Nonprofit Sector Leadership and Innovation Certificate and Courses

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Nonprofit Sector Leadership and Innovation Certificate and Courses

NEW Certificate in Nonprofit Sector Leadership and Innovation (NSLI)

The NSLI certificate (15 credit hours, 5 courses) is designed for anyone who wants to acquire the expertise to pursue paid employment and/or voluntary work in the nonprofit (voluntary, community-based) sector. All courses are grounded in a community-engaged, experiential learning model.

Any student at the University of Regina, including the federated colleges, can enrol in NSLI courses and the certificate program as part of their university studies. Please see your academic advisor to discuss this option.

Anyone in the wider community can take NSLI courses and complete the NSLI certificate by enrolling through the Centre for Continuing Education (CCE).
 

Level/Credential to be Granted:  Certificate
Faculty(ies)/School(s)/Department(s):  Faculty of Arts, Luther College, and Centre for Continuing Education
Program Start Date:  September, 2016
Method of Program Delivery:  Face-to-face (initially) blended, online, and/or LIVE in the future

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR):
PLAR may be granted for one or more courses, except for NSLI 200, which will be required of all students. PLAR will be determined by the VSSN Director and the Centre for Continuing Education.
 

How to Register for NSLI Courses

Enrollment, for practitioners, occurs through the Centre for Continuing Education’s online application. For instructions on filling out the online application, click here.

For University of Regina and federated college students, the NSLI Certificate can be earned within undergraduate program of study as a secondary program with Luther College as your secondary home.  To learn more about this option, please contact vssn@luthercollege.edu or your faculty academic advisor.

Please note, Foundations of the Nonprofit Sector, NSLI 200, is the prerequisite for all NSLI nonprofit management and leadership courses. If you have not taken NSLI 200 and would like to register for one of the spring or summer courses, you can seek permission to register from the VSSN Director, vssn@luthercollege.edu.

 

Credit Hours

Required courses – students must take 4 required courses

3.0

NSLI 200 - Nonprofit Sector Foundations (required of all students, and a pre-requisite for all other NSLI courses)

Plus 3 NSLI courses chosen from the list below

3.0

NSLI 300 - Nonprofit Management

3.0

NSLI 310 - Nonprofit Human Resources

3.0

NSLI 320 - Nonprofit Advocacy and Community Development

3.0

NSLI 330 - Nonprofit Communications

3.0

NSLI 340 - Nonprofit Program Planning and Evaluation

3.0

NSLI 350 - Nonprofit Financial Management and Philanthropy

Credit Hours

Electives – students should choose 1 of the following

(or other course as approved by VSSN or CCE)

3.0

Any NSLI 300-level course not used as a required course in the Certificate

3.0

BUS 100 - Introduction to Business

3.0

SRS 340 - Governance and Legal Issues in Third Sector Organizations

3.0

BUS 260 - Introduction to Organizational Behaviour

3.0

IDS 101 - Contemporary Issues

3.0

SOC 214 - The Sociology of Indigenous People in Canada

3.0

PSCI 100 - People, Power and Politics: An Introduction

3.0

IS 302 - Nongovernmental Organizations Crossing Borders

3.0

PHIL 276 - Professional Ethics

3.0

PHIL 272 - Contemporary Moral Issues

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