Each nonprofit leader must think about how, why and who they intake as part of their workforce. Hiring right is the first and most crucial step in implementing strategic human resources management practices in nonprofit organizations.
Guided by world-class faculty through a series of sessions, you will find yourself thinking of strategic ways to design the right job, hire smart and increase your cross-generational and cross-sector agility in order to better understand the current and future workforce. You will also actively learn about volunteer engagement; and how to sustain engagement at every level of your organization.
Develop a strategy for team management
Nonprofit Workforce Planning Strategy
There is a great need for nonprofits to think about the mission-related and business drivers, which define their strategic workforce needs. These questions should not only be focused on how many people the organization needs, but also the capabilities and skills needed, when, and at what cost to the organization.
Performance Management Strategies
Performance management and feedback systems, when coupled with clearly defined job expectations, help boost performance.
Talent Acquisition - Hire Right
Maximizing Engagement By Rethinking "Job Design"
Effective Volunteer Management
Gail Berger Darlow - Assistant Professor of Instruction, Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, McCormick School of Engineering; Assistant Professor of Executive Education
Maryam Kouchaki - Assistant Professor of Management & Organizations
Kevin Murnane - Adjunct Professor of Leadership
Michelle Shumate - Associate Professor, Communication Studies; Associate Faculty, Institute for Policy Research; Director of Graduate Studies, Master’s in Communication Studies; Founding Director, Network for Nonprofit and Social Impact
Nonprofit Management Programs are held at Northwestern University's Chicago Campus.
340 East Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Chicago Campus Parking Map - Please Note: the Huron Superior Parking A lot and the Erie Ontario Parking C & D lots are available to the public and should be used when attending programs at Wieboldt Hall.
The deadline for registration is 10:00 am one business day prior to the program start date.Scholarship Assistance
Up to 50% scholarships are available for all of our nonprofit executive education programs for those working in nonprofit organizations. All applications are initially submitted at the full list price. Each is reviewed by our registrar and any scholarships granted will be reflected in the amount applied to your invoice or charged to your credit card.
Hospitality during the Program
We strive to provide healthy meal choices for our participants for breakfast, lunch and breaks. We typically provide a range of choices, including some vegetarian-friendly and gluten-avoidant selections. We cannot meet all dietary preferences, but we will do our best to accommodate health restrictions, religious restrictions and food allergies.
Participants are responsible for booking their hotel accommodations during their stay in Chicago.
Participants must notify the Program Manager five business days in advance of the program start date if they are unable to attend. Otherwise, participants will be charged 20% of the stated program fees.
When canceling a program registration, participants may choose to rollover their payment to a future program or receive a refund. Participants are allowed three rollovers, after the third rollover, participants forfeit the money paid to the Center for Nonprofit Management.
*Refund or rollover must be requested at the time of the program cancellation. Once a program payment has been rolled over, a monetary refund is no longer an option. The participant must continue with the rollover process.
Please email or call us if you would like additional information about Nonprofit Programs
May 8-9, 2019
Start: May 8 at 8:30 AM
End: May 9 at 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Chicago campus