Understanding Leadership (100)
This introduction to basic community leadership exposes participants to the concept of exemplary “leadership practices.” Participants self-assess in terms of these practices and explore ways to apply their capabilities collectively to community work.
Financial Management (101)
Participants will learn the basics of financial management, including legal and financial controls requirements and to learn how to budget for the short and long term.
Knowing Your Community: an Asset-based Approach (Organizational leadership Community Leadership) (102)
Participants understand and apply an asset-based approach to community assessment and use these learnings to inform organizational planning and program development. Participants will learn the theory and value of an asset-based model.
Social Entrepreneurship (103)
Participants will learn the concept of social entrepreneurship and its connection to the nonprofits sector. Participants will understand how social entrepreneurship keeps non-profit organizations relevant, financially sustainable, and adaptable. How to set up new business and its responsibility.
Managing Conflict (104)
Explores aspects of conflict and its implication for communities. Participants will discuss positive aspects of conflict, examine individual conflict management styles and review conflict resolution models.
Ethical Leadership (105)
Leaders are role models. If you want your organization or initiative – and those who work in it – to behave ethically, then it’s up to you to model ethical behavior. A leader – and an organization – that has a reputation for ethical behavior can provide a model for other organizations and the community, as well. Students to work on project based on research and present.
Conflict Transformation (202)
Participants understand conflict in the context of change and learn strategies for identifying and transforming conflict. Module contents apply to organizations and communities.
Intercultural Competency, Diversity, and Inclusion (250)
Participants will learn about cultural competency, diversity, and inclusion. Participants identify their individual and organizational capacity for working with diverse constituencies and learn strategies for working with different population groups.
Helps students communicate more effectively with others in order to achieve community goals. The initial focus is placed on individual communication styles. Then the concept of “dialogue” is introduced as a tool for developing mutual understanding. Participants are invited to consider how they can move from “talk” to “dialogue” and from dialogue to action.