Optimizing Human Resource Strategies in Nonprofits Certificate

Are you looking for a certificate to help you better manage your nonprofit human resources? If so, the Optimizing Human Resource Strategies in Nonprofits Certificate is for you.

4

courses

100%

virtual learning

$828

total cost

Offered online

This is a certificate of distinction for individuals seeking knowledge and skills in nonprofit human resources, volunteer management, change management and conflict resolution. Course content includes:

  • Complying with federal and state employment laws and compensation systems
  • Recruiting, managing, motivating and rewarding both staff and volunteers in order to effectively utilize their strengths
  • Effectively lead and champion change within an organization
  • Developing strategies to overcome internal and external conflict

CAE ApprovedAll of the courses in this certificate program can be applied to fulfilling the professional development requirements in earning or maintaining the Certified Association Executive credential.


This certificate is presented in part by Your Part-Time Controller, LLC.

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Why choose the Optimizing Human Strategies in Nonprofits Certificate

Established experts noted for their skills and expertise will guide each course. Additionally, course colleagues who are enrolled also share best practices and offer guidance and support through an interactive, adult-learning environment.

A hallmark of the certificate and its content is the premium placed on immediate and usable knowledge and tools that are offered in accessible ways and provide participants the opportunity to strengthen essential skills and enable them to be more successful in their nonprofit sector work.


 

Contact us by email or phone

For additional information please contact Dr. Cynthia Thiede, Director Professional Development Education, at (602) 496-1061 or via email at Cynthia.Thiede@asu.edu.

Format

The courses are offered online with Zoom hybrid class times.

How it works:

After registering for the Optimizing Human Resource Strategies in Nonprofits Certificate, Nonprofit Management Institute staff will work to help you tailor a course schedule that best fits your schedule and ensures the most effective progress toward your full Certificate goal.

Individual certificates are awarded at the end of each course. Upon completion of all required courses, you will receive the full Optimizing Human Resource Strategies in Nonprofits Certificate. Participants have a total of three years from initial registration to meet the full certificate requirements.

You may still register on a per course basis. Discounts will only apply with Early Bird registrations. Individual course prices are listed below. 

Cost

Optimizing Human Resource Strategies in Nonprofits - Full Certificate 

  •  Includes all Early Bird discounts and graduation fees - $828

Individual Courses: 

  • Regular Price - $349
  • Early Bird Pricing -  $315 (ends two-weeks prior to the course start date)

 The cost of the full certificate without discounts is $948. 

NMI 102
Maximizing Human Potential in Nonprofits

Invest in Your People!

If you are a nonprofit leader or human asset manager, you are probably navigating a changed and challenging future for your organization and your employees!  You will benefit by understanding how to invest in your employees as one of the most solid strategies for sustained organizational growth and resilience.

This course explores the foundations of human resource management, including federal and state employment laws, compensation, benefits, and human resource policies. Additionally, you will examine strategies related to employee engagement and retention, performance management, staffing structures, sourcing, recruitment, and hiring.

"An effective nonprofit manager must try to get more out of the people he or she has," wrote Peter F. Drucker in Managing the Non-Profit Organization. "The yield from the human resource really determines the organization's performance. And that’s decided by the basic people decisions: whom we hire and whom we fire; where we place people, and whom we promote. The quality of these human decisions largely determines whether the organization is being run seriously, whether its mission, its values, and its objectives are real and meaningful to people rather than just public relations and rhetoric."
Excerpt from, "Nonprofit Organizations, and Human Resources Management." Retrieved from https://www.inc.com/encyclopedia/nonprofit-organizations-and-human-resources-management.html

Delivery method: Hybrid (online and Zoom) | Cost: $349 | Qualifies for: Nonprofit Management Certificate, Optimizing Human Resource Strategies in Nonprofits Certificate
CAE approved

This course meets the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. CAE credit amount: 16 credit hours (two-day course)

NMI 104
Engaging and Developing Volunteers

Being A Volunteer Manager in the Midst of a Pandemic.

This 2-week course is led online by ASU Lodestar NMI Instructor, and Vice President of Community Impact at Valley of the Sun United Way, Jayson Matthews

For many organizations, volunteers are the backbone of outreach operations. In the COVID-19* world, volunteerism  has changed dramatically. Even before public health restrictions were placed in effect, recruiting, and retaining volunteers have been a constant resource management struggle for many nonprofit leaders.   

Volunteer programs require the same managerial effort as other organizational operation efforts. There are many factors to consider in ensuring that the experience is positive for both the volunteer and the organization. In this course, you are taught the basics of recruiting, managing, motivating, recognizing, and rewarding staff and volunteers to effectively utilize and retain their strengths and skills.

