Sector Specific
Nonprofit Management for Senior Executives
5 weeks
Start Date
July 15

The Certificate in Nonprofit Management for Senior Executives (aged 18 -35) is designed to strengthen the leadership, governance, and management capacity of experienced young executives working in or with nonprofit organisations. The program equips participants to deal with strategic and high-level challenges and opportunities in their organisations and community.

It is designed as a highly practical and experiential executive leadership course to refine the skillsets of nonprofit leaders. The certificate program also gives participants the opportunity to create a network of local, national, and international nonprofit executives committed to working across organisations, communities, and sectors to address public needs.

This programme is supported by the Ford Foundation

Participants must have at least 5 years of working experience and be between 18 – 35 years old


Programme Modules will include:

  • Corporate governance and board effectiveness
  • Strategic fundraising and grant management
  • Human capital and performance management
  • Responsible leadership and ethics
  • Succession planning
  • Partnerships, Collaboration, and Stakeholder Engagement

Key Learning Outcomes

Through the Certificate in Nonprofit Management for Senior Executive  participants will

  • Develop effective 21st Century Nonprofit Leadership skills and craft strategic goals to improve leadership practices.
  • Refine their board governance, strategy and talent management capacity
  • Learn strategic practices for leading and managing change in their organisations and society
  • Develop leadership tools necessary to influence policy decisions, encourage collaboration, and build coalitions
  • Leverage techniques for fundraising, grant management, and stakeholder engagement
  • Explore strategies for building and sustaining partnerships

Target Audience

This programme is open to young experienced executives (Ages 18 – 35) who work in the Nonprofit Sector and/or run a Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs). To be admitted applicants should have at least 5 years of working experience.

Lead Faculty

Prof Chris Ogbechie – Strategic Management

Dr. Ijeoma Nwagwu – Strategy and Sustainability

Dr. Franklin Ngwu – Strategy, Corporate Governance, and Risk Management

A very rich and rewarding experience comparable to the best practices. A rich program both in theory and in case studies. Very high level faculty with relevant industry experience.”

Upcoming Sessions

Contact Us
  • We invite you to apply for the program by filling the application form above and submitting the following documents requested or before June 30, 2021. Please send the following documents to NPLM Admin (

    1. Curriculum Vitae
    2. Proof of nonprofit registration (CAC Certificate)
    3. Valid means of identification
    Please let us know if you require clarification on any part of the application by sending an email to NPLM Admin ( or Vincent Eke (  +234 708 629 5691 ).
  • The Programme Team will get in touch with you as soon as your application is received.

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