Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for this program?

How long does it take to complete the program?

What is the schedule in 2015?

Where are classes held?

How many people do you accept?

When is the application deadline?

What is the cost?

Are scholarships available?

Who should write my Nomination Letter?

What kind of credit do I receive for this program?

Do you provide housing for Fellows who are coming from out of town?

Who is eligible for this program?

Applicants must hold a senior management position, such as Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer, Deputy Director, or Vice President. In some cases, directors of divisions or directors of development are accepted, based on their roles as senior managers in their organizations.  

Fellows are drawn from many different sectors in the nonprofit and philanthropic communities, such as health, education, human services, housing, economic development, public law, and the environment.

Consultants are not eligible to apply to this program.

Please contact Margie DuBrow, Director of the NELI Institute, atmdubrow@brynmawr.edu or at 610-520-2650, if you have any
questions regarding your eligibility for this program.

How long does it take to complete the program?

The Executive Certificate Program is a 10-day program, held over six months.
There are five training sessions. 

What is the schedule in 2015?

The training dates are noted below: Each training seminar runs from 
9 AM - 5 PM.

January 30th and 31st
(Snow Dates: February 6th and 7th)

February 27th and 28th
(Snow Dates: March 6th and 7th)

April 10th and 11th
(Weather Date: April 18th)

May 8th and 9th
(Weather Date:  May 15th)

June 12th and 13th

Where are classes held?

All classes are held at Bryn Mawr College's Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, 300 Airdale Road, Bryn Mawr, Pa 19101

How many people do you accept?

We accept up to 25 Fellows in each cohort.

When is the application deadline?

The application deadline is January 16th, 2015

What is the cost?

The tuition for this program is $5,750.

Are scholarships available?

Limited scholarships are available to candidates with the greatest need who are employees of nonprofit organizations based in the following five counties: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia. 

Who should write my Nomination Letter?

You are required to submit a Nomination Letter from your current employer, or a recent employer if you recently changed jobs. If you would like to submit a second Nomination Letter from an additional boss or a colleague, you may elect to do so.

What kind of credit do I receive for this program?

Students receive continuting education credits for the Executive Leadership Program.

Do you provide housing for Fellows who are coming from out of town?

We are not able to offer housing. We will help you identify accomodations that are convenient to campus.