The success of any nonprofit organization can rely on the quality of its leadership. You know a good leader when you see one, but how can you become one? This course begins by examining leadership theories as well as key qualities and ethics within leadership. After establishing this foundation, the course focuses on leadership in the nonprofit sector, including the leadership shortage and possible solutions.
After completing this course, you'll be able to:
- Define leadership and explain its importance
- Distinguish between some of the better-known leadership theories (Fieldler's contingency theory, Path-goal theory, Vroom-Yetton-Jago theory)
- Distinguish leadership from management and administration
- Explain the role of ethics in leadership
- Identify the benefits and drawbacks surrounding charismatic leadership
- Recognize the importance of training, learning, and role-playing in leadership
- Describe the leadership shortage in the nonprofit sector and discuss possible solutions to the problem
- Discuss the seven bases for leadership
- Explain why formal authority alone does not guarantee leadership
- Explain leadership issues that are especially important in the nonprofit environment
- Discuss the nine key qualities for leadership
- Describe the leadership qualities that nonprofit leaders feel are important for success
- Identify the five central skills needed for effective leadership and explain ways to strengthen or develop those skills in a leader
Upon completion of the course, learners may be eligible for:
- IACET CEUs: 0.3 (Contact Hours. 3 hours)
- HRCI Credits: 3 (Type: General)
- SHRM PDCs: 3
- CFRE Points: 3
Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEUs.
This course is offered through our curriculum partner, MindEdge, Inc. MindEdge was founded in 1998 by Harvard and MIT educators with a mission to improve the way the world learns. Since then, more than three million learners have participated in MindEdge programs.
Registered students will receive individualized communication with further instructions to help you prepare for class.