Nonprofit Leadership Curriculum

Nonprofit Leadership Curriculum


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Nonprofit Leadership

2018-19

Nonprofit Leadership

Suggested Course List

Summer 2018 Class Offerings

Suggested Course List

Summer 2018 Class Offerings

Suggested Course List

Summer 2018 Class Offerings

Suggested Course List

Summer 2018 Class Offerings

Suggested Course List

Summer 2018 Class Offerings

Suggested Course List


Required Program Courses

10101138
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UGRD
| 2 CR
By using the tools and techniques learned in the class, students will understand how to use financial information to manage a business, make better financial decisions, increase business profitability, and improve cash flow. With a detailed review of what the numbers in the financial statements represent and how managers and owners use that information to be more successful in controlling and growing their business operations, students will learn how to use financial information to build an effective and realistic budget that can be used to control costs, improve profits and gain a competitive advantage.
10101176
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UGRD
| 2 CR
This is a basic accounting course for non-accounting program students. The scope of study focuses on an introduction to business and accounting, analyzing and recording accounting transactions, performing the adjusting process, and completing the accounting cycle. Understanding is based both on theory and application.
10104189
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course follows social media’s transformation of advertising from a mass medium to one-to-one communication with immediate feedback. Social media’s use for public relations and advertising as well as how to create and deploy a social media campaign will be the main focus of the course. The history and development of social media platforms will be examined as well as today’s ethical and legal implications of social media efforts.
10116104
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Getting the right employees in the right job is really an art. Learn the methods of recruitment used to attract employees to your organization. Once recruitment takes place, then selection of the most suitable candidate for an opening takes place. This process is highly governed by state and federal law which must be learned and used as the basis for lawful selection of employees. PREREQUISITE: 10116100 Human Resource Management.
10196123
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UGRD
| 2 CR
An introductory course designed to familiarize students to the language of grants. Specific topics include proposal development, funding sources and processes, writing grant proposals, creating budgets, developing effective evaluation tools, and managing grant funds.
10196127
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UGRD
| 3 CR
In this course students will deepen their understanding of raising funds in the nonprofit sector. Students learn about event planning and budgeting, income projections and ticketing, marketing outreach, food and beverage, and logistics management. Students will also categorize the various types of strategic tools currently used in conjunction with social media to increase fundraising campaigns.
10196131
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UGRD
| 3 CR
An introductory course aimed at providing an overview of the essential functions of a nonprofit organization. In this course students are introduced to the fundamentals of effective mission and vision statements, strategic planning, operations management, Board development, and budgeting.
10196138
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UGRD
| 1 CR
In Conflict Resolution and Confrontation Skills the learner applies the skills and tools necessary to deal with conflict and confrontation in the workplace. The learner will identify the major causes of conflict, develop a working plan of action to confront difficult situations, and establish guidelines for gaining resolution to difficult situations. The learner will build greater personal skill and confidence in their ability to deal with conflict in their personal and professional life.
10196149
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UGRD
| 1 CR
A dynamic course that focuses on developing a cohesive and strategic board of directors. Topics include defining the role of the board, strengthening the working relationship between staff members and board members, and organizing and facilitating effective meetings.
10196157
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UGRD
| 1 CR
Analyze current business strategy, recognize trends, develop vision and mission statements, identify benchmarks, measure business against benchmarks, recommend future directions.
10196158
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UGRD
| 2 CR
Successful management of volunteers is critical to a nonprofit organization. This investigative course is intended to prepare students to assume roles as volunteer program leaders and managers, or to improve their skills in existing roles with volunteer organizations. The fundamental design of the course is based on learning through critical thought in and about leadership and management roles with volunteers.
10196159
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UGRD
| 1 CR
This course is designed to provide students with a hands-on experience to practice the tasks and duties typically performed in a nonprofit organization. PREREQUISITE/COREQUISITE: a minimum of 7 credits of the following courses: 10196123 Grant Writing and Management, 10196127 Fundraising and Event Planning, 10196131 Fundamentals of Nonprofit Management, 10196149 Dynamics of Board Relations, or 10196158 Managing Volunteers.
10196164
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UGRD
| 3 CR
In Personal Skills for Supervisors, the learner applies the skills and tools necessary to deal with the time management, stress, and related challenges to a supervisor. Each learner will demonstrate the application of time management techniques, personal planning, continuous learning, valuing rights and responsibilities of others, effective communication, assertiveness, and dealing effectively with stress.
10196189
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UGRD
| 3 CR
In Team Building and Problem Solving, the learner applies the skills and tools necessary to facilitate problem solving in a team environment. Each learner will demonstrate the application of the benefits and challenges of group work, necessary roles in a team, stages of team development, different approaches to problem solving, consensus, systematic process of problem definition, data acquisition, analysis, developing alternative solutions, solution implementation, evaluation, and documentation.
10196190
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UGRD
| 3 CR
In Leadership Development, the learner applies the skills and tools necessary to fulfill his/her role as a modern leader. Each learner will demonstrate the application of evaluating leadership effectiveness and organization requirements, individual and group motivation strategies, implementing mission and goals, ethical behavior, personal leadership style and adaptation, impacts of power, facilitating employee development, coaching, managing change, and effective conflict resolution.
10196191
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UGRD
| 3 CR
In Supervision, the learner applies the skills and tools necessary to perform the functions of a frontline leader. Each learner will demonstrate the application of strategies and transition to a contemporary supervisory role including day-to-day operations, analysis, delegation, controlling, staffing, leadership, problem solving, team skills, motivation, and training.
10520103
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course explores the ethical, legal, and professional issues facing the human services worker. It is designed to teach a process of ethical decision-making and to increase awareness of the complexities in practice. Students are introduced to the current state and federal statutes, regulations, and judicial decisions that govern the professional practice in human services. Standards, code of ethics, clients’ rights, and confidentiality are emphasized.

