Executive Certificate in Public and Nonprofit Leadership
Public and Nonprofit Leadership Program Overview
The Executive Certificate in Public and Nonprofit Leadership has been developed for executives, managers and other professionals from the nonprofit, public or civic sectors who wish to enhance their ability to lead and inspire volunteers as well as create and implement positive change in any organization. Certificate-only students and students who have completed their degrees are not eligible for financial aid.
As a student, you will:
- Learn new ways to motivate and instill passion in employees and community member so they engage themselves in nonprofit activities.
- Master methods for integrating nonprofit, service-oriented initiatives into organizations.
- Develop innovative strategies to expand and improve nonprofit and service-oriented initiatives in organizations.
Applicants for this program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:
- Completed application
- GPA: Meet 1 of these 4 GPA options for admission
- Official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions where baccalaureate and/or post-baccalaureate coursework was completed or attempted
- Applicants must be working at least half-time in the field listed.
Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.
Most of Brandman’s Master Degree programs do not require a graduate level exam; however, there are a few that do. For detailed information about which Brandman programs have graduate exam and minimum test score requirements, please reference the Brandman University Catalog.
The executive certificate in public and nonprofit leadership is a 6-credit graduate-level program intended for executives, managers and other professionals from the non-profit, public or civic sectors who wish to enhance their ability to lead volunteers. In a situation where participation cannot be demanded or extracted, the importance of inspiring commitment through the power of mutual influence (as opposed to the power of one’s position) becomes paramount. That is the essence of voluntary leadership.
The certificate is awarded upon successful completion of OLCU 621 Frontiers of Public and Nonprofit Leadership and OLCU 626 Dynamics of Public and Nonprofit Leadership with a minimum grade of “C” and an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher. No transfer credits may be used. Students who wish to pursue further study in any graduate degree program in the School of Business and Professional Studies may use the above courses as electives, provided that they meet the graduate program admissions requirements for the degree they are seeking.
Students seeking a certificate program only are not eligible for financial aid. Courses taken after completion of a degree program in order to complete the certificate are not eligible for financial aid.
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Monica Shukla-Belmontes, Ph.D.
Sharon R. Floyd, Ed.D. SHRM-SCP
Human Resources Practitioner