Nonprofit Leadership Program
Building Capacity in the Nonprofit Sector
The UConn Department of Public Policy Nonprofit Leadership Program offers non-credit and graduate options that provide the skills needed for those just entering the field, up to seasoned CEOs. Courses and programs are taught by UConn faculty and experience leaders from the nonprofit sector.
Education for the Nonprofit Professional
Four Course Graduate Certificate
100% Online | Real-World Skills
Nonprofit Graduate Certificate Scholarship
A Practical Approach
The UConn Nonprofit Leadership Program provides you with the skill-sets to navigate the multifaceted roles and complex work environment of the nonprofit sector. Courses and programs are taught by UConn faculty and leaders in the sector who are subject matter experts in leadership; organization management; program development and evaluation; fund development; grant writing; governance and the full body of nonprofit operations.
Due to its robust format, the Online Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management provides a core foundation for those entering the field and prepares current nonprofit professionals for new leadership roles in their organization and the nonprofit field. Encore!Connecticut immerses the transitioning corporate executive into the nonprofit field with all courses held in Connecticut nonprofits and through its nationally recognized Fellowship program. Whether you are a student pursuing to enter the field, current nonprofit executive preparing for your next leadership role,or an individual seeking to transition your skills and experience to an encore career, the UConn Nonprofit Leadership Program will help prepare you for a position in the nonprofit or public sector.
Public Policy News
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- DPP Launches a Mentoring Effort to Connect Alumni and StudentsMentoring has been shown to benefit professional productivity and success for both mentors and mentees. This fall the Department of Public Policy (DPP) will announce the kickoff of the DPP Alumni-Student Mentoring Network! The program was developed in response to alumni and student feedback in favor of more alumni-student engagement and professional mentoring opportunities. With […]
Upcoming DPP Events
Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
OtherVirtual Online Session
We invite prospective students to join us for this virtual Information Session to learn more about the Department of Public Policy's Graduate Program in Survey Research. Please RSVP at https://dpp.uconn.edu/information-sessions/.
Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Hartford CampusHartford Times Building, Room 406
We invite prospective students to join us for this Information Session to learn more about the Department of Public Policy's Graduate Program in Survey Research. Please RSVP at https://dpp.uconn.edu/information-sessions/.
Friday, October 26th, 2018
12:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Hartford CampusHartford Times Building 210
This 3-hour training is informed by the nationally recognized Safe Zone Project and includes resources and information unique to UConn. The presenter, Julia Anderson from the UConn Rainbow Center, is willing and able to answer questions related to specific scenarios and issues in your classrooms, student groups or workplace that you might face in meeting the needs of LGBTQIA+ individuals. Hope that you will join us for this informative seminar. RSVPhttps://uconn.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0JuJFxRx1UTolkp by October 23, 2018.
Wednesday, October 31st, 2018
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Storrs CampusHomer Babbidge Library, Class of '47 Room
We invite prospective students to join us for this Information Session to learn more about the Department of Public Policy's MPA, MPP and Fast-Track programs. Please RSVP at https://dpp.uconn.edu/information-sessions/.
Friday, November 2nd, 2018
12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Hartford CampusHartford Times Building, Room 138
Presented by Anne Alzapiedi, GE Global Operations, MPA '88. Anne shares her human resource and job search expertise with tips and techniques on: how to increase self-awareness; how to best position yourself for a job - resume and social media; how to compare the "What" and the "So What" about you - activity vs. impact; and how to develop an effective resume for IPP placement and job search after graduation. Please join us. RSVP by October 30, 2018 athttps://uconn.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2fcm5tqMvZgKyah