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Application Open: 2015-2016 Certificate in Nonprofit Human Service Management Program

We've already begun to receive applications for the highly acclaimed Certificate in Nonprofit Human Service Management Program beginning in September 2015. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and we encourage interested applicants to submit their applications early!

This year-long, graduate-level program is designed for mid-career human service employees who seek to strengthen their management skills and learn in specialized, sector-specific classes with peers from other human service agencies. The program is offered in partnership with Clark University in Worcester and Suffolk University in Boston.

The Certificate in Nonprofit Human Service Management Program is comprised of six mandatory blocks of classes, which begin September 2015 and end June 2016. Classes meet once a week, on Wednesdays at Clark and on Fridays at Suffolk.

The program includes classes on:
• Nonprofit Human Service Management
• Financial Management
• Program and Policy Evaluation
• Human Resources Management
• Legal & Ethical Issues for Nonprofits
• Social Entrepreneurship (Clark)
• Fundraising and Grant Writing (Clark)
• Alternative Revenue Strategies for Nonprofits (Suffolk)

The curriculum of the Certificate Program is designed to build skills and knowledge in these key areas so that students can immediately apply what they learn in the classroom to their work in the field. At Clark University, students will take six blocks of classes; including Social Entrepreneurship, taught by Dr. David Jordan; and Fundraising and Grant Writing by Sarah Lange. At Suffolk University, the sixth block, entitled Alternative Revenue Strategies for Nonprofits, will cover a variety of strategies for diversifying an organization's income and financial sustainability -- including grant writing, fundraising and social entrepreneurship.

In addition, the year-long program offers students a unique opportunity to grow their network of peers and connecting them with other human services managers and leaders to support the sharing of ideas.

Students who successfully complete the Certificate Program at either school and who already have a bachelor's degree may be eligible to transfer credits towards a graduate degree. Students may earn the equivalent to almost one-third of the credits needed for a Master's Degree in Public Administration, giving them a jump start on the credits, time and cost associated with pursuing a master's degree.


To learn more about the program and to meet faculty, students and administrators, join us at an information session:
Clark Program Information Session: June 10, 12 p.m., Clark University, 950 Main Street, Worcester. Pre-registration is required.
Suffolk Program Information Session: July 9, 5:30 p.m., Suffolk University, 120 Tremont Street, Boston. Pre-registration is required.

For more information, including the 2015-2016 application, please visit the Certificate Program page on the Council's website.

For question or more information, contact Liz Woodbury at 617-428-3637 x125.