2016-2017 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 Sector3
A&S 450Capstone Experience and Development for Nonprofit3
A&S 497Internship1-3
POLS 361Nonprofit Management (Undergrad)3
Electives (see course list below)9
Total Credits19-21

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
ESSP 160Sustainability & Society3
ENTR 316Entrepreneur Law & Operations3
A&S 294Directed Studies1-4
ENTR 305
ENTR 306
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Organizational Communication
Service and Community
GEOG 250Introduction to Geopolitics3
RHS 200Helping Skills in Community Services3
Communication and the Human Community
Social Problems
Interpersonal Communication
Developmental Psychology
Child Development
Social Change
A&S 294Directed Studies1-4
Service and Citizenship
Diversity
COUN 250Dialogue on U.S. Diversity3
ANTH 465Culture, Illness and Health3
WGS 200Introduction to Gender Studies3
PHIL 251Ethics in Health Care3
ANTH 171Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH 371Cultural Dynamics3
ANTH 379Culture Area Studies3
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
*

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 Sector3
A&S 450Capstone Experience and Development for Nonprofit3
A&S 497Internship1-3
Electives (see course list below)9
Total Credits16-18

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
ESSP 160Sustainability & Society3
ENTR 316Entrepreneur Law & Operations3
A&S 294Directed Studies1-4
ENTR 305
ENTR 306
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Organizational Communication
Service and Community
GEOG 250Introduction to Geopolitics3
RHS 200Helping Skills in Community Services3
Communication and the Human Community
Social Problems
Interpersonal Communication
Developmental Psychology
Child Development
Social Change
A&S 294Directed Studies1-4
Service and Citizenship
Diversity
COUN 250Dialogue on U.S. Diversity3
ANTH 465Culture, Illness and Health3
WGS 200Introduction to Gender Studies3
PHIL 251Ethics in Health Care3
ANTH 171Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH 371Cultural Dynamics3
ANTH 379Culture Area Studies3
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
*

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

A&S 200. Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector. 3 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.

A&S 450. Capstone Experience and Development for Nonprofit. 3 Credits.

This course provides a "culminating experience" pulling together learning that occurred in previous courses related to nonprofit leadership program goals. Students are REQUIRED to attend the Alliance Management Institute (AMI). The Alliance Management Institute is a 3-4 day, intensive national management institute, organized for students from across the country affiliated with the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, featuring an opportunity for students to present, attend seminars and workshops, and participate in real world case studies with nonprofit organizations. 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. $800-$1,000), or pay their own expenses. Fund raising efforts provide a hands-on learning experience prior to the Institute. Students will be asked to develop an integrative paper describing their institute experience. In addition students will develop a competency portfolio conveying what they have learned from the nonprofit leadership program that will be presented as the final requirement for the program before they graduate. Prerequisite: A&S 200. S.

A&S 497. Internship. 1-3 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. Prerequisite or Corequisite: A&S 200. Repeatable to 3 credits. F,S,SS.

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