Applications for Community Leadership Institute spring 2003 session now being accepted

The University of St.Thomas' Center for Nonprofit Management is again offering an exciting learning opportunity for neighborhood organization volunteers and staff.

Created in collaboration with the NRP and the Metropolitan Alliance for Community Centers (MACC) and presented for the first time in spring 2001, the Community Leadership Institute is a certificate program designed to provide comprehensive leadership training to neighborhood volunteers and community organization staff. The Community Leadership Institute's unique curriculum makes it possible for those who are attending their first class in a university setting to learn side-by-side with emerging leaders who hold advanced degrees. Participants in the program earn a Certificate of Completion after successfully completing two semesters of the program.

Semester one of the institute begins Tuesday, January 21, 2003 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and continues for 12 Tuesday night sessions through April 8. Topics covered in semester one include: building an effective board, project management, fund raising and improving communication skills.

Semester two of the institute, which is open to those who have completed semester one, begins Thursday, January 23, 2003 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and continues for 12 Thursday night sessions through April 10. Topics covered in semester two include: ethics of working in community and outcomes and evaluation.

Generous scholarships for the Community Leadership Institute are available through the NRP and the MACC. For more information on the program, or to obtain a brochure and application, contact Barbara Ritter at 651-962-4300. The program brochure and application can also be obtained by calling the NRP at 612-673-5140. Space is limited, and applications are due January 8, so fill out your application today!

Download the Community Leadership Institute brochure (152K)

Download the Community Leadership Institute application (308K)

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