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UNI pairs with ISU to offer nonprofit management certificate program

September 15, 2003
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Duane McDonald, director of conference & event services, (319) 273-2706
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A series of courses to enhance the management skills of those serving nonprofit human service agencies and other related organizations will be presented by the University of Northern Iowa and Iowa State University, beginning in October.

The Nonprofit Management Academy will offer certificates in nonprofit management to program participants who complete any combination of courses totaling six continuing education units (CEUs). Completion certificates will be granted jointly by UNI and ISU.

The program is geared toward those seeking professional development in the area of nonprofit management. Participants may choose from among 10 courses that will be offered monthly from October through July 2004. The first five courses will be at the Iowa State University Extension Black Hawk County Office, 3420 University Ave., Suite B, in Waterloo. The last five courses will be held at the UNI Center for Urban Education (UNI-CUE), 800 Sycamore St. in Waterloo.

Courses will cover a variety of topics on nonprofit organizations including leadership, effective supervision, time management, human resources and financial management, strategic planning, working together, marketing, fundraising and research.

There is a registration fee of $50 per course. For those planning to attend the entire 10-course certification program the fee is $40 per course, if registering in advance. The registration deadline is five working days prior to the first class meeting for each course. Payment is due at the time of registration.

For a complete list of courses and registration information contact the ISU Extension office at (319) 234-6811, the UNI Office of Conference and Event Services at (319) 273-6899, or on line at www.extension.iastate.edu:80/Counties/blackhawk.html.