In 2015, Giving DuPage began its partnership with the Civic Leadership Academy (CLA) at Northern Illinois University as a way to introduce Giving DuPage Nonprofit Members to an accredited and nationally-recognized certificate program.
Giving DuPage Nonprofit Members have access to discounted course rates as a benefit of being a Giving DuPage partner. Courses are centered on professional development, organizational efficiency, and informed leadership.
Over 200 nonprofit professionals have participated in the NIU-CLA courses, with many students pursuing nonprofit certification. We are excited to share the 2017-18 course schedule and please visit the CLA site for Course Program Descriptions.
|February 1, 2018||9:00 am – 4:00 pm||Strategic Planning – Issues based & Directed||DuPage County Administration Building Room 3-500B||$75|
|February 8, 2018||9:00 am – 1:00 pm||Grant Writing – Part I: Skills & Secrets||DuPage County Administration Building Room 3-500B||$50|
|February 15, 2018||9:00 am – 4:00 pm||Grant Writing – Part II: Grant Writing 200||DuPage County Administration Building Room 3-500B||$75|
|February 28, 2018||9:00 am – 4:00 pm||Executive Director 101: Nuts & Bolts||DuPage County Administration Building Room 3-500B||$75|
|February 28, 2018||4:30 pm – 8:30 pm||Are You the Perfect Board Member? What You Need To Know To Lead & Govern||DuPage County Administration Building Room 3-500B||$50|
|March 15, 2018||9:00 am – 11:00 am||Measuring Your Nonprofit’s Effectiveness||TBD||$50|
|May 23, 2018||9:00 am – 4:00 pm||Nonprofits & Community Engagement: Tools & Techniques for Connectedness||DuPage County Administration Building Room 3-500B||$75|
|June 7, 2018||9:00 am – 1:00 pm||Social Media – Connecting Agencies/Governments to Constituents||DuPage County Administration Building Room 3-500B||$50|
*Prices shown are for Giving DuPage Partners. Please see the table below for a more complete look at pricing.
All workshops hosted by Giving DuPage will be at DuPage County Administration building – 421 N. County Farm Road in Wheaton
Participants may register for one or multiple workshops and may register any time during the program year. Giving DuPage Nonprofit Members receive a SPECIAL DISCOUNTED RATE!
|Workshop||Giving DuPage Partners Discount Rate – Early Bird||Standard Fee – Early Bird||Giving DuPage Partners Discount Rate||Standard Fee|
|Half – Day||$45||$100||$50||$125|
|Full – Day||$66||$200||$75||$250|
ABOUT CIVIC LEADERSHIP ACADEMY: The Civic Leadership Academy (CLA) was created in 2004 by the Center for Governmental Studies at Northern Illinois University as a leadership skills development program for elected and appointed leaders and managers in government and nonprofit agencies. Over 15 new workshops have been added to the program since its inception, and each workshop is designed to give participants new skills for personal effectiveness and growth in their professional/organizational roles working within local governmental and nonprofit agencies.
QUESTIONS? Contact Giving DuPage at (630 407-6458 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.