Volunteer Management - Continuing Education Programs In Wisconsin
Working in the nonprofit sector can be as awarding as it is challenging especially with the ever changing policies, rules, funding, clients' needs, and volunteer's goals. Here is a list of universities and colleges that are offering nonprofit management trainings, workshops, and certificates.
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's Continuing Education department offers a nonprofit management certificate, nonprofit workshops, professional grant writing certificate, Wegner CPA's nonprofit roundtable series, and numerous other nonprofit management seminars and presentations.
Supervisory Management: Maximizing Team Talent and Motivation
Does your organization properly match its people to their roles? “Talent matching” is quickly becoming a new catch phrase in supervisory circles, but often supervisors are not aware of the talent they are managing, thus individuals are never fully aware of their abilities. Managing talent is directly related to concepts of employee motivation and drive, which supervisors are also responsible for. This elective course lays out activities where participants set goals, blueprint their teams, make vision boards, and determine employee roles and tasks. Participants will also use a 7-step formula while bench-marking similar businesses and industries to address goal achievement strategies. When teams possess realistic roles and goals, they can be properly matched to their talents and tasks. This course focuses on developing individual and team talent management through goal-setting and achievement strategies. All participants will take a 109 question proprietary natural talent survey during the course and be given general interpretation of the results.
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When: July 19, 2017
Where: Clarion Hotel Campus Area, Eau Claire
Grant Proposal Writing for Beginners
This full-day session will give you the insights you need to begin the grant writing process with confidence. The course will provide you with the basics of grant proposal writing, where to begin and offer tips and best practice insights that you can implement immediately. You'll leave with the tools and knowledge to immediately begin the process of seeking grant funding.
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When: September 28, 2017
Where: Clarion Hotel Campus Area, Eau Claire
Advanced Grant Proposal Writing
Do you wish you knew exactly what grant reviewers were looking for? Although the grant application process varies, there are some important common elements which can give you an edge. This full-day, hands-on workshop will provide you with insights into persuasive and effective grant writing through a mock-interview process. This program is a great resource for all grant writers, whether you are writing your first grant or have years of experience.
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When: September 29, 2017
Where: Clarion Hotel Campus Area, Eau Claire
For more information about the Nonprofit Continuing Education that the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire offers, check out UW- Eau Claire's website by clicking here.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's School of Continuing Education offers two certificates and numerous nonprofit courses. The two certificates they offer are an Introductory Nonprofit Certificate and a Professional Certificate in Nonprofit Management.
Get an introduction to the use of social media in communicating, marketing, public relations and fundraising for nonprofits. The workshop explores the major social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest) as vehicles for nonprofits to reach their members, volunteers and donors.
The workshop employs case studies, interactive exercises, and video commentary from nonprofit management experts to engage learners.
University of Wisconsin-Superior
University of Wisconsin-Superior's Center for Continuing Education offers certificate programs and nonprofit and fund development workshops. The two certificate programs that UW-S offers are Fund Development Certificate program and Nonprofit Administration Certificate program.
The Fund Development Certificate program was designed to provide individuals with knowledge, understanding, and skills required to be an effective team or board member for a nonprofit organization.
The Nonprofit Administration Certificate program will provide a well-rounded foundation in administration that helps to develop skills in working with trustees, human resources, evaluation, funding, and marketing.
For more information about Nonprofit and Fund Development program at UW-Superior, check out UW-Superior website by clicking here.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
The University of Wisconsin-Madison's Continuing Studies offers a nationally accredited management development program, the Certified Public Manger (CPM) Program. The CPM Program will prepare managers for the challenges and unique demands of the public management profession.
There are three ways to learn: through a self-directed program, cohort group, and to take individual classes if your end goal is not certification.
Upcoming CPM classes:
Strategies for Effective Supervision
Discover approaches to strengthen your relationship with those you supervise. Through class discussion and exercises, improve your performance of the various supervisory roles you fill: coach, counselor, performance manager, delegator, trainer, team builder, and team manager.
Building Effective Teams
One of the most important tasks facing an organization is building a cohesive team that empowers the organization to reach its goals. Learn proven techniques for effective team development and management that can help you strengthen participative management in your organization and promote long-term enthusiasm for team projects.
Lean Times, Lean Government
Government agencies at all levels are becoming more efficient by adopting lean practices. Economic and political realities have brought about significant improvements in productivity and citizen satisfaction. Learn various strategies that government agencies of all sizes have adopted to thrive–not just survive–in these difficult times. Explore practical approaches to apply to your organization. Counts as a CPM Resource Management Class.
Essential Time and Stress Management Techniques
Take an in-depth exploration into the relationship between time and stress. Discover different approaches to managing time and stress, practice stress management techniques, and develop a personal time/stress management system that reflects your values, priorities, roles, and preferences.
Facilitating Cross-Cultural Groups and Global Teams
Today, organizations work increasingly with staff and partners who come from all corners of the world. As a result, we find ourselves facilitating meetings and teams with significant cultural differences. Learn insights, strategies, and techniques to improve your cross-cultural sensitivity and competence as a facilitator and leader in a culturally diverse context. Explore key causes of cross-cultural misunderstandings and how to overcome them.
Taking the Difficult Out of Difficult Conversations at Work
Giving coaching feedback to staff, peers, or your boss, is one of the most difficult communications that leaders or managers do. Receivers can become defensive, the conversation can get off track, and the goal of motivating change while preserving relationships can be lost. We explore specific skills and tools related to coaching and conflict resolution, including how to "manage the moment" if the going gets tough.
The University of Wisconsin-Waukesha's Continuing Studies offers a Certificate in Non Profit Administration that can be completed online. They also offer professional development courses that can be taken in person and online focused on business and leadership.
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Managing Generations in the Workplace
Get an understanding of managing workers in different generations in the workplace. Discover what motivates each generation at work, what incentives they respond to, and what messages they value. Generations X and Y are significantly different than the Boomer generation. Each generation has different expectations and styles of work in the workplace. Come explore the characteristics of the different generations in the workplace. Discover the current motivations of Boomers, Gen Xers and Gen Yers and what messages they value. Then Identify practical, how-to tips and techniques for managing Boomers, Gen Xers, and Gen Yers in the workplace.
A recent study conducted by the American Management Association (AMA) revealed that the average manager spends more than 20 percent of their day engaged in or reacting to a conflict situation. This study also identified that out of twenty-five management skills, conflict management was the only one positively correlated to higher earnings and promotion. Discover a workable conflict management model, discuss case studies in conflict management, and then take away successful conflict management strategies to apply in your workplace.
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Professional certification signals a commitment to excellence. It confirms that individuals have the knowledge needed to competently attract, onboard and support volunteers. Certification promotes personal confidence, and helps employers hire, verify and reward relevant expertise.
Benefits for YOU, the individual practitioner:
Benefits to your ORGANIZATION or EMPLOYER:
Individuals wishing to pursue the CVA certification must meet these requirements in order to register as a candidate:
For more information about the CVA , check out the Council for Certified in Volunteer Administration's website by clicking here.