The Pryor Center for Leadership Development

NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATE

The Jewell Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program prepares and certifies students to serve their communities through careers in the nonprofit sector. This certificate program, which is based on competencies and courses, is open to students from any major and complements the Pryor Leadership Studies Program, the Tucker Leadership Lab, and the curricular and co-curricular activities already in place at William Jewell. The program benefits students by giving them targeted studies/experiences in the core competencies necessary
for effective leadership in nonprofits. 

Students in the Jewell Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program have numerous opportunities to interact with nonprofit leaders through their participation in workshops, conferences, and internships, with a highlight being the annual Philanthropy Midwest Conference. The Jewell Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program creates career opportunities for both traditional and non-traditional students who graduate with a liberal arts education and a heart for service.

Requirements for the Nonprofit Leadership Certificate:

  1. Complete at least 300 internship hours in a nonprofit agency.
  2. Complete the William Jewell College Nonprofit Leadership Certificate coursework.
  3. Be actively involved in the William Jewell College Nonprofit Leadership Association, serve on at least one subcommittee, and participate in nonprofit experiential learning opportunities such as:
    • service projects
    • retreats
    • leadership roles in Nonprofit Leadership Association
    • Nonprofit Leader Distinguished Speaker Series
    • Nonprofit Site Visits
    • Nonprofit Leadership Association Meetings
    • internships and career fairs
    • fundraising events
    • special events 
  4. Enroll in LSP261-Nonprofit Leadership Association for a minimum of three semesters prior to graduation.
  5. Attend at least one Philanthropy Midwest Conference (or alternate approved Nonprofit Leadership Conference).
  6. Complete the nonprofit leadership competency requirements.
  7. Keep an updated online profile and portfolio through Moodle that will be approved by Faculty Committee.
  8. Receive a grade of C- or higher in each course included in the program.
The Jewell Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program prepares
and certifies students to serve their communities through
careers in the nonprofit sector.This certificate program, which
is based on competencies (and courses), is open to students
from any major and complements the Pryor Leadership
Studies Program, the Tucker Leadership Lab, and the curricular
and co-curricular activities already in place at William Jewell.
The program benefits students by giving them targeted
studies/experiences in the core competencies necessary for
effective leadership in nonprofits. Students in the Jewell
Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program have numerous
opportunities to interact with nonprofit leaders through their
participation in workshops, conferences, and internships, with
a highlight being the annual Philanthropy Midwest
Conference.The Jewell Nonprofit Leadership Certificate
Program creates career opportunities for both traditional and
non-traditional students who graduate with a liberal arts
education and a heart for service.
Requirements for the Nonprofit Leadership Certificate:
1. Complete at least 300 internship hours in a nonprofit 
agency.
2. Complete Nonprofit Leadership coursework.
3. Be actively involved in the Nonprofit Leadership 
Association and participate in nonprofit experiential 
learning opportunities such as
• service projects
• retreats
• leadership roles in Nonprofit Leadership Association
• Nonprofit Leader Speaker Series
• Nonprofit Site Visits
• Nonprofit Leadership Association Meetings
• internships and career fairs
• fundraising events
• special events 
4. Enroll in LSP261 Nonprofit Leadership Association for a 
minimum of three semesters prior to graduation.
5. Attend at least one Philanthropy Midwest Conference.
6. Complete the nonprofit leadership 
competency requirements.
7. Keep an updated online profile and portfolio.
8. Receive a grade of C- or higher in each course included 
in the program.

Required Courses

LSP 261  Nonprofit Leadership Association (0.5) - LSP 261 must be taken a minimum of three times.
ACC 111  Fundamentals of Financial Accounting (4)
LSP 475  Nonprofit Leadership: Internship (3)
LSP 490   Nonprofit Leadership Institute - PMC (1)

ONE of the following courses:

COM 260 Organizational Communication (4)
BUS 202  Principles of Management (4)
BUS 305  Marketing Principles (4)

ONE of the following courses:

SVL 101  Meeting Human Needs and Alleviating Suffering (2)
SVL 201   Strategies and Resources for Meeting Human Needs (2) 
PSY 305  Developmental Psychology: Childhood (2)
PSY 306   Developmental Psychology: Adolescence (2)

TWO of the following courses:

LSP 100   Intro to Philanthropy, Volunteerism and Nonprofit Sector (2) 
LSP 210 Nonprofit Leadership Special Topics (1) 
LSP 250   Leadership: Cornerstone Course (2)
LSP 270  Nonprofit Governance & Volunteer Management (2) 
LSP 320  Nonprofit Board & Committee Development (2)

 

 For questions about how you can obtain the William Jewell College Nonprofit Leadership Certification, please contact Dr. Tracy Cooper.

 

 

 
 
 
 



 

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