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Strategic Development Program for Not-for-Profit Organisations

The Strategic Development Program for Not-for-Profit Organisations (SDP-4-NFP) focuses on how organisations can configure their business models and shape corporate strategy to address the challenges of what is a dynamic and more uncertain environment. It applies theory and industry best practice to your organisational realities.

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6 Modules 

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Overview

Designed by Winthrop Professor Tim Mazzarol and Gudrun Gilles, both recognised experts in the design, development and delivery of executive education programs, it is developed from well- researched foundation principles.

The SDP-4-NFP program was developed in response to a recognition that the management of a not-for-profit organisation is a highly challenging and demanding task environment. The unique nature of these enterprises requires a balancing of social and economic objectives.

Changes to government policy and community attitudes towards charitable activities have created a more turbulent and uncertain future of many NFP organisations.

The program responds to the changing regulatory and funding environment experienced by the NFP sector. The focus is on how NFP organisations can maintain their primary objectives whilst increasing their resilience and independence from public funding.

It's different from most other strategic management programs because it is tailored to the particular requirements of the NFP sector.

Modules are broken down and delivered in a virtual classroom setting:

  • Module 1 – Tuesday 8 October 2PM to 4.30PM (AWST)
  • Module 2 – Thursday 10 October 2PM to 4:30PM (AWST)
  • Module 3 – Tuesday 15 October 2PM to 4:30PM (AWST)
  • Module 4 – Thursday 17 October 2PM to 4:30PM (AWST)
  • Module 5 – Tuesday 22 October 2PM to 4:30PM (AWST)
  • Module 6 – Thursday 24 October 2PM to 4:30PM (AWST)

Who will benefit

This program is aimed at board members, senior managers and CEOs from NFP organisations.

Content

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of the program participants should be able to:

• Identify additional and diverse income streams for their context 
• Create a fit for purpose leadership approach 
• Evaluate impact and make strategic decisions in relation to: 
   - government policies and legal environments
   - competitive market dynamics 
   - financial sustainability 
   - community contributions to your organisation 
   - social responsibility 
   - ethical objectives

About the Facilitator

Tim Mazzarol

Winthrop Professor Tim Mazzarol of the UWA Business School is a specialist in entrepreneurship, innovation, small business management, marketing and strategy. He is a Qualified Professional Market Researcher (QMPR) with the Australian Market and Social Research Society (AMSRS), a Fellow of the AIM WA, and a Director of the Co-operative Enterprise Research Unit (CERU), Centre for Entrepreneurial Management and Innovation (CEMI), and the Commercialisation Studies Centre Ltd, a not-for-profit company. 

He has been a former director of the Association for the Blind of WA, is a former director and past President of the Small Enterprise Association of Australia and New Zealand (SEAANZ) Ltd, a not-for-profit company. Tim has over 30 years of experience in the design, development and delivery of executive programs and strategic planning workshops for large and small organisations including many not-for-profit enterprises, government agencies, universities and colleges. In recent years he has designed and launched the very successful Co-operatives and Mutuals Strategic Development Program (CMSDP).

Gudrun Gilles
Gudrun has collaborated on a number of research and evaluation projects with Professor Mazzarol over the years and operates as a management consultant in the NFP and Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) sectors. Gudrun is the principal consultant of her own business since 2001 and has attracted a wide range of projects over the years. She is an experienced leader of teams - both independent and client derived. 

Gudrun’s strengths lie in cultural intelligence, her soft skills, and tailored approaches. Her volunteer contribution to the sector has seen her as a member of several boards of management over the years. She draws from her studies and hands-on experiences in the field when facilitating executive education programs. Her sector related experience is derived from roles and projects in high-risk human services design, development and management, procurement, board of director’s education, strategic planning, senior executive education and mentoring, systems auditing and evaluating organisational and program outcomes. Her hands-on approach ensures that this program will respond to current strategic challenges faced by the sector.

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