To be a self aware, confident, reflective, ethical leader with a strong sense of professionalism, commitment and passion for the nonprofit sector.

Apply for the 2016-2017 Class

Our next CNLM class begins September 2016.

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Program Overview

Many nonprofit practitioners and volunteer leaders come to their work through passion more than by way of an education that has taught them how to lead and manage effectively in order to manifest that passion. Built on a strong competency model, the CNLM program offers one of the most comprehensive nonprofit professional development opportunities in Texas. Its serious course of study – requiring the commitment and investment of its participants – provides the “learning” and “experience” it takes to thrive as a committed, competent and effective leader and manager within the nonprofit community. CNLM program coordinators and faculty are passionate expert practitioners who help participants (who come from across the State of Texas) to build their personal effectiveness and then to strengthen the organizations they serve.

CNLM Program Framework

The CNLM program provides 18 full days of instruction over 9 months – September through May with graduation in June – totaling more than 150 hours of contact time. Designed for both professional staff and volunteers who are already engaged in, or aspire to leadership within the Nonprofit Sector of Texas, CNLM affords a disciplined view of self, of the organizations in which you operate, and the overall environment of the Texas Nonprofit Sector. The Certificate Experience seeks to raise the bar on the practice of professional and volunteer leadership and management in Texas by developing a cadre of informed, motivated and effective nonprofit professional and volunteer practitioner leaders who will build their professional networks so as to support each other (throughout their careers) in the difficult work of strengthening societal resources and assets for assuring the community’s quality of life.