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Interested in starting or leading a nonprofit, community organization or other socially conscious endeavor someday? Thinking about transitioning into or exploring the nonprofit sector, but not sure where to start? Seattle University is pleased to offer the first in a series of educational workshops designed to highlight organizational management and leadership development topics relevant to those interested in succeeding in a social venture.
This interactive program will provide an overview of the nonprofit sector, including traditional and nontraditional models (like public-private partnerships and social purpose corporations). Current leaders will also highlight what different paths toward leadership look like, share lessons learned from the field, and discuss how legal and professional skills and training can translate into a variety of important roles. The session will also offer concrete ways for you to add to your résumé and skills toolkit immediately as well as an opportunity to network with many leaders and practitioners from across sectors.
Speakers include School of Law Professors Judith Andrews and Ada Shen-Jaffe, SU Nonprofit Leadership Center Acting Director Maureen Emerson Feit, Sue Oliver (Director, Albers School of Business & Economics Entrepreneurship Center), Putnam Barber (Nancy Bell Evans Center on Nonprofits & Philanthropy), Peter Drury (A Child’s Right), Lee Harper (Phinney Neighborhood Association), Millicent Newhouse (Columbia Legal Services) and more. The networking reception will include representatives from a variety of nonprofit as well as career and professional development entities.
This program is appropriate for law, MPA, MNPL, and MBA students; alumni of related programs; and any practicing professionals who wish to engage in nonprofit work and would like to explore the field. This is an introductory session that kicks-off a collaborative nonprofit leadership series hosted by the School of Law’s Access to Justice Institute (ATJI), Office of Admissions, and Center for Professional Development as well as the Seattle University Institute of Public Service (IPS). Future sessions School of Law sessions will explore the nuts and bolts of starting or maintaining and organization and nonprofit board membership; IPS offerings highlight topics such as branding, social media, and program evaluation.
To register or to learn more, please visit our website. For more information, please contact Jennifer Werdell, Associate Director of ATJI, at firstname.lastname@example.org. CLE credit is not available for this introductory session.