Mendoza College offers 10-day program to develop executives in Catholic organizations

Author: Carol Elliott

Mendoza College of Business

The University of Notre Dame Nonprofit Professional Development program, located at the Mendoza College of Business, is offering a 10-day leadership program for executives in Catholic organizations. Held July 8-18 in the Giovanini Commons in the College’s lower level, the Catholic Leadership Certificate Program offers a range of topics vital for organizational development within the context of furthering the Catholic mission.

“The leaders attending this program face some very unique challenges,” said Marc Hardy, director of Nonprofit Executive Programs. “As with any business, they’re responsible for creating a strategy of growth, often amidst limited resources and exponentially increasing demands for services. At the same time, they want to be effective not just in the business sense, but in serving the Church. We supply them with a toolkit of knowledge and skills that help them to meet this twofold challenge.”

Hardy noted that 2013 marks the fifth year the Catholic Leadership Certificate has been offered as part of the commitment of the Mendoza College and the Nonprofit Executive Program to advancing the work of Catholic organizations. The tuition of $495 for the 10-day session, which includes most meals, is steeply discounted to allow nonprofit executives to attend. Registration deadline is July 1 (Monday).

The program includes sessions in:

  • Employment law
  • Implementing mission in practical ways in everyday operations
  • Measuring effectiveness and impact
  • Budgeting and finance
  • Nonprofit board governance

The instructors include faculty members from the Mendoza College and others from the University, as well as nonprofit executives and consultants. Sister Melanie DiPietro, director of Seton Hall University Law School Center for Religiously Affiliated Corporations, will present a special session on canon and civil law.

Contact: Marc Hardy, 574-631-1087,