Executive Leadership Certificate Structure and Cost

Who Should Apply for this Program?

Candidates should have some executive leadership experience (nonprofit or public organizations); such as Board of Directors leadership, Executive Directors, C-Suite Executives, Senior Management, etc. Candidates should already be in senior management positions or be seeking to obtain an executive level position within a nonprofit organization.

This Certificate is limited to 30 cohort members. Only serious applications will be considered. 

Upon acceptance and final registration, participants are required to attend all seven, Hybrid format (a combination of Zoom* Video Conferencing and Online) courses, demonstrate competency on all course projects, including a final Capstone project to receive the certificate. 

Program Structure

The full certificate is comprised of six courses, one capstone course and project conducted online and via video conferencing over the course of eight months. There is only one Executive Leadership Certificate cohort annually.

The six topic courses are held over two half-day Zoom class sessions facilitated by Nonprofit Subject Matter Experts in which participants interact with each other in lively discourse regarding the executive topics and pre-work materials and cases.  The Capstone course and project is presented in the seventh and final one-day Zoom class.

All courses within this certificate contain required and suggested study materials, cases, assignments, and discussions. Readings, videos, and case studies are located online in ASU Learning Management System: Canvas.   

Participants must complete a project specific to each course section that will be submitted online to their knowledge specialist for feedback. At the end of this certificate, participants will present a final Capstone project.

Click on the Apply Tab above to be taken to the application link. 

Partial scholarships are available thanks to the support of BeachFleischman PC.

Fee Schedule

Type Deadline Amount
Application Fee  At the time of registration or by February 5, 2021  Deadline extended to February 12, 2021 $250 non-refundable (applies toward the final cost)
Certificate Full Payment Due February 12, 2021 $3249
Cancellation Fee See Cancellation Policy in FAQ    


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