*Special attention will be placed within this upcoming season’s course to respond to the impact COVID-19 has had on this particular area of nonprofit resource development and management.

 

Delivery method: Online | Cost: $349 | Qualifies for: Nonprofit Management Certificate, Optimizing Human Resource Strategies in Nonprofits Certificate
CAE approved

This course meets the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. CAE credit amount: 16 credit hours (two-day course)

NMI 142
Communicating with Purpose

In this course, participants examine the topic of communication and its influence on the recipient. Participants review foundational communication concepts and explore additional topics including verbal vs. nonverbal communication, communication style, self-awareness, and listening to advance their knowledge and ability to engage in purposeful communication.

Delivery method: Hybrid (online and Zoom) | Cost: $125 | Qualifies for: Nonprofit Marketing and Strategic Communications Certificate, Optimizing Human Resource Strategies in Nonprofits Certificate
CAE approved

This course meets the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. CAE credit amount: 4 credit hours (half-day course)

NMI 144
Becoming a Champion of Change

In this course, participants evaluate the topic of change to advance their capacity to effectively champion change within their organization. Participants discuss the underlying motivations and roles of change and examine established models to devise change management plans for overcoming obstacles and implementing change within their organization.

Delivery method: Hybrid (online and Zoom) | Cost: $125 | Qualifies for: Delivering Exemplary Service Certificate, Nonprofit Operations and Program Impact Certificate, Optimizing Human Resource Strategies in Nonprofits Certificate
CAE approved

This course meets the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. CAE credit amount: 4 credit hours (half-day course)

Julie Coleman
Julie Coleman
Julie Coleman
Knowledge Specialist
ASU Lodestar Center
Courses taught:
NMI 102, NMI 144, NMI 230, Service Enterprise
Cindie Hubiak
Cindie Hubiak
Cindie Hubiak
Knowledge Specialist
Nonprofit Management Institute
Courses taught:
NMI 102, NMI 103
Jason Matthews
Jayson Matthews
Jayson Matthews
Knowledge Specialist
Nonprofit Management Institute
Courses taught:
CNP 101, CNP 107, NMI 104, NMI 105, NMI 143, NMI 144, NMI 227
Jeri Royce
Jeri Royce
Jeri Royce
Knowledge Specialist
Nonprofit Management Institute
Courses taught:
CNP 108, NMI 102, NMI 105, NMI 142, NMI 143
John Scola
John Scola
John Scola
Knowledge Specialist
Nonprofit Management Institute
Courses taught:
CNP 101, CNP 103, NMI 104, NMI 105, NMI 106, NMI 111, NMI 226, NMI 227
Torrie Taj
Torrie Taj
Torrie Taj
Knowledge Specialist
Nonprofit Management Institute
Courses taught:
CNP 102, NMI 104, NMI 112
Full Certificate Start Date Delivery/Region Register
Optimizing Human Resource Strategies in Nonprofits Certificate (Fall 2021) November 29, 2021 (All day) Hybrid (online and Zoom) Register/pay online
Individual Courses Date Offered Course Delivery/Region Register
NMI 102 - Maximizing Human Potential in Nonprofits, November 2021 November 1, 2021 (All day) to
November 14, 2021 (All day)
Hybrid (online and Zoom) Register/pay online
NMI 144 - Becoming a Champion of Change - November 2021 November 29, 2021 (All day) to
December 3, 2021 (All day)
Hybrid (online and Zoom) Register/pay online
NMI 142 - Communicating with Purpose (February 2022) February 28, 2022 (All day) to
March 4, 2022 (All day)
Hybrid (online and Zoom) Register/pay online
NMI 104: Engaging and Developing Volunteers (April 2022) April 4, 2022 (All day) to
April 17, 2022 (All day)
Hybrid (online and Zoom) Register/pay online
NMI 102 - Maximizing Human Potential in Nonprofits (April 2022) April 25, 2022 (All day) to
May 8, 2022 (All day)
Hybrid (online and Zoom) Register/pay online
NMI 144: Becoming a Champion of Change (May 2022) May 16, 2022 (All day) to
May 20, 2022 (All day)
Hybrid (online and Zoom) Register/pay online
NMI 142: Communicating with Purpose (September2022) September 12, 2022 (All day) to
September 16, 2022 (All day)
Hybrid (online and Zoom) Register/pay online
NMI 104: Engaging and Developing Volunteers (October 2022) October 3, 2022 (All day) to
October 16, 2022 (All day)
Hybrid (online and Zoom) Register/pay online