Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program

Program Highlights

The Kania School of Management's Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program provides high potential leaders with the knowledge and insight required for success within nonprofit organizations. The 15 person cohorts are led by experienced faculty, who are award winning researchers and teachers with significant expertise in practice and nonprofit organizations. Participants will gain specific insights and guidance to enable the participant to create an effective career roadmap and access meaningful networking opportunities.

The program consists of ten four-hour sessions, which are held once a month during the academic year and a separate closing ceremony. Throughout the year, participants will work on a selected personal leadership goal and a capstone project focused on identifying, researching, and formulating an action plan to address a current issue or opportunity facing your nonprofit organization. Upon completion, participants will receive a Nonprofit Leadership Certificate. 

Program Purpose

To support and advance nonprofit organizations through a comprehensive and academically rigorous leadership program. This program is focused on providing high potential leaders with the knowledge and insight required to enable their nonprofit organizations to achieve and sustain their respective missions and ensure positive community outcomes.

Mentoring and Networking

Each participant will be paired with a Peer Group, A Peer Group Coach, and a mentor to provide specific insights, feedback, accountability, and guidance on personal and organizational goals and to access meaningful networking opportunities within Northeastern Pennsylvania.

View our list of Advisory Board Members and Faculty.

Support and Eligibility

Eligible participants include high-potential leaders serving in a nonprofit organization. The application process is competitive, and the Cohort will be capped at 15 members. Support to selected participants will be provided to participants by the University of Scranton's Kania School of Management, program sponsors, and Advisory Committee members. 

Tuition and Deadline


$3,500 per participant (Scholarships and assistance may be available-see application)

Application Deadline: 

Our 2023/2024 cohort has been formed. Please check back in late summer 2023 if you are interested in appliying for the next cohort. 

Advisory Board & Faculty

View our list of Advisory Board Members and Faculty.
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