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Nonprofit Management Institute

Upcoming courses

NMI 102: Maximizing Human Potential in Nonprofits (November 2024)

Session details

Registration closes on Wednesday, November 6th at 5:00 P.M. (Arizona time).

This is an online course with specified due dates for each discussion question and class assignment. Instructional staff are available to aid you with subject questions and help guide you through each weekly course module. In addition, a required Zoom session each week provides additional course reinforcement, student-instructor Q&A, and networking for students.

Early Bird Special: $349 (ends two weeks before course start date)

Program description

Program dates


Delivery method

Online hybrid (asynchronous with Zoom sessions)



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.

This course is required for:

Nonprofit Management Certificate

Optimizing Human Resource Strategies in Nonprofits Certificate

Knowledge Specialist

Cindi Hubiak
Knowledge Specialist, Nonprofit Management Institute

Cindie Hubiak brings a vast amount of experience and passion to share with others. She serves on three industry boards: a mutual fund, a national community news organization and an international organization that offers assessment tools to reveal human potential. She recently retired from her dream job as President & CEO of the Arizona Society of CPAs (ASCPA) after more than 20 years.

The ASCPA is one of the largest membership organizations in Arizona. Cindie coordinated bi-annual strategic planning meetings, significantly grew the government relations programs, increased contributions to the Political Action Committee, simplified the governance structure, coordinated volunteer programs, implemented virtual communities, rebranded the organization, provided education, scholarships and other activities with the assistance of 10 staff and 18 board members.

Cindie’s career took her overseas twice to work as General Manager of a manufacturing plant in Singapore and as European Controller. She also worked with one of the largest public accounting firms until she left the organization as Tax Manager.

As Director of Human Resources and Administration for an international company employing 1,500 people, Cindie implemented training and compensation programs, worked with the media and set up a foundation that provided scholarships and volunteer opportunities for employees.

Her volunteer experience includes past board chair of the ASCPA, serving on a national CPA board, national committees and on Arizona’s Board for Private Postsecondary Education. Cindie serves on the boards of several nonprofit organizations.

Cindie has been named one of the top women in business and the community in Arizona. She is certified in Alternative Dispute Resolution and received her B.S. in Accounting and her MBA from Arizona State University. She held a CPA certificate for more than 40 years.

The Arizona hiking trails bring Cindie time to reflect on life, as does her regular meditation practice. Her travels took her to all seven continents. She values listening to others and assisting them to find answers.


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