Leadership and Management Certificate, University of Illinois at Chicago
The University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Disability and Human Development is offering a graduate-level certificate program in Management and Leadership in the Non-Profit Disability Organization.
Courses are designed for professionals planning to work at the management level or as program coordinators within organizations serving people with disabilities.
Courses focus on organizational theory, leadership, and exposure to issues vitally important to the operation of non-profits: board relationships, conflict management, development, governance, and strategic planning. One of the featured courses is an advanced seminar taught by a team of executive directors recruited from major Illinois non-profit agencies. Elective courses are available in the areas of contemporary disability issues, state and national disability policy, and emerging rehabilitation practices.
Students in the certificate program take a sequence of four courses: three required courses and one elective course. The program is flexible; students may complete the program in as little time as two semesters or extend the program across academic years. The certificate requires a total of 12 credit hours. The program consists of a mix of blended face-to-face/online and traditional face-to-face courses.
Classes can be taken individually or as part of the certificate program. Credit hours may be applied towards the Master of Science degree program in Disability and Human Development. Students admitted to the master's program can apply up to 12 credit hours to their degree status.
To receive full consideration for admission to the certificate program, applications should be received by June 15th of the year in which admission is being sought. After the deadline, students may register for an individual course. When admitted, they may transfer the course(s) to their certificate status.