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.

Discover why over 455 nonprofit professionals have participated in the NIU-CLA courses, with many students pursuing nonprofit certification. We are excited to share the 2019-20 course schedule offered at our Wheaton location and please visit the CLA site for these useful links:


IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • Courses must have a minimum of 10 attendees, otherwise course will be rescheduled or canceled. Please register early, if you plan to attend. Attendees will be notified of cancellations as soon as possible by NIU staff.
  • Refund/Cancellation Policy – cancellation requests received at least 7 days prior to the course date will be entitled to 100% refund.
  • Discounted Course Rates apply to Giving DuPage members only & early bird rates apply when registering at least 13 days prior to course date – please see rate table below for current costs
  • the Webinar course fee is the same to all attendees and varies based on number of people registering within same organization
DATE TIME COURSES – CURRENT YEAR LOCATION EARLY BIRD RATE/STANDARD RATE
Oct 9, 2019  9:00 am – 4:00 pm Grant-writing – Expert Advice, Tips & Best Practices Behind Competitive Grants DuPage County Office of Emergency Mgt – 418 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton early bird $71/
standard $80
Jan 31, 2020 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Leadership Lessons – Trying Times Demand Sound Leadership NIU Naperville Campus, Room 166, 1120 E. Diehl Road, Naperville early bird $71/
standard $80
March 10, 2020 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Executive Director 101 – Nuts & Bolts DuPage County Family Center – 422 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton early bird $71/
standard $80
March 31, 2020 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Budgeting & Understanding Financial Statements DuPage County Family Center – 422 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton early bird $50/
standard $55
April 1, 2020 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Strategic Planning- Reboot: Lessons Learned & Following Through DuPage County Family Center – 422 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton early bird $50/
standard $55
June 18, 2020 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Performance Measures & Organizational Change DuPage County Family Center – 422 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton early bird $50/
standard $55


LOCATION:
All workshops hosted by Giving DuPage will be at the DuPage County Government Center – either at the Office of Emergency Management, the Family Center or the Administration Building – all located on County Farm Road in Wheaton.

REGISTRATION INFO/RATES:
Participants may register for one or multiple workshops and may register any time during the program year.
DuPage Nonprofit Members receive a special discounted rate.

WORKSHOP GD MEMBER – DISCOUNTED RATE – EARLY BIRD STANDARD RATE – EARLY BIRD GD MEMBER -DISCOUNTED RATE –  STANDARD FEE STANDARD FEE
Half – Day $50 $75 $55 $79
Full – Day $71 $135 $80 $149
Webinar (none offered this year)  $30 – 1 to 2 attendees
$50 – 3 to 4 attendees
$75 – 5+ attendees
same  $40 – 1 to 2 attendees
$60 – 3 to 4 attendees
$85 – 5+ attendees
same


ABOUT CIVIC LEADERSHIP ACADEMY: CLALogo
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 givingdupage@dupageco.org.