Course Overview

An organization’s success or failure usually starts at the top. This course addresses a range of topics nonprofit leaders must understand and behaviors they should practice if they wish to drive their organizations forward. The program examines several leadership theories, explores the difference between leadership and management, discusses ethics and their role in leading nonprofits, and offers solutions for developing leaders at all levels of an organization.

Program Objectives

After completing this course, learners should be able to:

  • Define leadership and explain its importance in achieving an organization’s objectives.
  • Explain several better-known leadership theories (Fieldler’s contingency theory, Path-goal theory, Vroom-Yetton-Jago theory).
  • Articulate the difference between leadership and management.
  • Explain the role of ethics in leadership.
  • Describe charismatic leadership.
  • Recognize the importance of training, learning, and roleplay in leadership development.
  • Describe the leadership shortage in the nonprofit sector and discuss possible solutions to the problem.
  • Explain why formal authority alone does not guarantee leadership success.
  • Discuss nine leadership qualities.

Target Audience

This program targets people who want to learn more about leading nonprofits.



Estimated Hours to Complete


Pricing and Enrollment Information

$99.00 (US) per seat

Access Time

90 Days