OLNP6520-A Nonprofit Leadership (Fall 2022)

Course Details

Section will be taught totally online with no scheduled class meetings. Students must arrange for daily access to a computer and the Internet prior to the start of classes. Robert Morris labs are to be used only as a backup in special situations and may not be relied upon for extended periods of time. In addition to the Internet link, online classes have a large emphasis on email. All messages from the instructor and other information regarding online classes, including user ids, passwords, and login instructions will be sent to your Robert Morris University email account. Visit http://rmu.blackboard.com/ for more information.
Session, Dates: 4 (10/22/2022 - 12/16/2022)
Time: -
Location: Internet/Online
Seats Available: 12 Seats
Credits: 3

Course Description

In this course, students will learn about the leadership of nonprofit organizations focusing specifically on the executive leader and board's role in leading the organization. This includes the leadership of the board itself, as well as the leadership of staff and volunteers. The course reviews the role of the board, nonprofit governance and bylaws, and executive leaders' accountability, ethics, skills, and traits. The class will examine key stategic leadership actions, including creating a shared vision and strategic planning with a focus on application in practical nonprofit leadership situations. Various aspects of volunteer leadership, such as recruitent, development, and engagement are explored. Students will review approaches to planning for staff, leadership, and board succession. Throughout the course, case studies and applications are incorporated, providing students with a practical introduction to nonprofit leadership. 3 Credits

Course Materials

About the Instructor(s)

Stuart A. Allen, Ph.D.
University Professor of Organizational Leadership
Communication and Organizational Leadership

412-397-4069 phone
412-397-6468 fax
Wheatley Center 207