Certificate in Nonprofit Management Course 3: Leadership, Management and Governance, Northern Illinois University - Rockford, Thursday, 05. March 2020

Certificate in Nonprofit Management ProgramCourse 3: Leadership, Management, & Governance**Thursdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26, 2020. 1:30—4 p.m. Instructor: Rena Cotsones, Ph. D.
Successful organizations are good at collaborating. Nowhere is this more true than in the nonprofit sector. In this highly interactive course, you will learn how to manage for superior performance and collective impact. You will be exposed to new and familiar models of leadership, collaboration and planning. You will also discuss governance, measuring your impact and preparing yourself to be an excellent advocate for your organization.  
Instructor: Bringing people together for common good is a lifelong passion for Dr. Rena Cotsones. As Associate Vice President of Outreach, Engagement and Regional Development for Northern Illinois University, Dr. Cotsones works with NIU and regional leaders to create and implement collaborative approaches to advancing workforce and economic development initiatives in the northern Illinois region. Dr. Cotsones started her career in Rockford as an anchor/reporter at WIFR-TV 23 and has gone from reporting the news to developing collaborative initiatives that address regional challenges and make news.
Most recently, Dr. Cotsones provided leadership for the creation of NIU Engineering @ RVC, a community-based, industry-integrated engineering baccalaureate completion program in partnership with the community college and industry partners in Rockford, Illinois. This collaborative workforce solution has inspired the development of other innovative approaches to education and workforce development in the region and won the 2017 Award of Excellence for Talent Development from the University Economic Development Association (UEDA).
Dr. Cotsones chaired the national Council on Engagement and Outreach (CEO) of the Association of Public and Landgrant Universities (APLU) in 2017. She helped lead the team that won APLU’s Innovation and Economic Prosperity designation for NIU in 2013. She is a board member of the University Economic Development Association. She is also a member of the national core team for Strategic Doing, a program of Purdue University’s Agile Strategy Lab and is a certified Strategic Doing faculty member. In northern Illinois, she serves on the boards of numerous Chambers, economic development and education organizations.
Dr. Cotsones started her career as a broadcast journalist after graduating from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration and Ph. D. in Political Science from Northern Illinois University.
**This is the third of five courses in the Certificate in Nonprofit Management Program. Courses do not need to be taken in order. Upon successful completion of all five courses (90% overall attendance) participants will receive a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the Northern Illinios Center for Nonprofit Excellence at Northern Illinois University. Full program details can be found by visiting our website.

Thursday, 05. March 2020, Northern Illinois University - Rockford, Certificate in Nonprofit Management Course 3: Leadership, Management and Governance

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