Certificate for nonprofit professionals offered at Biltmore Park site

Professionals in the nonprofit sector will have an opportunity to fast-track their careers in the new year with the Certified Nonprofit Professional Program offered through Western Carolina University’s Office of Professional Growth and Enrichment.

“This hands-on leadership development program positions professionals for long-term success in the nonprofit industry,” said Jill Thompson, WCU associate director of professional development.

To earn a certificate, participants must complete the eight modules and the core requirements.

Each module begins with a one-day workshop at WCU’s instructional site at Biltmore Park in Asheville and is followed by four weeks of online content.

The spring semester schedule includes “Fundraising for Nonprofits,” Jan. 4-26; “Governance and Volunteer Management,” Feb. 1-22; “Designing Nonprofits for Long-term Sustainability,” March 1-23; and “Nonprofit Trends and Innovations,” March 29-April 26.

Classes are offered during the spring and fall semesters. Fall 2019 dates will be announced later.

The fee per course is $300. The full tuition fee is $2,525, which includes enrollment and credentialing fees.

Professionals interested in registering for the one-day workshops only can do so when registering for $89 per workshop.

For more information and to register, visit pdp.wcu.edu or email Thompson at jcthompson@wcu.edu.

WCU’s Office of Professional Growth and Enrichment, as part of the Division of Educational Outreach, provides opportunities to individuals to further their careers through education and training.