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Mendoza College of Business

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About the course

Our 9th annual Catholic Leadership Program is geared for professionals who work in Catholic organizations around the world. This eight-day certificate program will take place on the Notre Dame Campus. This is part of the university’s philanthropic commitment to support the mission of Catholic organizations through the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.

Commit your nonprofit to professional and personal growth.

The Nonprofit Professional Development certificate programs allow busy nonprofit leaders to keep up with the changing face of nonprofit. Through custom and online program offerings, you’ll gain the business and management skills you need to compete in the sector.

This program is perfect for professionals and students from different disciplines who are looking to increase their knowledge and understanding of how to better their nonprofit. Plus, with continuous education in demand in this sector, this program is a great way to stay ahead of the game.

Highlights: Your Program Experience

As a busy nonprofit professional, you don’t have time to commit to another year’s-long degree. This is why Notre Dame collaborates with Mendoza College of Business faculty and subject experts to design quality custom programs specific to your needs and which align with the needs of different networks and service providers, ultimately giving you the best opportunity for success.

A Program that Fits Your Schedule

Choose from a list of topics that line up with your specific needs and can accommodate your busy schedule.

Consolidate Your Learning

Get the accelerated learning you need, when you need it. Plus, we’ve got a rolodex of topics just for nonprofit use.

Empower your Future

Get a mix of visionary leadership skills and new tools for better organizational management designed to help you lead your organizations toward your goals.

Elevate Your Career

This program is more than just a certification. Notre Dame offers not only the programs, courses and curriculum for you to succeed, but also the extra support and guidance after you complete the program. Benefits include:

Career Advancement

Be the front-runner of your peers. The knowledge and skills you’ll accumulate during this certification program will help move you up the ladder when it comes to career opportunities.

Networking Opportunities

Go ahead, reach out to that instructor or go to that event. Notre Dame instructors will help and encourage you to take advantage of all opportunities to network and build your contact list.

What You’ll Learn

Programs are available in both custom and online formats, giving you the opportunity to choose from a variety of offerings that will best suit your needs.

Custom Program Offerings

Programs custom-designed for your organization’s needs.

Designed with a highly adaptable approach, Notre Dame’s custom programs are a proven way to help nonprofit leaders strengthen business and management skills. We will work with your leadership team to create effective and efficient programs, drawing from many topics including:

  • Business Communications
  • Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Public Relations and Media Training
  • Fund Development
  • Grant Proposal / Writing
  • Strategic Planning

Trust the experts

Marc Hardy

Dr. Marc Hardy is the Director of Nonprofit Executive Programs at the University of Notre Dame.  He is only one of a dozen people in the world to hold a Ph.D. in Philanthropic Studies from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University. He has taught nonprofit leadership and manage...

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Angela Logan

Angela R. Logan, Ph.D.  has served as the Associate Director for Operations of Nonprofit Professional Development (NPD) in the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. She joined the staff of the College in 2013. In this role, she works to strengthen the infrastructure of the ...

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Amanda McKendree

Dr. Amanda G. McKendree teaches management writing, management speaking, and management communication at the University of Notre Dame, where she is an Associate Teaching Professor of Management in the Fanning Center for Business Communication. Professor McKendree''s research examines crisis commu...

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Katherine Spiess

Katherine Spiess is serving her first term as Associate Dean for Graduate Programs. Her research has focused on the stock market impact of security offerings, and her teaching interests are mergers and acquisitions, corporate risk management, and real options. She earned her B.S. and her Ph.D. fr...

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Alice Obermiller

Alice Obermiller is the director of Experiential Learning and Leadership Development in Mendoza’s Graduate Business Programs. She oversees experiential learning opportunities, including Interterm, as well as case and business competitions. She also oversees graduate business leadership developmen...

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