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Graduate Certificate in Organisation and Leadership for Non-Profits

Key Highlights

  • Become a more effective manager and strategic leader from insights into the dynamics of managing diverse stakeholder groups
  • Expand your stakeholder management skills to shape transformation for your organisation and communities
  • Learn to devise compelling performance measures that will drive your organisation’s strategic progress and results
  • Acquire tools to strengthen corporate social innovation and harness them for shared value creation
  • Sharpen your collaboration skills to form coalitions for positive social impact

Programme Overview

Volunteers are essential stakeholders in non-profit organisations. They participate in the community by helping others outside of their household, family, relatives or friends without expecting financial payments. The board directors of non-profit organisations are another group of volunteers who do not receive monetary incentives for performing corporate governance function. Many non-profits including social enterprises, social entrepreneurs and managers in non-profit organisations depend on volunteers as critical stakeholders to realise their social mission.

In for-profit organisations, employees are encouraged to participate in corporate-led community initiatives as part of organisational corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes. These employees are often also referred to as volunteers. For-profit organisations stand to differentiate themselves from the competition through meaningful community engagement and CSR programmes.

The Graduate Certificate in Organisation & Leadership for Non-profits (GCOLN) is for social entrepreneurs, managers in non-profit organisations, and managers in for-profit organisations responsible for community engagement and CSR programmes. This programme will empower participants to harness diversity across stakeholder groups towards their organisation’s desired social good. Through a combination of participant-centred learning and project assignments participants will gain a more comprehensive understanding of corporate social responsibility and insights into managing diverse stakeholder groups.


Programme Structure

Each course in the GCOLN programme is equivalent to 5 credit units. Participants can take each course on its own. These courses can be further stacked to a Graduate Certificate in Organisation & Leadership for Non-profits upon successful completion of 15 credit units of course work.

Compulsory Courses (total 15 cu)

Classes are conducted over four Saturdays. The minimum programme duration is 6 months.

Find out more on the admission eligibility criteria and tuition fee.

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