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program leader certificate

Lead and manage powerful programs for your nonprofit.

The Program Leader Certificate is designed for those leading and managing program departments for nonprofit organizations. The purpose is to help program managers gain a better understanding of their communication styles as well as the styles of those they manage, learn effective management and leadership skills, and how to guide data-driven, strategic program initiatives.

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course outline

Day 1: Communication Styles

  • Identify four DiSC communication styles
  • Recognize and understand the dynamics of one’s own style and those of team members
  • Implement best practices in adapting one’s style to be a more effective leader

Day 2: Performance Management and Evaluation

  • Hiring and retaining the right talent
  • Understanding team dynamics
  • Management vs. Leadership

Day 3: Program Efficacy and Accountability

  • Program Logic Models
  • Data collection methods
  • Implementing programmatic changes for better outcomes
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CNM Dallas
Energy Square One
4925 Greenville Avenue, Suite 106
Dallas, TX 75206

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9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

One hour lunch on your own.

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Early Bird Members: $400
Members: $600
Non-Members: $750 

Early bird member rate ends October 25, 2023.

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Session Dates – Dallas

1.  November 1, 2023
2. November 8, 2023
3. November 15, 2023

Please note: You must attend all three sessions to obtain your certificate.

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Meet your instructors

Kerry Reis

Kerry has more than 25 years of experience in the design and delivery of coaching, sales, and leadership training programs. She has worked with all levels of employees, from trainees to CEOs, in a variety of organizations and corporate industries. Her instructional approach is geared toward real-work applications. Kerry holds a B.A. in Business from Michigan State University and a Graduate Certificate from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. 

Sedrick Evans, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Sedrick is a Human Resources Executive and Owner of Balanced HR Solutions, a Human Resource Consulting Services Company. He has more than 20 years of experience transforming HR organizations, programs, and practices to support successful business outcomes. His areas of expertise include change and performance management, team effectiveness, total rewards, leadership development, and team building. Sedrick is a member of and holds accreditations with the Society of Human Resource Management and HR Certificate Institute. He is a graduate of Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. 

J. Guillermo Villalobos, Ph.D

Dr. Guillermo Villalobos has over eight years of experience leading research projects at the University level, and over three years of experience in research and evaluation work with nonprofit organizations. He is experienced in study design, quantitative and qualitative research methods, tool development, data collection and management, report writing, and presenting results to experts and the general public. Guillermo has also published in peer-reviewed and other professional journals, and has presented his research at professional conferences. Guillermo holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of California, Riverside, a Master of Arts in General-Experimental Psychology from California State University, San Bernardino, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Interdisciplinary Social Psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno.