Friday, October 25, 2019 through
Friday, January 24, 2020


Hudson Valley Center
19 Baker Avenue, Suite 400,
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601


Up to 36



Certificate Program – Excellence in Nonprofit Management

This certificate program prepares practitioners, supervisors and mid-level managers for excellence in management and for leadership opportunities within human service and social justice nonprofit organizations.

The program is designed to build competencies and guide performance strategies, with an emphasis on acquiring and mastering skills essential for efficient and effective organizational management.  Topics addressed include fundraising, marketing, communications, financial management, strategic planning and change management, governance and board development, grant writing, program evaluation, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. The program consists of 7 days spread across 4 months.

The program is designed to ensure that new and current mid-level managers, supervisors, program directors, and other human service professionals have the management competencies, skills, and tools they need to employ as managers of their organizations.

The total cost of the training is $2850. Seating is limited!

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* = “Open to the Public”

Friday, October 25, 2019

9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Transitioning from Practice to Management*

with Dr. Michael Swerdlow, PhD

Friday, November 8, 2019 

9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Grants Writing, Grants Management and Fund Development*

with Danielle DiCerbo

Friday, November 22, 2019

9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Managing Your Team: The Essentials for an Effective Nonprofit Manager

with Jennifer Rutledge

Friday, December 6, 2019

9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Governance and Board Development

with Michael Davidson

1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Planning and Change Management for Nonprofit Managers

with Alison Brock

Friday, December 20, 2019

9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Program Management and Evaluation

with Beth Alter

1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Understanding Financial Management

with Nyrekia Mayers

Friday, January 10, 2020

9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Communications and Marketing

with David Eng

Friday, January 24, 2020

9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

Navigating Your Career from Here: Developing Your Personal Leadership Plan

with Ohiro Oni-Eseleh

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Reflections, Key Learnings & Next Steps: Your Personal Action Plan

with Ohiro Oni-Eseleh 

12:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

Networking Lunch

Payment Plan and Cost

Cost: $2850

We offer a payment plan for those who wish to pay in installments. Information on the payment plan will be provided soon.

Partial scholarships are available based upon financial need: 

Successful candidates for the scholarship must be recommended, approved and supported by their organizations (employers) to attend the program and be committed to furthering their professional development in their organization/the Mid-Hudson Valley nonprofit sector. Scholarship priority will be given to candidates of color to encourage and advance diverse leadership in the Mid-Hudson Valley nonprofit sector. For additional information, contact: Mr. Oni-Eseleh, Director, Hudson Valley Center Social Work Program at 845-471-3348 ext. 8101

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This program has been approved for the following continuing education credits:

  • Social Workers
  • LMHC
  • LMFT
  • CASAC Renewal
  • Psychology
  • LCAT

Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.

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New York State Office of the Professions (NYSED) regulations require that participants must be present for the entire approved educational activity in order to receive a certificate for continuing education hours. There is no accommodation in the State regulations for late arrival, late return from lunch or breaks, or early departure. According to NYSED, in order to award social work CEs; “When you offer a multi-day or multi-part course/educational activity, the learner must complete all parts in order to earn the certificate for contact hours, in the same way that a student must complete a semester-long course to receive college credit. You may not award partial credit for a program, even a one-day program, if the learner does not complete all requirements at that time.”

Cancellation Policy

Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows.  We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issued.

Accessibility Statement

The Student Access Office ensures equal access to all of Adelphi University’s programs, services and facilities for students with documented needs. Through assistance, advocacy and reasonable accommodations, the office provides an accessible and supportive campus environment.

The Student Access Office provides cost-free assistance and services that are tailored to meet the needs of individuals based on their specific, appropriately documented needs, while preserving Adelphi’s academic integrity and high standards of academic expectations and performance

If you are a student with a documented disability and wish to request accommodation services, please submit a Petition for Reasonable Accommodations form along with the required information as detailed in the Guidelines for Documentation.

Please be aware that all decisions regarding accommodations and equal access are made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and prevailing University Policy. 

For further information, please contact the Student Access Office at 516.877.3806 or

For further information, please contact:

Diane Wunderlich
Program Coordinator, Center for Nonprofit Leadership
Social Work Building, Room 240
p – 516.877.4415
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Joanna Suppa, LCSW-R
Coordinator, Office of Professional Development and Continuing Education
Social Work Building, Room 237
p – 516.877.3216
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