Diploma in Nonprofit Leadership
A distance learning course
College accreditation: International Association for Distance Learning.
This Diploma is also recognised by the Institute of General
Management (Ireland) and
the Institute of Hospitality Management (Ireland).
comprehensive mini course in nonprofit or charity management - ideal for the international student
recommended period of study: approx.
to 4 months or less. Continuous enrolment. No time limit.
£250.00 (250 Pounds Sterling - for currency conversion see
A professional-level textbook of over 260
large-format pages, specializing in nonprofit management, is required as the
main book for the course (equivalent to approx. 400 average sized pages). There is a special website linked to the
textbook with further information and resources to enhance your learning.
The book will serve as a valuable guidebook and reference throughout your
career, to be consulted for solutions to hands-on situations. This
textbook comes FREE with the course for UK students only. Please allow 28 days for delivery.
(If you are outside the UK we will give you details of how to purchase the book
on-line from the USA). The textbook we have selected, created by experts, is not
normally available in UK bookstores and we believe we are the only UK school to
use this exclusive text.
Method of assessment
There is a two-phase assessment - a comprehensive
multiple-question paper tests the student's knowledge of the course content.
This method of assessment allows the busiest of non-profit trustees or executives to be able to
complete the course in a timely manner. There is the option of writing an essay
in order to gain a Distinction level in the qualification. All assessment work may be done at home
or office and
e-mailed or posted to the college.
People who join the boards or management of nonprofit
organisations, trusts or charities from different backgrounds can be “thrown in at the deep end” without formal management training. The
material in this course demystifies nonprofit management and offers a comprehensive guide
to what to expect and how to cope with people and tasks, and a highly practical overview of the principles and
practice of effective leadership for small to medium-sized non-profit organisations. The
course handbook provides essential learning in easy chunks, accessible
explanations of theory and tips, techniques and tools to enable leaders to
become effective in every area of the organisation.
Topics include understanding the organisation,
exploding myths about management, the nonprofit board, the CEO, core leadership,
self-management & communication skills, strategic leadership of the
organisation, recruitment, and personnel management, all presented in a way that
is relevant to the activities of the non-profit.
The course material is American-based and
suitable for the international student. Most of
the course material is based on general principles and is very similar to what
is expected in the UK. However, the course does not cover UK charity
procedures, law and regulations. Essential free information about UK
charities is available at
http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk/ and the information at that site can
be used by students who are writing a UK-based final project.
This course is based upon procedures in non-profit-making enterprises. An
alternative version of the course for companies and for-profit businesses is
available at this link. The course may interest
people working or seeking to work in established non-profits, or those
considering (especially in the USA) making their spiritual, educational or
religious organization into a non-profit entity.
(subject to change)
Differences between Nonprofit and For-Profit organizations
Different types of nonprofit
Programmes, structures and cultures of nonprofits
Myths of management
Distinction between supervisors, leaders and managers
Structure and operations of a Nonprofit Board
Functions of CEO, Board and
Liaison between Board and Staff
Purpose and Direction for the Nonprofit
Promotion of the
Advocacy and Lobbying
Accountability and Risk Management
Leading by Understanding
Leadership and Organizational Change
Role of the Board in Leadership
Organization and Leadership
Leading and Developing Staff and Volunteers
Management including an introduction to Coaching
Identifying and Dealing with
The above only gives an outline: in the
textbook itself, various interesting ideas and problems are discussed that can
be eye-opening if you have not been immersed in a nonprofit management
criteria and suitability
The course may be taken by anyone who is a member
of a nonprofit organisation or seeking more understanding of nonprofit
management, and may also be taken for personal interest. No particular qualifications are required for entry.
Successful graduates will receive the Diploma in
Nonprofit Leadership and Supervision awarded by UK College of Holistic Training which is a private UK
qualification. The college is accredited by the International Association for
This Diploma is also
recognised by the Institute of General Management (Ireland).
Please see our FAQs page for general information.
We reserve the right to change the syllabus and other details of any course at
To apply for this course
now, go to our Application page
Further training in Nonprofit Management
courses in non-profit management can be built on request in the
Nonprofit Strategic Planning & Facilitation
Launching a Nonprofit Organization and Board of Directors
Strategic Planning for Nonprofits
(All of the above courses use high-quality specialist US-based
content and are aimed at international students. Let us know
if you would like more details and cost of any of these programmes.)
Once one of
these courses is built it will be available to further students.
Estimated course creation time 30 days. A premium will be
charged for rush orders if the course has not yet been compiled.