Friday, May 22, 2020
9 am to 4 pm / WCU at Biltmore Park, Asheville
Cost: $89 per workshop / $300 for participants enrolling in the full Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) course.
CPE 3.75 (Specialized Knowledge)
CNP participants will complete an additional four weeks of on-line curriculum. For those attending the workshop only, a certificate of completion will be awarded at the end of the day.
This hybrid CNP course highlights the dynamic nature of the nonprofit sector, the importance of continuous improvement, emerging trends and innovations and the critical role research plays in shaping best practices. For course objectives, please email Jill Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This workshop is the kick-off for the CNP course, but has also been designed for participants to attend for just the day to help improve their overall management skills within the nonprofit sector.
In the one-day workshop participants will learn to recognize the importance of applying scientific methods in the development, design, implementation, and evaluation of nonprofit programs. They will also be able to identify external factors that impact nonprofit organizations and sector in terms of operations and decision-making.
Instructor: Laura Jeffords
Laura Jeffords is the Executive Director of the Mediation Center in Asheville, NC. She has designed and taught Nonprofit Leadership courses to graduate students in the Masters of Public Administration Program at Western Carolina University in nonprofit sustainability, board/staff roles, fundraising, nonprofit collaborations/mergers, capacity building, strategic planning, mission-based financial management, and results-oriented management. Laura also taught as an instructor for the Duke Certificate in Non-Profit Management. In her role at the Mediation Center, Laura has expanded the budget significantly, increased staff, increased overall funding through grants and donations, improved the quality of service to clients and has designed and provided training in process management, mediation, conflict resolution, interpersonal communication, mediation ethics, group decision making, and board planning. Laura has a Master’s in Public Administration from Western Carolina University.