CHOOSE 1 OF THE 2 FOLLOWING COURSES:

10116100
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
In Human Resource Management, the learner applies the skills and tools necessary to effectively value and apply employees' abilities and needs to organization goals. Each learner will demonstrate the application of the supervisor's role in contemporary human resources management, impacts of EEOC, writing job descriptions, recruitment, selection, conducting job interviews, orientation, developing policies and procedures, training, performance management, employee counseling and development, and effective use of compensation and benefit strategies. It is recommended that the learner have experience using a PC/MAC, using the MS Windows operating systems and software suite, browsing Web pages, downloading files, using e-mail, and exchanging files prior to enrolling in this course.
10104198
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
Introduces the functions of Human Resource Management in the legal and social context of today's dynamic business environment. Topics include human resource development, employee selection, performance, appraisal, compensation, training, labor relations, affirmative action, and career management.

Required General Studies Courses

10801136
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course is designed for learners to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of the writing process. Planning, organizing, writing, editing and revising are applied through a variety of activities. Students will analyze audience and purpose, use elements of research, and format documents using standard guidelines. Individuals will develop critical reading skills through analysis of various written documents.PREREQUISITE: Established scores on placement assessments or COREQUISITE: 10831103 Intro to College Writing
10801198
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
Explores the fundamentals of effective oral presentation to small and large groups. Topic selection, audience analysis, methods of organization, research, structuring evidence and support, delivery techniques, and other essential elements of speaking successfully, including the listening process, form the basis of the course.
10809172
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
Introduces learners to the study of diversity from a local to a global environment using a holistic, interdisciplinary approach. Encourages self-exploration and prepares the learner to work in a diverse environment. In addition to an analysis of majority/minority relations in a multicultural context, the primary topics of race, ethnicity, age, gender, class, sexual orientation, disability, religion are explored.
10809198
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
This introductory course in psychology is a survey of the multiple aspects of human behavior. It involves a survey of the theoretical foundations of human functioning in such areas as learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors, and social influences. It directs the student to an insightful understanding of the complexities of human relationships in personal, social, and vocational settings.

CHOOSE 1 OF THE 7 FOLLOWING COURSES:

10804123
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
This course integrates algebraic concepts, proportions, percents, simple interest, compound interest, annuities, and basic statistics with business/consumer scenarios. It also applies math concepts to the purchasing/buying and selling processes. PREREQUISITE: Established score on placement assessment or 10834109 Pre-Algebra.
10804134
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
This course provides an alternative pathway to earning credit for a college level liberal arts mathematics course. All college students, regardless of their college major, need to be able to make reasonable decisions about fiscal, environmental, and health issues that require quantitative reasoning skills. An activity based approach is used to explore numerical relationships, graphs, proportional relationships, algebraic reasoning, and problem solving using linear, exponential and other mathematical models. Students will develop conceptual and procedural tools that support the use of key mathematical concepts in a variety of contexts. This course is not designed for Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) students and/or others who require calculus. This course may be used as the first of a two part sequence that ends with Quantitative Reasoning as the capstone general education math requirement. PREREQUISITE: Established score on placement assessment or 10834109 Pre-Algebra
10804189
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Students taking Introductory Statistics display data with graphs, describe distributions with numbers, perform correlation and regression analyses, and design experiments. They use probability and distributions to make predictions, estimate parameters, and test hypotheses. They draw inferences about relationships including ANOVA. Recommended Prerequisite: Introductory computer skills to include spreadsheets. PREREQUISITE: Successful score on placement test or successful completion of 10834109 Pre-Algebra or any associate degree or college parallel level WTCS mathematics course.
10806112
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
Prepares the student to develop sustainable literacy, analyze the interconnections among the physical and biological sciences and environmental systems, summarize the effects of sustainability on health and well-being, analyze connections among social, economic, and environmental systems, employ energy conservation strategies to reduce the use of fossil fuels, investigate alternative energy options, evaluate options to current waste disposal and recycling in the U.S., and analyze approaches used by your community to promote and implement sustainability.
10806177
|
UGRD
| 4 CR
Examines basic concepts of human anatomy and physiology as they relate to health sciences. Using a body systems approach, the course emphasizes the interrelationships between structure and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization of the entire human body. It is intended to prepare health care professionals who need to apply basic concepts of whole body anatomy and physiology to informed decision-making and professional communication with colleagues and patients. This course includes a one-credit lab component that supports the course objectives. (This course also provides the foundation, and is prerequisite to, Advanced Anatomy and Physiology.) PREREQUISITE: One year of High School Chemistry or one semester of lab-based college Chemistry, preferably within the last five years.
10806198
|
UGRD
| 4 CR
This is an introductory course that emphasizes the structure of the human body and the functional interrelationships of the body's systems. Consideration is given to the human body and disease, human genetics, human ecology, and the role that humans play in the environment. The course consists of 3 hours of lecture and 2 hours of lab per week. Note: This course does not meet requirements for or substitute for General Anatomy and Physiology or Anatomy & Physiology I and II.

Required Elective

A three-credit elective is required for this program. 

Total: 60 Credits


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