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Applications Accepted for Nonprofit Leadership Workshop

Released: 10/17/2000

<p> Louisiana State University at Alexandria (LSUA) has joined with The Rapides Foundation and Louisiana State University at Shreveport (LSUS) to offer a series of leadership workshops titled Nonprofit Management Program 2001. All workshops will be held at the University Center at England Airpark in Alexandria. Contact the LSUA Division of Continuing Education and Technology at (318) 473-6495 to request an application. </p><p> This comprehensive six-month program features monthly one-day workshops for nonprofit managers, supervisors and board members in Rapides Parish. The six topics to be covered are financial management, board recruitment and development, advanced resource development, collaboration, strategic planning, and program development. The program will be based on a cohort model. An initial group of 20 participants will be invited to complete the core program together. </p><p> The cost for the entire six-month program is $60.00. This fee indicates personal and organizational commitment to the program. The Rapides Foundation is underwriting the cost of the program. Each workshop includes a lecture, coaching and activities to facilitate learning. Regionally and nationally recognized instructors will present standard practices and "real-world" everyday applications on each topic. Participants will receive a recommended book for each workshop. Lunch will also be provided. After successful completion of the program, participants will receive a certificate of completion. </p><p>

Only 20 participants will be selected for the initial program. Candidates will be selected in an effort to create a diverse and more effective class. The class will consist of both experienced and new non-profit leaders. Applications will be evaluated based on the candidate&acute;s and the organization&acute;s goals. If a participant applies and is not invited to participate in the initial program, they are encouraged to apply again in future years. The 2001 program is available to nonprofit leaders in Rapides Parish. However, future programs will focus on other communities in Central Louisiana. </p><p> For an application or more information, contact the Division of Continuing Education and Technology at LSUA at 473-6495. </p>