1. Course Descriptions
The following 8 courses make up the "Certificate Series". To view
a description for each of these courses, click on the appropriate
2. Course Materials
All of the course materials needed for each course can be found
online. These materials include the following:
The Participant Guide contains: CEU
enrollment information, course objectives, an outline of the course, learning activates related to the course,
glossary of terms, supplemental materials, biographical information,
contact information, featured organizations from the case studies, Q
& A with faculty,
bibliography, Organizational Assessment Tool, and Action Plan
The CEU/Certificate assignments ask you to identify insights from
the readings, answer specific questions about the video, and complete
a self-assessment related to the particular topic. They can be
completed on your own schedule and in the location of your choice.
Each course is designed to be completed in 6 hours. However,
you'll have 30 days to complete each course. This 30 day period
will not begin until the course has been activated. Courses that
are purchased together may be activated in any order that you prefer.
3. Pricing - Certificate Series
Students may choose to purchase courses individually or as a
set of 8, and will earn the Certificate of Excellence upon successful
completion of all 8 courses (with payment of "Certificate & CEU Fee").
|Set of 8 Courses (SNPO Members): || $699.00 (Save $301.00)|
|Set of 8 Courses (Non-Member): || $900.00 (Save $100.00)|
|Individual Courses (SNPO Members): || $99.00|
|Individual Courses (Non-Member): || $125.00|
|Certificate & CEU Fee (Optional)
| - Individual Courses:
| - Set of 8 Courses:
|| $100.00 (Save $20.00)
Note: Certificate & CEU Fee is required for students looking to
receive Certificate of Excellence and/or CEU Credits. Purchase
can only be made once course enrollment is complete. 0.6 CEU's available per course. See details
To become a student, request your Student Enrollment Information
4. CEUs and Certificate
Learners who want a recognized credential for their resumes can
choose to earn 4.8 continuing education units (CEUs) and the
Certificate of Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership and Management.
Michigan State University awards the CEUs, while the Michigan State University
Department of Community, Agriculture, Recreation, and Resource Studies, and the Society for
Nonprofit Organizations awards the Certificate of Excellence.
To earn the Certificate and 4.8 CEUs, learners must participate in
all 8 programs in the Certificate Series, successfully complete
additional assignments, and pay an administrative fee of $15/program
(or $100 for the entire series). Learners can also earn .6 CEUs by
completing the assignments from individual programs.
All assignments are evaluated on a pass/fail basis.
5. CAETM - Certified Association Executive
The American Society of Association Executives' Certified Association Executive (CAETM)
credential is the most respected and sought after designation in association management. CEUs
earned through The Learning Institute's online courses may be
applicable toward completing the application requirement for ASAE's CAE credential as a
self-study program. Each CEU is worth 10 CAE credit hours, and 50% of application hours
can be earned through self-study programs. For full details on the CAE program,
visit www.asaenet.org/cae (CAE is a trademark of the American Society of Association Executives).
6. Certificate Series
This series of eight courses has been specifically designed to
address the core competencies deemed necessary to successfully lead
and manage a nonprofit organization. The mastery of these
competencies, although not a guarantee of success, will certainly
place the learner on the right road and heading in the right
The programs range in scope from Strategic Planning to Strategic
Alliances. Along the way, they thoroughly examine such key result
areas as Resource Development, Board Governance, and Marketing. They
also deal with Financial Management, Social Entrepreneurship, and
The faculty represents some of the finest experts in the field of
nonprofit leadership and management: Alford, Boschee, Brinckerhoff,
Campbell, Ellis, Fox, Jones, Martinelli, and Weisman. Each program
showcases the faculty membersí wealth of hands-on experience.
7. Learning Institute
The Learning Institute For Nonprofit Organizations was founded in
1996. It is a program of The Society For Nonprofit Organizations and a
collaborative effort with Michigan State University.
The goal of the Learning Institute is to provide affordable,
accessible learning experiences for all involved in the nonprofit
sector: board members, paid staff, and the myriad of volunteers that
make it all work.
8. Return/Refund Policy
Due to the nature of the Independent Study product, returns will only be allowed for
courses that have not already been activated. No refunds will be
offered once the package (course) has been opened. For each course
that has not been activated, a $7.00 Service Fee will be deducted
from the Refund Amount. Individual CEU payments of $15.00 will
have a Service Fee of $15.00 (Refund Amount: $0.00).
Series CEU payments of $100.00 will have a
Service Fee of
$25.00 (Refund Amount: $75.00). These Service Fees cover
the following costs: charge/check processing fees, database
administration, and/or CEU setup. Please feel free to contact us if
you have any questions about this policy.
Due to the
nature of the Group Study product, refunds will only be allowed for
semesters that have not already been started. Each semester
consists of 4 courses, 1/2 CEU fee, and 1/2 of the Group Study
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