Building Capacity in the Not-for-Profit Sector: Executive Leadership Education
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This chapter describes the development, delivery, and evolution of an Executive Leadership certificate program and proposes a set of promising practices based on this experience. It traces the origins of this program in the university’s commitment to lifelong learning and the connections of this commitment to continuing education and community capacity building. It considers issues such as relevance, immediacy, and quality of instruction. Several innovative features of the program including the use of follow-up mentorship and seminars in specific topic areas such as social media are examined. The chapter also explores the significance and value of corporate sponsorship in the context of continuing education for the not-for-profit sector and speculates about the ongoing relationship of graduates and the university.