About the CFE

 


Our unique focus will be supporting emerging and current leaders who wish to be high performance leaders in executive management, board leadership, and executive philanthropy, as well as those seeking to transition to the nonprofit sector.


The Center For Excellence: Leadership, Governance & Philanthropy at Fairleigh Dickinson University was envisioned and established to be the leading education support and training center dedicated to ensuring effective leadership in the nonprofit community. The Center is designed as a resource for emerging or ascending leaders in executive management, board leadership, and executive philanthropy. Our programs are targeted to those who aspire to be future nonprofit leaders as well as those individuals who want to increase their skill sets and individuals seeking to increase their organization's performance and results. Our instructors are proven successful leaders with particular expertise who will also serve as mentors for the students. In addition to classroom instruction, our students will participate in field visits to select high performing organizations to learn from those currently recognized for excellence in their respective fields. Also, each Certificate Program will have a limited annual enrollment to allow the students to develop supportive work groups in the classroom, field visits and case studies culminating in an annual graduation ceremony.

Our Vision
“Our Program will be a Nationally Recognized Leader in the Nonprofit Sector”
We will measure our achievement towards this vision by:
  •  The success of our alumni.
  •  The reputation of our instructors.
  •  The growth of those attending our program (certificates, conferences, workshops and webinars).
  •  The increasing support from our sponsors.
  •  Our competitive educational approach to other national leaders.
 
Our Classroom
Our presenters are proven leaders in their respective fields who also serve as mentors. In addition to classroom instruction, our students visit select high-performing organizations to learn from those currently recognized for excellence in their field. Each Certificate Program’s limited annual enrollment allows our students to develop supportive work groups in the classroom, field visits and case studies.
 
The Near Future
Recent studies have shown that over 50% of current nonprofit executive directors expect to move on from their positions in the next five to seven years. To fill this growing and critical need to create today’s high performing and tomorrow’s emerging leaders, the FDU Center for Excellence - Governance, Leadership and  Philanthropy offers Certificate Programs in the key areas of nonprofit management.

About Fairleigh Dickinson University

Devoted to the preparation of world citizens through global education, Fairleigh Dickinson is New Jersey's largest private university and features more than 100 liberal arts and professional degree programs, two international campuses, dozens of partnerships with internationally renowned institutions and special programs and status within the United Nations. For more information, please visit www.fdu.edu.


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CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

Executive Nonprofit Leadership Certificate

Executive Philanthropy & Resource Development Certificate

Certificate in Nonprofit Essentials


Testimonials


Dennis Miller- Former Executive Director, Center for Excellence

More Testimonials


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CFE Brochure 2017 [pdf]


For more information

Call: (201) 692-6500
Email: ceinfo@fdu.edu