Human Services Course Descriptions
Discuss the essential components of annual giving programs. Learn to prepare an effective direct mail package, organize special events and handle other fundraising tools.
Examine the characteristics of non-profit organizations; roles and responsibilities of the chief executive officer and the board of directors; management styles appropriate to voluntary organizations; the relevance of the organization's mission in a changing environment; and techniques and processes for productive meetings.
Explore the four essential segments of a successful fundraising campaign: direct marketing, special event planning, institutional approaches, and individual personal approaches to fundraising. Discuss how to match organizational needs with fundraising activity.
Gain a basic understanding of addictions including prevalence, diagnoses, assessment and treatment. Current issues and trends in the field will be explored.
Learn about co-occurring addiction and mental health issues. Enables you to define a concurrent disorder, understand the importance of addressing concurrent disorder issues, and examine your attitudes and values while developing a knowledge of treatment options and understanding the importance of the therapeutic relationship.
Learn about mental health disorders including prevalence, assessment and treatment options. Explore recent trends in mental health service delivery.
Recognize and apply leadership competencies and develop a vision and values-based management approach for not-for-profit organizations. Understand the importance of strategic alliances and partnerships and effective communication as tools for effective management.
Learn about capital campaigns, donor stewardship, recognition and the importance of major gift and planned giving solicitations. It is recommended that you complete Annual Giving (HMNSSSFR2) prior to taking this course.
An introductory workshop for students entering the Not-for-Profit Leadership Development Certificate Program which includes an overview of the entire program. Explores the principles and framework for the operation of a not-for-profit organization. Learn the importance and application of mission, vision and values in the not-for-profit sector. It is strongly recommended that this workshop be completed before starting other courses in the program.
PLANSSNPK Operational Planning for Not-for-Profit
Learn to implement and manage an annual operating plan for not-for-profit organizations. Discover how to set priorities, develop a clear direction for action, assign responsibilities, set out costs and indicate how revenue will be generated to fund annual programs. Learn how to use your plan as a resource for board, staff and volunteers and how to track and evaluate your progress. It is recommended that you complete MGMTSSNP3 Strategies and Long Range Planning prior to taking this course.
Focus on the practical aspects of human resource management as they apply to not-for-profit organizations and gain useful tools for day to day employment practices. Consider recruitment, interviewing and selection, terminations, performance feedback and evaluation, progressive discipline, attendance, management and employment related legislation in non-profit organizations.
This practical public relations course will assist the student in learning the essential components of dealing professionally and positively with the community on behalf of an organization or event. Learn how to develop a PR plan, analyze public relations audiences, and develop a successful relationship with the media. Discover tricks that will get your message out and entice the media to pick up your story and provide coverage of the event or fundraising campaign.
Investigate sources of funding for not-for-profit organizations including: grants, foundations, corporate partnerships, government programs and fundraising. Students will learn how to develop a resource development plan identifying capacity, vision and ethics in order to assess potential resources available to the organizations.
This course will explore the various models for strategic planning. Based on outcome, evaluation and accountability, students will learn how to select the appropriate model for your organization. Students will learn how to conduct an environmental analysis in order to strategically plan and manage the organization.
Learn to use therapeutic recreation assessment tools to determine an individual’s strengths, needs and interests. Discover how to establish the priorities and direction of a therapeutic recreation intervention plan and needs-based program. Learn to trial a variety of commercial assessment tools and design your own comprehensive assessment.
Gain an understanding of the philosophical and theoretical foundations of therapeutic recreation, including concepts and models of service delivery. Explore definitions and goals of therapeutic recreation service, client groups served and the process of service delivery.
Understand and apply the methods used in systematic program design and development in accordance with professional standards in Ontario. Design, implement and evaluate your own needs-based program.
Benefit from the opportunity to integrate theoretical concepts into a practical environment, with a focus on lifelong personal and professional growth and development. Develop and demonstrate skills, awareness and professional attitudes appropriate for the workplace.
Implement outcome oriented research methods to collect quantitative and/or qualitative data. Learn how to analyze research results and incorporate relevant data into applicable changes within therapeutic recreation service delivery.
Examine the fundamentals of volunteer management, including philosophy, recruitment, orientation, training & recognition.
Further enhance your management skills with emphasis on leadership, legal issues, team building, communications plans, quality assurance and resource development.
Prerequisite: Volunteer Management 1 (MGMTSSP24)
Learn to integrate data collection, problem solving, research methodology, data analysis and effective decision making to respond to volunteer management issues.
Prerequisite: Volunteer Management 2 (MGMTSSP43)