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Leadership Development Certificate

North Park University's School of Business and Nonprofit Management and Swedish Covenant Hospital have partnered together to offer a graduate level Leadership Development certificate to support Swedish Covenant's commitment to leadership training and development. 

Swedish Covenant Hospital employees are invited to stop by the Titus Johnson Conference Room on Tuesday, September 20, 2:00–3:00 pm, for the program launch and information session. Meet academic advisors and representatives from the business school along with the hospital's leadership teams. General information will be available on next steps for classes which begin October 26.

Additional information sessions will be held on:

  • Tuesday, October 4, 3:00–4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, October 12, 4:00–5:00 pm
If you have questions contact Pamela Lee, North Park University Director of Graduate Admissions, at (773) 244-5518 or pdlee@northpark.edu.

Church Administration Course with Christianity Today

SBNM 5700 A12: Principles of Church Administration

This fall, North Park University’s School of Business and Nonprofit Management will offer an online 7-week graduate course in collaboration with Christianity Today’s Church Law & Tax team, a nonprofit media ministry that provides practical information to church leaders on important legal and tax issues. Learn more.

Elective Spotlight: SBNM 5772 with Fundraising Expert Penny Hunt in Spring Quad B

We are excited to feature one of our fundraising courses, SBNM 5772: Capital Campaigns and Major Gift Fundraising—a great elective for our nonprofit students and a requirement of the Fundraising Management Certificate. The course will be taught by Penny Hunt, a principal with the firm Marts & Lundy, a leading consulting firm serving the nonprofit sector, where she focuses on campaign fundraising, comprehensive development programs, and talent management. In her career spanning over 25 years, Professor Hunt has worked with small organizations to develop fundraising plans and led major campaigns for large organizations, including the University of Illinois at Chicago and Northwestern University. Professor Hunt is also the author of Development for Academic Leaders: A Practical Guide to Fundraising Success, published in 2012. She earned her MM from Northwestern University. SBNM 5772 will be held on Monday nights in Spring Quad B. Registration is open on webadvisor.

Aaron K. Olson Guest Lecture

North Park University’s School of Business and Nonprofit Management Presents Aaron K. Olson, Co-author of Leading with Strategic Thinking.

Join the School of Business and Nonprofit Management Wednesday, February 24th, 6:30 pm in Johnson Center 314 where Aaron K. Olson will be speaking on Leading with Strategic Thinking. In the book he and co-author B.K. Simerson reveal what effective leaders do differently. Eschewing the one-size-fits-all leadership model, this helpful guide outlines four general leadership types and demonstrates how each type achieves success—whether through personal vision, structured process, collaboration, or by empowering others.

SBNM International Experience 2016: Costa Rica

The destination for the 2016 SBNM International Experience is Costa Rica, a leader in corporate ecology and a growing part of the Central and South American economies. During the trip, students will examine the opportunities and challenges of doing business in Costa Rica, and evaluate how Costa Rica’s focus on ecology impacts the country’s politics, economic policies, and social fabric. Further, they will explore Costa Rica’s history and culture and how they shape—and are shaped by—the country’s business, economic, and political environments.

Master of Organizational Leadership Degree to Launch in Fall 2015

Drawing on North Park University’s long history of preparing its students to become effective leaders in their careers and communities, the School of Business and Nonprofit Management is rising to meet that need with a new master of organizational leadership, launching in Fall 2015. Designed for senior executives and entry-level employees alike, the program combines leadership theory, ethics, and the advanced skills necessary to prepare students to become effective leaders in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Read More

Thanking Our Educational Partners

Each term SBNM students are assigned project/papers that involve the organizations (business and nonprofit) where they work or volunteer. Individuals from those organizations who answers questions, provide written materials or other assistance are truly our educational partners.

If you are a graduate student who may have worked with various individuals (educational partners) in order to obtain information for various projects and papers, we would like to thank them. If you would like SBNM to do so, please fill out our Educational Partnership Letter and return the letter to SBNM.

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SBNM Graduate Information Sessions

For prospective students who reside in the Chicago area, information sessions are an excellent way to explore the campus and meet face-to-face with faculty and staff. Information sessions are held at each of our campus locations, including Chicago and Grayslake. An information session typically lasts 60-90 minutes and is an excellent way to:

  • Learn about North Park degree and certificate programs, including information about admissions and financial aid
  • Have the opportunity to meet faculty to discuss your career and how it can be supported through our programs
  • Tour the campus and have an opportunity to ask as many questions as you wish

Get all the information you need to get started at one of our upcoming information sessions. You still have time to apply and begin coursework this year.

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