2014-2015 Catalog

Nonprofit Leadership Program (NLP)

http://www.und.edu/dept/nlcp/

Helgeson (Program Coordinator)

The Nonprofit Leadership Program is a multidisciplinary program within the College of Arts and Sciences. This program is primarily directed toward students who want to acquire skills and enhance their qualifications for service in the nonprofit sector.

The Nonprofit Leadership Program offers two course options, an 18-credit Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership, or a 21-credit Minor in Nonprofit Leadership. Both programs complement any major area of study. The program will develop students’ competencies in understanding nonprofit organizations, the role of meeting human needs, and the diversity of groups in society. Students acquire the competencies for this program through coursework as well as hands-on learning through service work in the community and internships with nonprofit organizations.

The Nonprofit Leadership Program is accredited by The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, a national organization that establishes competencies and affiliates with nonprofit leadership programs in colleges and universities and awards all graduates of Alliance Campus programs, the Certified Nonprofit Professional credential.

the Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP). Awarded to all graduates of Alliance campus programs, the CNP is the first national professional designation of its kind.

The CNP demonstrates that a job candidate possesses critical competencies nonprofits look for when hiring.

- See more at: http://www.nonprofitleadershipalliance.org/cnp/cnp.html#sthash.LqpAo34N.dpuf

the Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP). Awarded to all graduates of Alliance campus programs, the CNP is the first national professional designation of its kind.

The CNP demonstrates that a job candidate possesses critical competencies nonprofits look for when hiring.

- See more at: http://www.nonprofitleadershipalliance.org/cnp/cnp.html#sthash.LqpAo34N.dpuf

College of Arts & Sciences

 

Minor in Nonprofit Leadership

Core Requirements
A&S 200Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector2
A&S 450Capstone Experience and Development for Nonprofit1
A&S 497Internship6
POLS 361Nonprofit Management (Undergrad)3
Electives (see course list below)9
Total Credits21

 

Elective courses for the Certificate and Minor in Nonprofit Leadership. Choose one 3-credit course from each area.

Select one from each of the following:9
Organizational
Marketing and Management Concepts for Entrepreneurship
Accounting and Financial Concepts for Entrepreneurship
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Human Resource Management
Principles of Public Relations
Organizational Behavior
Organizational Communication
Recreation Administration
Service and Community
Communication and the Human Community
Social Problems
Interpersonal Communication
Developmental Psychology
Child Development
Human Behavior and the Socal Environment I
Social Change
Service and Citizenship
Diversity
Religion in America
Introduction to Ethics
Introduction to American Indian Studies
Music and Culture
Women and Religion
Contemporary Issues in Rehabilitation
Diversity in American Society
The Study of Women
Ethics in Business and Public Administration
Intercultural/International Communication
Diversity Psychology

 

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Note: Students may “double use” courses for the Certificate and for their majors or minors.

 

Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership

Core Requirements
A&S 200Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector2
A&S 450Capstone Experience and Development for Nonprofit1
A&S 497Internship6
Electives (see course list below)9
Total Credits18

Elective courses for the Certificate and Minor in Nonprofit Leadership. Choose one 3-credit course from each area.

Select one from each of the following:9
Organizational
Marketing and Management Concepts for Entrepreneurship
Accounting and Financial Concepts for Entrepreneurship
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Human Resource Management
Principles of Public Relations
Organizational Behavior
Organizational Communication
Recreation Administration
Service and Community
Communication and the Human Community
Social Problems
Interpersonal Communication
Developmental Psychology
Child Development
Human Behavior and the Socal Environment I
Social Change
Service and Citizenship
Diversity
Religion in America
Introduction to Ethics
Introduction to American Indian Studies
Music and Culture
Women and Religion
Contemporary Issues in Rehabilitation
Diversity in American Society
The Study of Women
Ethics in Business and Public Administration
Intercultural/International Communication
Diversity Psychology

 

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Note: Students may “double use” courses for the Certificate and for their majors or minors.


A&S 200. Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector. 2 Credits.

An introduction to management and leadership in the nonprofit sector investigating the history, philosophy, ethics, and organization of nonprofit agencies. Coursework will include introductions on volunteerism, board selection and development, fundraising, the role of a foundation, management and administration, and public relations. The course will combine a review of texts, student research, expert guest lecturers, workshops, and student presentations. F,S.

A&S 450. Capstone Experience and Development for Nonprofit. 1 Credit.

Students will be asked to develop an integrative paper and complete a competency portfolio conveying what they have learned from the nonprofit leadership program. Students are REQUIRED to attend the American Humanics Management Institute. The American Humanics Management Institute is a 3-4 day, intensive national management institute, organized by students from across the country affiliated with American Humanics, Inc., featuring workshops, seminars, and simulations. The institute is held in early January, between the fall and spring semesters. Students are required to raise funds to cover travel expenses and registration fees (app. $600-800), or pay their own expenses. Fund raising efforts provide a hands-on learning experience prior to the Institute. Prerequisite: A&S 200. S.

A&S 497. Internship. 1-6 Credits.

This internship is a short-term work experience emphasizing hands-on learning that is not covered by regular departmental offerings, e.g., Nonprofit Leadership, Studio One. For Nonprofit Leadership interns, work experience will incorporate education and professional development in a nonprofit agency. Studio One interns produce television news, weather, sports and entertainment segments and interviews. Prospective Studio One interns must apply one semester in advance. Studio One internships are closed to pre-communication and communication majors. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor and dean. F,S,SS.

Office of the Registrar

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Fax: 701.777.2696

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264 Centennial Drive Stop 8382
Grand Forks, ND 58202-8382