NPD - NonProfit Directors Programme

Course Description This seven-module programme is developed in collaboration with the Social Service Institute, National Council of Social Service, and supported by the Charity Council, and the Centre for NonProfit Leadership.

The programme is designed around the learning needs of board members of the NPOs. The faculty consisting of practitioners and leaders in NPOs will share their insights and knowledge of the sector with case studies to showcase the real-life struggles of boards.

The seven modules are conducted over seven months. Each module is hosted at a different venue in collaboration with an NPO partner to provide participants with an in-depth understanding of ground realities relevant to the module and described in the case studies.
Course Objectives
  1. Examine the nonprofit landscape in Singapore, the implications for nonprofit governance and how it differs from those for commercial organisations.
  2. Differentiate the roles between board and management as well as board members as governors and volunteers, and analyse the practices best suited for the board.
  3. Analyse areas of strengths and gaps associated with board roles and responsibilities, and develop appropriate actions to facilitate greater organisational alignment and set board priorities for the NPO.
  4. Compare strategic options to make informed decisions that are aligned with the mission of the NPO.
Course Outline The seven modules of NPD are :
NPD 1: The Nonprofit Environment.
NPD 2: Board & Management Relationship.
NPD 3: Board Dynamics & Evaluation.
NPD 4: Strategic Decision Making.
NPD 5: Fundraising & Outreach.
NPD 6: Financial Management & Accountability.
NPD 7: Social Trends.
Level Essentials.
Target Audience
Board and council members of nonprofit organisations (NPOs).
Course Duration 7-module programme (due to limited seats, priority will be given to those who sign up for all modules).
4 hours per module.
Delivery Presentation, discussion and case study-based learning.
Cost
$650 per module (excl. GST); $695.50 (incl. GST).

VWOs-Charities Capability Fund (VCF) funding is available for course participants from eligible Social Service Organisations.
CPD Hours 4 hours per module (28 hours in total for 7 modules).

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