Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for this program?

How long does it take to complete the program?

What is the schedule in 2014?

Where are classes held?

How many people do you accept?

When is the application deadline?

What is the cost?

Are scholarships available?

Who should write my Nomination Letter?

What kind of credit do I receive for this program?

Do you provide housing for Fellows who are coming from out of town?

Who is eligible for this program?

Applicants must hold a senior management position, such as Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer, Deputy Director, or Vice President. In some cases, directors of divisions or directors of development are accepted, based on their roles as senior managers in their organizations.  

Fellows are drawn from many different sectors in the nonprofit and philanthropic communities, such as health, education, human services, housing, economic development, public law, and the environment.

Consultants are not eligible to apply to this program.

Please contact Margie DuBrow, Director of the NELI Institute, if you have any
questions regarding your eligibility for this program.

How long does it take to complete the program?

The Executive Certificate Program is a 10-day program, held over six months.
There are five training sessions. 

What is the schedule in 2014?

The training dates are noted below: Each training seminar runs from 
9 AM - 5 PM.

January 24th and 25th, 2014
(Snow Dates: January 31st and February 1st)

February 21st and 22nd, 2014
(Snow Dates: February 28th and March 1st)

March 28th and 29th, 2014
(Snow Dates: April 11th and 12th)

May 2nd and 3rd, 2014

June 6th and 7th, 2014

Where are classes held?

All classes are held at Bryn Mawr College's Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, 300 Airdale Road, Bryn Mawr, Pa 19101

How many people do you accept?

We accept 25 Fellows in each cohort.

When is the application deadline?

The application deadline is December 6th, 2013

What is the cost?

The tuition for this program is $5,750.

Are scholarships available?

Limited scholarships are available to candidates with the greatest need who are employees of nonprofit organizations based in the following five counties: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia. 

Who should write my Nomination Letter?

You are required to submit a Nomination Letter from your current employer, or a recent employer if you recently changed jobs. If you would like to submit a second Nomination Letter from an additional boss or a colleague, you may elect to do so.

What kind of credit do I receive for this program?

Students receive continuting education credits for the Executive Leadership Program.

Do you provide housing for Fellows who are coming from out of town?

We are not able to offer housing. We will help you identify accomodations that are convenient to campus.