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Nonprofit Management Careers Certificate Available at BCC
Jan 20, 2011
PITTSFIELD - Anyone interested in a career in nonprofit management still has time to register for the following noncredit courses at Berkshire Community College (BCC). Unless otherwise noted, all classes meet Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 PM on the college's main campus in Pittsfield.

"Basic Issues in Management Careers" (WKS 1151) explores the requirements for professional positions in nonprofit management and the importance of understanding leadership responsibilities and team building. Classes meet Jan. 26 through Feb. 16.

"Financial Management Skills" (WKS 1152) explores the growing demands of Federal and state regulations, and how to accommodate them. Classes meet Feb. 23 through March 16.

"Program and Marketing Skills" (WKS 1153) shows how to develop, implement and evaluate mission-oriented programs; and how to communicate with the public via various media. Classes meet March 23 through April 13.

"Staff Management and Human Resources Skills" (WKS 1154), an exploration of personnel issues, covers such topics as staff evaluation processes, hiring, probation and dismissal procedures, selection of new employees, and salary increases or decreases. Classes meet April 20 through May 11.

Taught by Gene Wenner, president of Arts & Education Consultants, the workshops may be taken individually at $80 each, or as a package for $240. Registering for the package (WKS-1150) provides access to all four courses for the price of three. Participants successfully completing the package receive a Nonprofit Management Careers certificate.

For more information, or to register, call BCC's Office of LifeLong Learning at 413-236-2122.


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