INTL Courses

The INTL certificate is composed of 5 courses designed to provide non-profit and for-profit professionals alike with important skills related to communication, cultural competency, leadership management, marketing, and financial management. Participants may take all 5 courses to earn the certificate or select only the classes the interest them. All courses are held online via WebEx, an Internet-based meeting and collaboration tool. All courses require participants to engage in activities outside of the week’s session; examples of these activities include reading articles, watching videos and contributing to online discussion boards. There will be a total of 54 hours of instruction time across all 5 courses.

There are two types of courses:

  • Collaborative courses (12 hours instruction time each). Two courses are held in collaboration with Temple University Japan and include participants from both the United States and Japan. These courses include an introduction session, 5 content sessions, and 2 student presentation sessions held across eight consecutive weeks. Each session will be 90 minutes long, and will be facilitated by hosts from the US and Japan. Guest speakers from both countries will present on a topic related to the week’s theme. Classes will be held Friday evenings from 7:30-9:00pm EST time in order to align with a Saturday morning class in Japan.
  • U.S.-based courses (10 hours instruction time each). The remaining three courses are designed for U.S.-based audiences. These courses include five two-hour sessions held on consecutive weeks. Each session will cover topics related to the course theme. Classes will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-8:00 pm

To register for the INTL certificate, click here.

Click on the individual course names below to be taken to the individual course registration page.

NEST0001 – International Collaboration on NGO and Nonprofit Management

This course meets for 8 weeks: September 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18. Time: Fridays 7:30-9:00pm

This course will provide an introduction to topics in cross-cultural communication and leadership. Students will be placed in mixed groups of students from Temple University Harrisburg or Temple University Japan and will create a presentation using information gained through sessions and meetings throughout the course. Following an introduction session, this course will include 5 modules presented by different speakers, followed by two sessions of student presentations.

Facilitators


Speakers


Facilitator Paul_KatesPaul Kates

Tamar Wallace - Facilitator

Tamar Wallace

Yoshiharu Matsui

Noriko Tada

Speaker_Myka Piatt

Myka Piatt

Yoshiharu Matsui

Yoshiharu Matsui

Speaker_John Foster

John Foster

 

NEST0002 – Marketing and Communications (US-based)

This course meets for 5 weeks: April 12,  19, 26, may 3, 10. Time: Wednesdays 6:00-8:00pm

Strategic marketing planning in the nonprofit organization helps administrators to execute the organization’s mission, drive revenue goals, and influence public perception of the organization. This course covers marketing’s role in mission and business plan, and the basics of annual and campaign-driven marketing plans.

Melissa_Gilliam_ShawMelissa Gilliam Shaw, Instructor

NEST0003 – International Collaboration on NGO and Nonprofit Management-2

This course meets for 8 weeks: January 27, February 3, 17, 24, March 3, 17, 24, 31. **NOTE: These weeks are not consecutive due to Japanese holidays. Time: Fridays 7:30-9:00pm

This course will provide an introduction to topics such as volunteer engagement, advocacy, diversity, and measuring success. Students will be placed in mixed groups of students from Temple University Harrisburg or Temple University Japan and will create a presentation using information gained through sessions and meetings throughout the course. Following an introduction session, this course will include 5 modules presented by different speakers, followed by two sessions of student presentations.

NEST0004 – Leadership and Management (US-based)

This course meets for 5 weeks: July 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23. Time: Wednesdays 6:00-8:00pm

The course will provide an overview of theories of leadership. This course emphasizes the development of leadership skills and the pragmatic application of those skills to the nonprofit workplace. The course aims to increase students’ familiarity with concepts and principles of leadership related to the nonprofit sector.

NEST0005 – Financial Management (US-based)

This course meets for 5 weeks: May 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28.  Time: Wednesdays 6:00-8:00pm

A diversified fundraising portfolio is essential to the financial health of any nonprofit organization.  Over-reliance on one funding source or fundraising technique can threaten an organization’s solvency should a major funding source become unavailable due to a downturn in the economy, a donor’s change in funding priorities or other unexpected factors. This session will provide an overview of the revenue sources that typically comprise a ‘healthy’ fundraising portfolio, techniques and strategies to solicit funds from those sources, and internal mechanisms that nonprofits use to sustain their relationships with funders over the long-term.

Muadi Dibinga photoMuadi Dibinga, Instructor

If you have any questions, please contact:

Tamar Wallace
Email: tamar.wallace@temple.edu

Phone: 717-232-6400.