The Juniata Nonprofit Leadership MA program is designed to educate students, with the knowledge, skills, and values needed to be visionary leaders in local, national, and global communities.

The second decade of the 21st century presents communities with daunting challenges that require creative thinking, strong partnerships, and visionary leaders. The interconnectedness of political, economic, social and environmental systems means that problems and challenges are both local and global, and solutions require new ways of thinking.

The curriculum addresses all areas of the sector including leadership skills, working with boards and volunteers, marketing and fundraising, fiscal managements, program assessment, advocacy, and social change. The program provides a special emphasis on social innovation and problem solving skills, particularly for working collaboratively with partners across geographic and cultural boundaries.

Program goals include:

  • Engaging and strengthening the ability of local leaders to utilize interdisciplinary knowledge to work collaboratively
  • Teaching skill sets that enable leaders to be analytic and adaptive as they innovate to meet emergent challenges
  • Supporting leaders in developing a strategic impact vision and strategy with a trajectory to compel social change