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Civic Leadership Academy

2014-2015 Brochure 

CLANIU's Civic Leadership Academy (CLA) will be entering its 10th year of programing during the 2014-2015 season. This year marks the inauguration of four new specialization tracks in Community/Economic Development, Human Resources, Government, or Nonprofits. Civic leadership in the 21st Century is complex and requires individuals to identify, analyze, collaborate, and solve pressing societal issues through the efforts of broadly engaged public organizations. The Academy recognizes this and has adapted its programing to cross the boundaries of private, public, and nonprofit sectors.

The Academy's seminars allow for in-person interactions with fellow participants and instructors using experiential learning techniques. The training program offers a series of workshops across an array of topics central to being an effective leader in the 21st century. Participants who have successfully attended 20 hours in workshops, with 10 hours fulfilled through attendance in two core courses, are eligible to earn a Certificate of Completion. Those wishing to build upon their CLA Certificate may partake in an additional 10 hours of focused workshops to earn the new CLA Specialization in Community and Economic Development, Human Resources, Government, or Nonprofits. Discounts are provided to members of the DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership (DCNP) for specific workshops within the Nonprofit Specialization Track.Those workshops are noted below.

For complete descriptions of the workshops, download the 2014/2015 CLA Program Brochure here. Workshop hours are accumulated over the course of 3-years, and earned as follows: a full day workshop is 5 hours, a half day workshop is 2.5 hours.

Registration:

Standard Registration

First Time Attendees Registration

DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership Member Registration

 

June 13, 2015
NEW THIS YEAR! 

Advocacy for Nonprofit Organizations – 2 Day Special Boot Camp
Presented by Alicia Schatteman, PhD, Assistant Professor at NIU in the Division of Public Administration and the Center for NGO Leadership and Development

NIU Naperville  
Full Day 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Objectives

  • To determine your organization’s fiscal discipline
  • To calculate financial ratios related to operational and capital needs
  • To review your processes for potential financial efficiencies

Description
Specialized and applied instruction to advocate on behalf of a nonprofit organization in the public policy process, including the formation and evaluation of policies.

Note: This workshop does not have an early bird registration rate.

Pricing for the 2 Day Special Boot Camps:
Regular Registration   $250.00
First Time Attendee    $200.00
DCNP Members          $100.00

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June 20, 2015  
NEW This Year!

Grant Writing – 2 Day Special Boot Camp
Presented by Alicia Schatteman, PhD, Assistant Professor at NIU in the Division of Public Administration and the Center for NGO Leadership and Development and Tracy Rogers-Tryba, Center for Governmental Studies

NIU Naperville
Full Day 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Objectives

  • Learn the value of a mission statement and goals
  • Create an organizational chart and identify the contributions of each individual or group
  • Identify a project, and a related list of potential stakeholders, for which they want to seek grant funding
  • Develop an outline for a grant proposal
  • Understand the benefits and challenges of external funding and the role that internal and external grants play in meeting fiscal needs
  • Identify the range of grant opportunities for your organization 

Description

Specialized and applied instruction in grant writing, including identifying potential grants, drafting proposals, administering awarded funds, and understanding legal obligations.  Examine the strategies for creating effective grant applications. Participants will be challenged to identify their organization’s goals, experiences/skills, limitations, resources, and commitments and to consider how to create the components generally required throughout the application process.

Note: This workshop does not have an early bird registration rate.

Pricing for the 2 Day Special Boot Camps:
Regular Registration   $250.00
First Time Attendee    $200.00
DCNP Members          $100.00