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SOWK 660 - Nonprofit Program Development

  • 3 credits

SOWK 660 - Nonprofit Program Development is a new online course within the School of Social Work at Colorado State University, and it is ideal for professionals and graduate-level students who are interested in nonprofit agency planning, program development, and effective organizational management. If you desire to serve in a leadership capacity within the nonprofit sector, this course provides knowledge and skills training to help you succeed. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge in principles of planning, development, capacity building, and necessary elements for designing and implementing strategic programs with high-functioning teams
  • Develop skills necessary to assume leadership, management, and program development positions in the nonprofit sector
  • Analyze and apply knowledge of the principles and elements of ethical decision-making to real-world dilemmas within nonprofit organizations
  • Evaluate effectiveness of organizational programs, interventions and actions based on human service values and ethics
  • Demonstrate critical thinking in leadership roles regarding external collaboration, community accountability, and team development skills with respect for diversity and strengths of groups and communities engaged
  • Apply knowledge of components of program development through creation of a program development proposal, including executive summary, budget, and evaluation plan
  • Illustrate knowledge in strategic program planning and management, community organizing, staffing and boards, and evaluation and implementation strategies in varied organizational structures and cultures