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 615 nonprofit professionals have participated in the NIU-CLA courses, with many of them pursuing nonprofit certification. We are excited to share the 2020-21 course schedule – all virtual classes. Please visit the CLA site for these useful links:

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • Courses must have a minimum of 20 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. The $5 registration fee is NON-REFUNDABLE, otherwise the attendee will be reimbursed for cancellations received in advance of 7-day window.
  • Discounted Course Rates apply to Giving DuPage members only – please see rate table below for current costs
DATETIMECOURSES – CURRENT YEARLOCATIONGD PROMO/STANDARD RATE
Sept 3, 20209:00 – 11:00 amCrisis Communications Fundamentalswebinar$30 promo/$33 standard
Oct 1, 20209:00 – 11:00 amNonprofit Compensation: How to Create An Impactful Planwebinar$30 promo/$33 standard
Oct 8, 20209:00 – 11:00 amHR Management: Strategies For Handling Difficult Conversationswebinar$30 promo/$33 standard
Jan 7, 20219:00 – 11:00 amGrant Writing – Part Iwebinar$30 promo/$33 standard
Jan 14, 20219:00 – 11:00 amGrant Writing – Part IIwebinar$30 promo/$33 standard
Feb 4, 20211:00 – 3:00 pmNegotiation Skills For Leaderswebinar$30 promo/$33 standard
Mar 4, 20219:00 – 11:00 amCritical Thinking Skillswebinar$30 promo/$33 standard
May 6, 20219:00 – 11:00 amBudgeting & Understanding Financial Statementswebinar$30 promo/$33 standard
June 3, 20219:00 – 11:00 amExecutive Director Training – Part Iwebinar$30 promo/$33 standard
June 10, 20219:00 – 11:00 amExecutive Director Training – Part IIwebinar$30 promo/$33 standard

UPDATE ON LOCATION CONCERNS:
All Civic Leadership Academy classes hosted by Giving DuPage this academic year will take place virtually. For safety of attendees, there will be no in-person classes held.

REGISTRATION INFO/RATES:
Participants may register for one or multiple workshops and may register any time during the program year.
Giving DuPage Nonprofit Members are welcome to use our Promo Code ‘GIVINGD’ during registration process to receive discounted rate.

WORKSHOPGIVING DUPAGE
MEMBER RATE
STANDARD RATE
Half – Day$30$33
Full – Day$55$60

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 givingdupage@dupageco.org.