The Executive Leadership Certificate Program
Application Deadline: April 1st, 2016

The Nonprofit Executive Leadership Certificate is designed to meet the professional needs of executive directors and senior staff of nonprofit and public organizations, such as vice presidents, deputy directors, COOs, CFOs, directors of strategic initiatives, and department or division heads. Our curriculum challenges both seasoned and new leaders to advance their skills and put the information learned into immediate practice.

student"As an Executive Director, you don’t really have a peer. You can be close with others, but there isn’t anyone that has the level of responsibility that you do.

Because of NELI, when I have a question or a new opportunity, I am able to contact someone from my cohort. I can ask how they might approach a particular situation.

Members of the cohort trust each other. This leads to better leadership.”

Kim Kirn, Executive Director, Need In Deed