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EARN A LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATE

A true leader in the field needs broad knowledge on how to efficiently manage program operations, and a solid understanding of the role his or her program plays within the aging and nutrition sectors. To earn a Leadership Certificate you must complete 14 credits and attend an intensive workshop* which will fulfill 3 of the required credits. To demonstrate a commitment to developing full leadership potential, all participants must complete a minimum of one credit in each of seven Key Competency categories. 

*Intensive workshops are only offered at the Meals on Wheels Annual Conference and Expo

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CERTIFICATE PROGRAM BENEFITS

 

  • One-of-a-kind instruction targeted specifically to Senior Nutrition Professionals
  • The opportunity to custom-tailor course selection to meet your specific continuing education and professional development needs
  • Hands-on practical knowledge, skills and expertise
  • Opportunities to network and build supportive peer-to-peer relationships
  • Formal recognition of your commitment to education and professional development as you advance in your career

ENROLLMENT

To enroll in the Leadership Certificate Program, simply download and complete the enrollment form and
enclose a non-refundable application fee of $25 for Meals on Wheels America Members.
DOWNLOAD THE ENROLLMENT FORM

Email academy@mealsonwheelsamerica.org with any questions!

SEVEN LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATE COMPETENCY AREAS

LEADERSHIP KEY COMPETENCIES

Planning for the Future
Relationship Building
Organizational Planning
Business Acumen

OPERATIONAL KEY COMPETENCIES

Fiscal Responsibility
Food Service Knowledge
Revenue Development

EARN A SPECIALIST CERTIFICATE

After earning your Leadership Certificate, you have the option to continue your learning by earning a Specialist Certificate. This provides you with:

  • An opportunity to become a subject matter expert in a specific area of senior nutrition
  • Continuing education that furthers your growth as a professional and a leader in your field

To earn a Specialist Certificate you must complete 8 additional credits within a single track. The Certificate Program offers seven focus area tracks to choose from.

FOCUS AREA TRACKS

A track is a concentration area of study that focuses on a single aspect of working at a Senior Nutrition Program. Each course offered by the Leadership Academy is designated to a specific track of study. These tracks are:

  • Thought Leadership - Extending your mastery over the big-picture emerging and strategic issues that most impact our field.

  • Management - Learning to effectively lead or direct people and organize resources to efficiently and effectively accomplish your program’s goals and objectives. 

  • Development and Fundraising - Helping you build sustainable revenue streams for your organization.

  • Communications - Includes all strategic activities around building relationships, crafting messages, building a brand and spreading the word, internally and externally. 

  • Nutrition - Mastering a broad range of topics related to food and food service operations.

  • Volunteer Management - Managing all aspects of running a volunteer program.

  • Financial Management - Developing the skills needed to monitor your organization’s financial condition and to ensure the practice of good financial management. 

QUESTIONS?

We're happy to speak with you about the learning opportunities that will best meet your needs. Please contact us at 703-548-5558 or via email at academy@mealsonwheelsamerica.org.
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