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Nonprofit Management Certificate

This program allows open enrollment in some classes so you can choose just the classes you need.

The Nonprofit Management Certificate is designed for nonprofit managers, volunteers and board members; professionals who seek careers in the nonprofit sector; individuals in private or government industries who wish to explore careers in the nonprofit sector; consultants who work with or want to expand their knowledge of the nonprofit sector.  This program allows open enrollment in individual courses.

Laurie Miller, Executive Director of the Sumner Downtown Association talks about her experience as a student in the program. “People can often become complacent in the nonprofit industry, and that’s why it’s so important to always try to develop skills with continuing education,” Miller said.  Read more...

Lean Six Sigma
Green Belt

Everett - Tue/Thur, 4/8 - 5/8/2014, 6-10:00 pm
Olympia - Mon/Wed, 4/14 – 05/14/14, 5-9:00 pm
Tacoma - Tues/Thurs, 04/15 - 05/13/2014, 5-9:30 pm
SeaTac - Tues/Thurs, 5/13 - 6/12/2014, 5-9:00 pm

Lean Six Sigma is a business and data-driven, disciplined approach to reducing waste and minimizing defects in any type of process (be it manufacturing or services).  Lean Six Sigma focuses on reduction of waste, increased profitability, and customer satisfaction. 2014 class dates have been posted for all sites except Olympia/Lacey.   “As a Boeing program manager I utilize tools from the LSS program frequently when interfacing with hourly employees, salary employees, managers, mid-level managers and executives. I bring practical experience and interaction to class when teaching. I firmly believe in what I teach and sincerely care about the professional success of my students,” LSS instructor Nathan Navarro said. Read more...  Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt are now APPROVED FOR VA BENEFITS and WORKSOURCE funding. Download Winter/Spring Schedule (PDF).

Save The Date
! June 19th @ 6pm

Certificate Students Graduation

Every year, the University of Washington Tacoma KeyBank Professional Development Center invites it's graduates to celebrate their accomplishment.  This year our 2013-2014 certificate program students graduation will take place Thursday, June 19, 2014 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Tacoma Room (Garrison Woodruff & Pratt building, room 320)  located on the University of Washington Tacoma campus, 1900 Commerce Street, Tacoma, WA 98402.

There will be a reception following the graduation ceremony. For more information or to R.S.V.P email us at or call us (253) 692-4618.

Congratulations to our 2013-2014 Certificate Program Graduates!

Money imageIs there funding for professional development classes?

Some courses may be funded for qualified applicants through WorkSource or VA funding sources.  We will no longer accept payment by Promissory Note for classes starting after January 1, 2014. Sallie Mae provides student loans for certificate programs. You may also be eligible for private and alternative loans. More about Private and Alternative Loans...