The Human Services Leadership and Administration concentration (57 credits) focuses on preparation for various administrative positions in a range of public and private nonprofit human service organizations. This area provides knowledge and skills for people who are, or intend to be, involved in planning, organizing, monitoring, evaluating, or coordinating social service programs or agencies.
The core of any administration curriculum includes basic knowledge in the areas of budgeting, communication, organizational planning and change, public relations/marketing, leadership, supervision and personnel administration & development. The human services leadership and administration curriculum also includes basic knowledge in areas unique to nonprofits, such as organizational management, volunteer management, program management, fund-raising, legal issues and governance. This program area contains courses specifically applicable to leadership and administration in human services organizations.
- Students will develop leadership skills across Human Services sectors.
- Students will work effectively with diverse stakeholders
- Students will manage information to support quality decision-making
- Students will use best practice technology
- Students will understand dynamics of managing employees, volunteers and teams