2019 Professional Development Summer Institute in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership

Supporting nonprofit professionals who want to learn more, do better, contribute greatly

Leadership of Associations and Nonprofits – with Richard Paton
Summer 2019 PANL 5772 S
May 13th to May 17th, Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm
Carleton University

Please view the 2019 course syllabus draft here.
See more information here

Please register here: 

(Please note that the above link is for Professional Development students only.  Carleton graduate students must register through Carleton Central).

2019 Tuition cost: $1450 + HST (Total: $1638.50). Not including text book costs.

If you want to learn how to learn how to manage associations and nonprofits, and prepare yourself for senior leadership roles in these organizations, this course is for you.

 This course is a unique practical management course that will help participants to better understand the leadership challenges and strategies required of the executives of associations and non profit organizations.

 Participants will review the challenges faced by these executives, and work through examples of the issues and choices that they face in leading their organizations. The course will draw upon the experiences of the course participants as well as the experience of the instructor, Richard Paton, who has worked for 19 years as the president of an association – doing so with references to cases developed by the instructor, and his text book, Leading Business Associations: Making Successful Transitions.

Richard Paton – author of The Politics of Management: Thinking Like a Manager and Leading Business Associations: Making Successful Transitions as well as What Makes an Effective Association– has lectured for more than 25 years at the School, bringing to the classroom his extensive executive experience both in the federal government, and since 1996 as the President of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada, one of Canada’s leading industry associations. Richard is now an Adjunct Professor with the MPPA program and is continuing his research and publications on leading associations and nonprofits. The background of the professor and information on publications and courses is also available at rpatonconsulting.com

Delivery Format:

Please note this course is offered over five days in an executive style format (8:30am to 4:30pm).  It will be comprised of Carleton University graduate students (for credit) and Professional Development participants (noncredit).  The class diversity creates a synergy for rich exchanges, different perspectives and knowledge sharing.

Lectures, group discussions, guest speakers, case teachings and readings will provide a balance of theoretical and practical learning. Participants will have the opportunity to network, share their own experiences and perspectives. Expectations, however, that participants are expected to do the readings in advance and participate fully in class discussions, bringing both their understanding of the readings and their experience.

Professional Development refers to a noncredit status (i.e. no papers, exams, assignments are required nor will a grade be assigned). Professional Development participants will receive a proof of completion at the end of the course.

We are limiting class participation to 7 professional development participants (noncredit) and 20 Carleton University graduate students (for credit).

Please view our cancellation policy here.

For further information of inquiries please contact:

Anna Riethman
Graduate Administrator and Community Coordinator
Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership
School of Public Policy and Administration
613.520.2600 ext. 1985