Managing Today’s Nonprofit Teams Through Effective Risk Management

1 Unit
Online Fixed-Date

Course Description

Manage High Performance Nonprofit Teams

This course is designed to provide participants with the skills needed to manage nonprofit teams, including, executive staff, management staff, line staff and volunteers. Students will explore nonprofit leadership supervisory skills, human resource basics, legal and ethical considerations and best practices in regard to employee relations.

NOTE:  This course is being archived after the last Spring 2023 offering and being replaced by a new course.  Enroll today!

Course Details

Number of Units: 1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education to nonprofit sector employees, professionals transitioning to the nonprofit sector, current or prospective board members, or potential or veteran volunteers will benefit from this research-based program.

Required Materials: Employer's Legal Handbook, The: Manage Your Employees & Workplace Effectively by Fred S. Steingold, available at or your local bookstore.

Technical Requirements

Course Options

Course Date Units Price
MGT-X802 – 023 16 May 202312 Jun 2023 1 $299

Managing Today’s Nonprofit Teams Through Effective Risk Management

16 May 202312 Jun 2023
Online Fixed-Date
Melinda Wilkes

Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, which includes directions on how to access the Online Orientation and your online course.

What You Will Learn

  • Lead successful nonprofit teams
  • Implement employee/volunteer training and education
  • Create an Injury Illness Prevention Program (IIPP)
  • Understand management fundamentals and human resource basics
  • Develop a crisis and risk management program


Professional development courses offered by the University of San Diego’s Division of Professional & Continuing Education are taught by faculty that possess a depth and breadth of academic and real-world professional experience.

Why USD?

PCE nurtures key partnerships on the local, national and international level to better serve working professionals who seek to enhance or build their careers, as well as with their employers to help achieve their highest value and potential. Contact us today to learn more.

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Learning Method Information

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Online Fixed-Date

Online Fixed-Date: Online fixed-date courses offer a convenient, yet rigorous style of learning that enables you to collaborate with your instructor and other students in a shared, online learning environment. These courses have fixed start and finish dates, but as an online student you will have 24/7 online access to your classroom assignments, syllabus and course resources. Our online fixed-date courses allow you to work on your assignments anytime, although you are required to complete the assignments by specific dates.

How is the learning structured? In an online fixed-date course, you and your classmates will proceed through the curriculum together, collaborating in a shared learning experience. Each online fixed-date course is asynchronous, meaning that you can work on your assignments anytime, although required to complete the assignments by specific dates. The course is designed with learning modules where all of the content is grouped into weekly assignments. Each module covers one or more topics. Within each of the learning modules, you can expect the following components:

  • Module introduction that outlines what you can expect to learn in the module.
  • Required readings (textbook, articles, journals, etc.) and presentations (audio and/or video).
  • Assignments with due dates (which may include: written assignments, journal entries, research, blogs, etc.) based on the readings and presentations.
  • Discussion forum where you answer prompts from the instructor and interact with your classmates.
  • Module conclusion to review the topics and what you should have learned.
  • Typically, there is a final project, paper, or exam due in the last module that culminates all of the topics covered in each of the learning modules. You’ll find that the design of the learning modules has a rhythm to help you manage your time in the course.


The course material was great, but the flow of the assignments and discussions could have been designed more easier to follow.