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Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way,
Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Phone: 208-667-2588

Fax: 208-664-1272

Email: cdactr@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/cda

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Nonprofit Leadership Program

The University of Idaho Coeur d'Alene Professional Nonprofit Leadership classes are community-based educational offerings designed to support the specific leadership training needs of staff and board members of nonprofits in North Idaho and surrounding areas. Classes are interactive and relevant to local considerations.

Classes are designed to prepare nonprofit professionals and board members to lead their organizations to the highest possible level of organizational excellence. All classes are taught by instructors with recognized expertise in their field.

Spring 2019 Nonprofit Leadership Course Costs

  1. Individual evening class: $20
  2. Full day seminar May 3 in Sandpoint: $60/person or $50/person for groups of three of more

Register for classes online.

Participants have the option of registering for the Professional Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program which requires 50 hours of classroom time. Up to 10 of the 50 hours of classroom time required for certification could be satisfied with other directly relevant educational workshops, seminars and events, with the approval of the director.

Contact Director Bob Over at bob_mtnspirit@yahoo.com or 970-764-7077 for additional information.

Classes and Dates

Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 6-8:30 p.m.

University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene, Harbor Center, Room 241

This is an interactive and reflective class that will inform participants about the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ+) community. The instructor will lead the class to understand common terminology and concepts, use of respectful language and terminology, identify disparities in daily experiences, subsequent barriers to accessing community services and expose participants to the LGBTQ+ lived experience.  By relying heavily on discussion and activities, participants have the opportunity to asses common cultural biases and to develop an understanding of how ti create a more inclusive and supportive environment for LGBTQ+ people.

At the end of training all participants will:

  • Understand and distinguish the concepts and terms related to “sexual orientation” and “gender identity”
  • Explore ways to create a more inclusive and supportive environment for LGBTQ+ people
  • Have a better understanding of the LGBTQ+ lived experience
  • Explore effective ways to offer services to the LGBTQ+ community.

Instructor: Juli Stratton
Juli Stratton is the owner and operator of Stratton Consulting, adjunct faculty for the School of Social Work at Eastern Washington University and is a leadership action team member for the Pride Foundation. Juli is the primary LGBTQ+ educator and trainer in North Idaho and has presented to healthcare and mental health providers, social workers, public health professionals, social work students, criminal justice professionals and various community groups. Juli holds a Master’s degree in Counseling and Community Services from the University of Illinois.

All day seminar

Friday, May 3, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Forty-One South restaurant (located south and just west of the Long Bridge)

Continental breakfast and full lunch will be served.

Creations, Sandpoint Resource Center and Forty-One are pleased to present this special seminar in Sandpoint.

This is a full day, reality-based, interactive seminar that will focus on critical, core elements for building boards that will make a difference. We will start with assessing existing board practices and organizational maturity. The merits and substance of vision, mission, strategic master planning and bylaws will be reviewed as they relate to the development of board members who will shape the future of your organization. What follows will be strategies for finding, cultivating and hiring the most appropriate new board members. We will also examine paradoxes in the board/staff working relationship along with an emphasis on the separation of roles, responsibilities, norms and accompanying limits of authority. Job descriptions and responsibilities for the board and chief executive will be compared side by side. The importance of the board/staff relationship will be highlighted through problem-solving scenarios. To further assure a healthy, productive and fun relationship, we will identify protocols and strategies to take the board/staff relationship to a higher level of trust, need and support. The student will take away new and enhanced skills and a well proven, highly effective model for Building Boards That Will Make a Difference.

Prize-drawings will be held throughout the day.

Instructors: Bob Over and Kristine Meyer
Bob Over has successfully led and grown nonprofit organizations on community, state and national levels for 35 years. Bob founded Partners for Dynamic Solutions, a consulting group working with nonprofit organizations throughout Southwest Colorado. He also developed, directed and taught in the first Professional Non-Profit Management Certificate Program through Fort Lewis College in Durango. In 2012, Bob relocated to North Idaho where he launched the Professional Non-Profit Leadership Certificate Program through the University of Idaho Coeur d’ Alene. This unduplicated, community-based program of nonprofit classes and retreats is designed to meet the unique needs of nonprofit organizations across the region. In the past 6 years, well over 500 nonprofit professionals, board members and others have been involved in this skills-focused education. Additionally, Bob also directs and teaches advanced online classes in nonprofit leadership through the University of Idaho. Bob is a graduate of Northern and Western Illinois Universities, where he earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees.

Kristine Meyer grew up on a family farm just south of Pullman, Washington. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance and a law degree, both from Gonzaga University. She has enjoyed 15 years working at Avista and currently serves as executive director of the Avista Foundation. Kristine enjoys the many opportunities this role affords her to learn about the tremendous work of our nonprofit community. She is a past board president for the Inland NW Chapter of the American Red Cross where she has volunteered since 2007. Kristine is also currently serving on the City of Spokane parks board.

"The Nonprofit Leadership series exceeded my expectations. The quality of instruction was top notch and diverse. I particularly enjoyed the opportunity to get involved in class discussions and interactive exercises."
— Clark Richman, Trinity Group Homes Director 

"This is the most valuable class I have ever taken. I have learned things I didn’t even think I needed to know about running a nonprofit."
— Brianna Iversen, Panhandle Autism Society 


For additional information, contact Program Director Bob Over at 970-764-7077 or bob_mtnspirit@yahoo.com.

University of Idaho

Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way,
Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Phone: 208-667-2588

Fax: 208-664-1272

Email: cdactr@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/cda

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