Enhancing project planning, management and leadership skills are the primary objectives of this course. In addition to becoming familiar with concepts behind project management techniques, you will learn to take an approved project concept and extend it into a set of activities that can be defined, managed, controlled and implemented in the non-profit sector. You will also learn to integrate risk management and communication plans into project management practice.
Project Management for the Non-Profit Sector
For online offerings, registration may close up to two business days before the course begins. Your course begins on the first date listed and ends six days after the last date listed. The interim dates/times are not your actual online class times.
What will I learn?
By the end of the course, you should be able to do the following:
- Use the key building blocks of successful project management, including project-based work, activity planning, schedule estimation and budgeting
- Use the accepted tools and techniques that make up the successful project manager’s toolkit
- Apply the concepts of project management in a non-profit context
How will I learn?
- You will work within scheduled start and end dates, as well as assignment timelines.
- Your study schedule will be entirely up to you. In some cases, we may ask you to meet online with your class and your instructor or a guest at a specific time, but these sessions will be recorded for future viewing if you are unable to attend.
- Expect to spend approximately 10 hours per week on reading, online discussions, course work and supplementary activities, such as viewing assigned videos.
How will I be evaluated?
This course is assessed on a competency-based scale of Pass or Fail. You will be evaluated based on a variety of methods, such as online participation, individual assignments, journals, project-based work and course papers. Assignments build upon the significant level of real-world experience that most participants bring to the course. You must successfully complete all Non-Profit Management courses to receive a full program certificate.
Textbooks and learning materials
Course fees do not include the cost of textbooks and other supplemental materials, which you may purchase from the SFU Bookstore.
Horine, Gregory M. Project Management Absolute Beginner’s Guide, Third Edition. Que Publications (2012).
English language requirements
To meet course demands, you should have an advanced level of English. If English is not your first language, we recommend you complete the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum overall band score of 6.5. If you have any questions or concerns about your English language proficiency, we encourage you to contact us.