Non-Profit Leadership Certificate

Good leadership helps everyone understand what the impact goal is, makes sure they have what they need to do their job, provides encouragement, and monitors progress as the team moves forward.

Resulted from polling over 600 non-profit organizations on their professional development needs, and tailored to fit a leadership development gap in the non-profit sector, Goodman Group’s Non-Profit Leadership Development program provides you with the tools and information you need to successfully lead teams and organizations.

Program Details

  • Fall 2024:  Mondays and Wednesdays from Oct. 28 to Nov. 27: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (ET)
  • Instructor-led hybrid sessions
  • Valuable to current and aspiring non-profit leaders
  • Price: $3,395 + HST
  • Group pricing and alumni discount are available.
  • Funding available to cover up to 80% of program fees – conditions apply
  • Contact us to know more 

“I personally believe leaders are made not born, the great insights that this program brought encouraged me to manage and influence my team and I have seen my organization take a new direction with all the great skills learned from the program.”
Janet Madume, Executive Director, Welland Heritage Council and Multicultural Centre

Through several weekly interactive classes, learn from Goodman School of Business professors and industry leaders how to:

  • Develop strategic planning and effective change management techniques.
  • Use effective techniques to improve your leadership ability.
  • Gain key management skills including budgeting and human resources management.
  • Revitalize the mission, vision, and goals of your organization and effectively execute proposed goals.
  • Use multiple models of effective change management including their implications for a successful change initiative.

Fall 2024:  Mondays and Wednesdays from Oct. 28 to Nov. 27; 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (ET)

For further information, please email us at

The program tuition is $3,395 + HST per participant.

If eligible, up to 80% of the program cost may be covered by funding through the Canada-Ontario Jobs Grant. For more information and to find out if your organization is eligible, contact us at

“Participating in the Non-Profit Leadership Program has provided me with the tools to develop and use the fundamentals of business leadership to manage and lead my organization’s success.”

– Laura Byers, Executive Director, Education Foundation of Niagara

“The Non-Profit Leadership Certificate Program is empowering and engaging. It is wonderful to share our leadership journey with other non-profit leaders. I am truly impressed and the Goodman Group truly cares about you.”

– Cecelia LaPointe, Executive Director, Native Justice Coalition

“This seminar encouraged me to do some self-reflection on how I lead in my work environment and what things I need to work on so that I can get the highest performance from the team I manage.”

– Kristina Phillips, Manager of Residential Services, Community Living-Fort Erie

“This program is an essential course for non-profit leaders. Whether you are an emerging leader or a seasoned veteran looking to sharpen your skills, these sessions provide relevant and engaging material that will help you in any stage of your career. I highly recommend the program and consider it a wise investment for ongoing
leadership development for our staff.”

– Karrie Porter, Program Co-Ordinator, Start Me Up Niagara

“Leadership development is a big need in Niagara. The program was attractive to me since it had the credibility of being run by the Goodman School of Business. We had a wonderful group of participants and we generated great ideas and discussion.”

– Lisa Panetta, CEO, Community Addiction Services of Niagara.
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