If you are responsible for a nonprofit and are struggling, like so many of us, in leading your organization into the future, it is worth your while to sign up for the one-day workshop on strategic planning and management. The University of Maine Hutchinson Center’s Certificate in Nonprofit Organization Management is offering the next workshop in the series on Friday, June 11th from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.
The topic for this session is, "Strategic Planning and Management in the Nonprofit Organization." The focus of this workshop will be on understanding the planning, design, implementation, evaluation and maintenance process of a non-profit organization. This body of knowledge will help non-profit staff and leaders create and build a more effective organization. Visioning, setting organizational goals and creating or revising the mission statement will also be included in the session. Each participant will learn the steps required to put together a workable strategic plan for his or her organization.
We have scheduled two seasoned and well-experienced Midcoast professionals to team teach this session: Carole Martin and Dr. Jim Patterson. Carole Martin has over twenty years leadership experience in the for-profit and not-for-profit arenas. Her areas of~deep subject matter knowledge~include mergers and acquisitions, the creation of sustainable partnerships, senior executive coaching, leadership development and organization turnarounds.
Dr. Jim Patterson has over thirty-three years of leadership experience in both public education and private business sectors. He has been the president of a technical college, superintendent of a public residential program for high achieving Maine high school students, and the first head the University of Maine’s Hutchinson Center, retiring in June 2006. Positive political and media relationships, as well as the ability to effectively manage lean financial resources have been significant factors in achieving success. Jim was the visionary to design the Nonprofit Management Certificate program, entering its sixth successful year.
The University of Maine is offering this series of workshops at the Hutchinson Center in Belfast leading to a certificate in Nonprofit Organizational Management for non-profit organization executives, staff members, and leaders to deal with contemporary issues and problems using realistic, "hands on" strategies. The various workshops will encourage interactive discussion of participants in quality planning, effective program/service development, creative problem solving and issue resolution. This certificate represents yet another of the offerings that the UMaine Hutchinson has created to be responsive to the educational needs of the community.
The next session offered will be on August 16 & 17, 2010 ( two day workshop) -- Writing Winning Grant Proposals.