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University Catalog 2021-2022 
University Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Studies, Certified Nonprofit Leadership Credential

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Certified Nonprofit Leadership Credential

Undergraduate Studies offers students a pathway to secure the nationally recognized Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential and accompanying National Certification in Nonprofit Leadership and Management while completing their Bachelor’s degree at Antioch University. Experts in nonprofit studies and nonprofit practitioners joined forces to create the CNP Program. The goal was to create a unique leadership development program designed to reduce the learning curve of nonprofit professionals, allowing them to more immediately impact their organization and communities. Through this model, students move beyond simply gaining domain knowledge to building the critical-thinking skills essential for successful leadership.

CNP: The Certified Nonprofit Professional credential is the only nationally recognized nonprofit credential preparing students for leadership in the nonprofit sector. Students who complete a leadership development program at one of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance’s (NLA) affiliated colleges or universities are awarded the credential and gain access to a network of non-profit resources. Antioch University Los Angeles is in the unique position of being the only institution in Los Angeles County affiliated with the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance offering the Certified Nonprofit Professional credential.

Students must complete the following in pursuit of earning the national credential:

  1. Demonstrate competency on ten (10) core competencies for nonprofit professionals through qualifying coursework. (Students may also use AULA “Prior Learning” or “Self-Directed Independent Study” formats as a way to demonstrate competencies.)
  2. Provide documented evidence of leadership and service
  3. Attend one of the qualifying annual conferences sponsored or sanctioned by Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (locally - Center for Nonprofit Management’s annual 501(C) conference, Los Angeles.)
  4. Complete 300-hour internship within a nonprofit organization or provide qualifying evidence of professional nonprofit sector experience to waive the requirement.

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