Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Western Carolina to offer nonprofit professional program

Office of Professional Growth and Enrichment News

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WNC Nonprofits Show Support for the Launch of a New Certified Nonprofit Professional Program

Several nonprofit managers, leaders and WCU students attended the Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) Open House last Friday, at WCU at Biltmore Park. 

"We're pleased with the turnout and number of questions," remarked Susan Fouts, EdD, Executive Director of Educational Outreach. During the Open House, Dr. Fouts addressed the group by saying, "WCU heard your request last year. Many of you asked for a national nonprofit certification, and that's what we're offering." 

Kevan Frazier, PhD., Executive Director of Biltmore Park highlighted the professional development and Master's level programs offered at Biltmore Park including the Master's in Public Affairs (MPA). 

Jay Gerlach, Director of the MPA Program will be kicking off the first module of the CNP program on March 10th at Biltmore Park in a one-day workshop called Nonprofit Management: The Basics, which is a workshop anyone can attend for $119. Participants enrolled in the CNP Module 1: Management and Leadership of the Nonprofit Sector will complete 4 additional weeks of on-line curriculum. The cost of the first module is $300. There are 8 modules in the CNP program.

For more information call 828-227-7397 or jcthompson@wcu.edu

A career in nonprofit management offers great potential for professionals who want to transform passionate work and service into a "dream job." 

Understanding the basics of nonprofit startups and management within the nonprofit sector helps up-and-coming and seasoned managers make critical decisions that support the nonprofit mission.

In this workshop, participants will learn about the history, scope, and impact of nonprofits and how developing and supporting a clear mission is critical to the success of the organization.

Register Now Enter Promo Code NPM12017 for a 10% discount!

WCU is an approved provider of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credits. Half-day and one-day recertification workshops are being offered through the year.

WCU also launched and Event Planning Certificate Program last fall that was designed to meet the scheduling needs of planners and professionals in the community. 

Participants attend a variety of a-la-carte workshops taught by local experts in the field including event venue owners and directors and WCU faculty. 


Justin Belleme, Founder, JP Media Group
Sarah Benoit, Director of Training & Lead Instructor, JB Marketing Group
Cathy Busick, President/Founder, Insight Marketing
Amanda Edwards, CFRE, Executive Director, College Advancement, A-B Tech Community College
Betty Farmer, PhD, WCU Professor of Communications
Susan Fouts, EdD, Executive Director, WCU Educational Outreach
Bobby Hensley, WCU Associate Director of Continuing Education
Van Kennedy, Director of Hospitality, Nantahala Outdoor Center
Amy Lasher, Event Sales Manager, M7Event Solutions at The Crest Center and Pavilion
Brian Raming, PhD, WCU Assistant Professor, School of Health Sciences
Hannah Randall, Executive Director, Manna Foods
Tami Ruckman, MSW, CFRE, Director of Development, Eliada
Ken Sanney, JD, WCU Associate Professor of Law
Jill Thompson, WCU Associate Director of Professional Development

Complete 6 of the above EP workshops and earn a certificate.
Fee: $119 per workshop or register for all 6 workshops for $640 (a 10% discount!) Workshops include lunch and continuing education credits.

To register or for more information call 828-227-7397 or  jcthompson@wcu.edu

Office of Professional Growth and Enrichment
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