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Certificate in Leadership Practice

Leadership is a process of social influence, which maximizes the efforts of others, towards the achievement of a goal. – Kevin Kruse


What did you want to be when you grew up? An astronaut? A veterinarian? A sports star?  A teacher? At some point however, your heart guided you toward the most meaningful work of all, working in the nonprofit sector. Just like other professions, working for a nonprofit means that you need to constantly improve your skills if you want to succeed.

The Certificate in Leadership Practice is designed for nonprofit professionals who want to become respected leaders in their field. During this leadership immersion experience you will develop a road map to maximize your potential and help you overcome hindrances to success.

Certificate in Leadership Practice

You will:

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of your own leadership style through self-assessment
  • Apply and integrate leadership concepts into a variety of real-life situations
  • Understand the link between leadership and power, motivation and trust
  • Think critically about innovative leadership styles
  • Understand organization dynamics and the role leaders play at all levels
  • Become a more effective leader within your current, or future leadership positions

You will engage in four interactive sessions that help you identify and understand your own leadership style. It will challenge you to leverage your personal strengths. You will complete self-assessments and feedback instruments that include: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Assessment (MBTI®), DiSC Profile, Leadership Profile 360 Instrument, Thomas-Kilmann Conflict MODE Instrument, and a Personal Leadership Action Plan.

The fee is $1,050 for members and nonmembers, inclusive of all training materials, assessments, books, and personal development coaching. Scholarships are available to Philanthropy Center member organizations. 

Session dates and times:

September 11, 2014

9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

October 9, 2014

9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

October 30, 2014

9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

November 20, 2014

9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.







Active participation is expected. The Certificate in Leadership Practice involves the completion of out-of-session reading and assignments. A Certificate will only be awarded to those who complete all of the required assignments and attend all four sessions in their entirety.

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If you would like more information about the Certificate in Leadership Practice, please contact Emily Furlong by phone at 407-975-6414 or by email at efurlong@rollins.edu.



 

Certificate in Leadership Practice Scholarship Application

July 14, 2014Scholarship applications open

August 8, 2014: Scholarship applications DUE by 5:00 pm

August 15, 2014: Scholarship award notification (confirmed by email)

The Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation is offering the Karen Plunkett Memorial Scholarship for the Rollins College Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership Center’s Certificate in Leadership Practice program. The scholarship is awarded annually to a public relations or communications professional in Orange, Osceola, Seminole or Lake County. Preference is given to an individual who is involved in the community or who has connection with a nonprofit organization. The scholarship valued at $1,050 is awarded on a competitive basis to one individual.

 

Karen Plunkett specialized in public relations and represented law and accounting firms in the Orlando area. Among her public relations friends, she was known for her gracious style combined with a backbone of steel. She became president of the Florida Public Relations Association and earned the group's Dillon Award for lifetime achievement. For 15 years, she also taught public relations courses at Rollins College and the University of Central Florida, where she earned her master's degree.

 

Jerry Hilbrich, chairman of the board at the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation, said, “The Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation would like Karen's legacy to live on and this scholarship will honor her life as a public relations professional and as a distinguished community volunteer, teacher and mentor."


One, fully-paid scholarship will be awarded annually to a public relations or communications professional through the generous support of the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation in memory of
Karen Plunkett, APR.  The Certificate in Leadership Practice involves the completion of outside reading and assignments and will only be awarded to those who complete the assignments and attend all four sessions in their entirety.  The scholarship recipient must complete the program in full or the value of the scholarship ($1,050) must be paid to the Philanthropy Center.

Criteria to apply for Karen Plunkett Memorial Scholarship:

  • Individual must work in marketing, public relations or a related communications field.
  • Preference will be given to individuals currently working at a nonprofit organization, or serving a nonprofit organization in some capacity (i.e. board of directors, key volunteer, other).
  • Only individuals working in Orange, Osceola, Lake and Seminole counties are eligible.

Please complete the scholarship application form located here. (Opens Word Document)


 

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