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The Visionary Nonprofit Part 1: Mission, Operational Excellence and Accountability In The New Era


Credit Available - See CEs/Contact Hours tab below.

Average Rating:
   12
Category:
Administration |  Executive Function
Trainer:
Rob Levit, MA
Course Levels:
Beginning and Intermediate
Duration:
1 Hour 40 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Feb 04, 2021



Description

Nonprofits that harness their missions as a strategic tool and create strong systems of operational excellence and accountability have a competitive advantage when it comes to funding, programming and innovative initiatives. When mission acts as a “strategy screen” and operational excellence is in place, a nonprofit has margin or breathing space to focus on what’s most critical. Although rarely discussed, true operational excellence is visionary. Find out why and how your nonprofit can deepen its commitment to strong internal operations and strategic thinking and the amazing outcomes that follow. In the new era of nonprofit operations during COVID-19, nonprofit survival depends on it.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify and examine the key elements of operational effectiveness using examples from the Standards for Excellence®, Toyota and Agile.
  • Learn three operational excellence frameworks and how the apply to nonprofit organizations.
  • Identify the right metrics to measure organizational improvement and effectiveness.
  • Assess organizational mission and how to operationalize mission as a “strategy screen.”
  • Prepare a basic outline of a plan to nurture and grow operational effectiveness in the nonprofit organization.

Research:

  • The Standards for Excellence®, Maryland Nonprofits
  • Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits, Heather McLeod Grant and Leslie R. Crutchfield.
  • Lean Impact: How to Innovate for Radically Greater Social Good, Ann Mei Chang. 
  • Engine of Impact: Essentials of Strategic Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector, Kim Starkey Jonker and William F. Meehan III.
  • ​The High-Velocity Edge: How Market Leaders Leverage Operational Excellence to Beat the Competition, Steven J. Spear.

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CEs/Contact Hours


NYSED LMSW & LCSW CEs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0001. Continuing education Self-Study contact hours: 2


NYSED LMHC CEs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0008. Continuing education Self-Study contact hours: 2


NYSED LMFT CEs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0007. Continuing education Self-Study contact hours: 2


NYSED LCAT CEs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0003. Continuing education Self-Study contact hours: 2


NYSED PSY CEs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0062. Continuing education Self-Study contact hours: 2



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Trainer

Rob Levit, MA's Profile

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Rob Levit, MA, has over twenty years’ of experience as a well-known educator in Maryland low-income schools. He focuses on designing multi-sensory programs for youth that positively address the impact of poverty on brain development. Currently, he is the executive director of Creating Communities, a nonprofit organization in Maryland that focuses on mediating the effects of poverty on the brains of children and youth in low-income schools and public housing projects using art-based activities. In addition, Rob is a dynamic trainer, facilitator, and consultant who has worked extensively with educational, corporate, and nonprofit clients on strategic planning, team development, and leadership skills. He has received strong testimonials for his work from universities, public schools, and medical centers, and has been recognized with numerous awards. Rob is a Licensed Consultant from Maryland Nonprofits’ Standards for Excellence Institute®, a Certified Trainer in Workplace Conflict Resolution from the Mediation Institute at Eckerd College, and holds an Executive Leadership Certificate from Cornell University.


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Required Hardware 
- A computer (desktop/laptop) or mobile device (smartphone/tablet).

Internet Connection
- A stable Internet connection of 56K or greater is required. (However, please note that a 56K connection may degrade the quality of your experience.)

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Completion Requirements

No partial credit is given for partial attendance.

Self-Study Completion Requirements 

In order to receive a certificate of completion for this course participants must complete the following.

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- Watch the video(s) in it's entirety. 

- After the training, take and pass the quiz with a score of 80% or higher. Participants have three chances to pass the quiz. You can access the quiz by clicking on the "Evaluation and Certificate" button for this course. 

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