Woodbury College and Marlboro College have joined together to provide high-quality training to people working in nonprofit organizations by offering a Certificate in Nonprofit Management. Workshops will be held in the Spring of 2008 beginning on March 7 in both Montpelier and Brattleboro, serving over 40 participants working in a variety of nonprofit organizations throughout the state. The cost to Vermont residents and people who work in Vermont is $500.
The following workshops will be held on ten Fridays from March to June in both Brattleboro and Montpelier. Workshops also include online study between meetings.
• Effective Leadership: Instructor - Shirley Sagawa was named a "Woman to Watch in the 21st Century," by Newsweek magazine, and one of the "Most Influential Working Mothers in America" by Working Mother magazine. A national expert on children's policy and philanthropy, she has been called a "founding mother of the modern service movement" in the United States. Her book, Common Interest, Common Good: Creating Value through Business and Social Sector Partnerships (Harvard Business School Press) describes how business and social sector organizations can collaborate for mutual gain.
• Understanding Boards & Nonprofit Organizations: Instructor - Jim LeFevre
• Working with People: Instructor - Karen Saudek is the Vice President of Human Resources & Training at Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont
• Financial Management: Instructor - Churchill Hindes is president and CEO of the Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties and clinical associate professor of medicine and public administration at the University of Vermont College of Medicine.
• Fundraising & Marketing: Instructor - Christine Graham has worked in the nonprofit sector since 1969 as staff and consultant to dozens of organizations. She is editor and publisher of Nonprofit Vermont newsletter and has authored several publications, including the book Keep the Money Coming: A Strategic Guide to Annual Fundraising (Pineapple Press).
• Strategic Planning & Evaluation: Instructor - Jim LeFevre is an organizational consultant who has worked for more than 20 years with clients from many sectors of the nonprofit spectrum. These clients include statewide land trusts and humanities councils, museums, health care organizations, international family planning organizations, and Planned Parenthood affiliates throughout the United States.
These trainings are funded by a grant from the Workforce Education and Training Fund (WETF) through the Vermont Department of Labor. The WETF is one of three workforce development programs for which the 2007 Legislature appropriated funding. Additional grants have been received from the A.D. Henderson Foundation and the TD Banknorth.
For further information about the workshops, instructors, and the certificate, please visit: http://www.gradcenter.marlboro.edu/woodbury.