Nonprofit Professional Training

Nonprofit Professionals wear many hats. It's critical that individuals have a diverse set of skills and tools to be successful in their role managing or leading a program. Prepare yourself for success with one of our development programs or workshops specifically designed for the nonprofit sector.


Nov 8, 2019  |  Face-to-Face

The 2019 Nonprofit Leadership Conference provides area nonprofits with quality, affordable professional development and networking opportunities. This year’s keynote speaker Paul Schmitz will discuss grassroots leadership, declaring that “everyone leads” – not just those in traditional leadership positions. We will also screen the short film Failing Forward: On the Road to Social Impact, followed by a robust, interactive workshop on the topics featured in the film facilitated by the film’s producer, Kate Robinson.

Paul Schmitz

Keynote Speaker

Paul Schmitz builds the collective leadership of organizations  and communities to achieve greater social impact through his roles as Senior Advisor at The Collective Impact Forum and CEO of Leading Inside Out. 

He is also the author of Everyone Leads: Building Leadership from the Community Up, and the former CEO of Public Allies. Paul is a faculty member of The Asset-Based Community Development Institute, was a social innovation advisor to the Obama White House, and has been named three separate years to The Nonprofit Times list of the 50 most influential nonprofit leaders in America.

Film Screening  |  Producer-led Discussion

We will screen Failing Forward: On the Road to Social Change, a short documentary that explores the role of data collection in nonprofits. Producer Kate Robinson will lead a robust, interactive workshop on topics featured in the film: the Theory of Change, identifying collaborators, and articulating key learning questions about program effectiveness.  



Fund Development Certificate

Classes coming in Spring 2020.

More information coming soon!

Nonprofit Professional Certificate

This certificate is designed to help you create opportunities through peer interaction as well as professional insights from expert instructors. Whether you are getting started, or have some experience in the nonprofit sector, this program is an absolute must to lay an essential foundation for working in the nonprofit sector.



Continuing Education  |  262-595-3340  |


Mon-Fri  |  8 am-4:30 pm 



900 Wood Rd.
Kenosha, WI 53144 

Tallent Hall 202
Parking: Lot T

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