps Education Awards are available only for AmeriCorps volunteers and can be used for educational expenses for non-degree courses, such as Continuing Education courses offered by qualified schools. For more information on qualified schools and programs, contact the National Service Trust at 1-800-942-2677, or visit the FAQ page of the AmeriCorps website.
The Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership Program will offer a $800 scholarship to Duke Certificate in Nonprofit Management graduates. To apply, indicate that you have the Certificate on your application. Staff will verify and contact you. Please apply early to guarantee consideration.
$200 of your tuition for the Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership is nonrefundable. To receive a refund minus a processing fee for class cancellation, we must receive your written cancellation request by Friday, September 1, 2023.
To submit a cancellation request:
Please include your name, address, phone number, and program title (Executive Certificate). Refunds will be made in the manner you paid. Failure to attend the Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership class does not entitle you to a refund or replacement class.