Certificate in Civic Leadership and Practicum

A four-credit class through Prescott College, the Certificate in Civic Leadership Training helps participants develop the knowledge and skills to be effective community leaders. Members complete ten trainings. Up to five of these trainings may be Community Based trainings that align with current service.

The ten modules are:

  • The Third Sector
  • Capacity Building and Sustainability
  • Leadership Theory
  • Alliances and Assets
  • Outreach and Organizing                                                            
  • Workplace Dynamics
  • Nonprofit Fundraising
  • Project Management
  • Quantifying Nonprofits
  • Volunteer Management
Guest Speaker Series

Panel series where National Service and community members alike hear directly from local leaders about issues that influence poverty at a national and community level. Topics are timely and relevant and allow engagement in real conversations with field experts. The series promotes opportunities to network and get involved. Topics include:

  • Criminal Justice System
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Food Insecurity
  • Housing and Homelessness
  • Introduction to Poverty
  • Immigration and Refugee Resettlement
  • Low-Income Elders
  • Native American Communities
  • Public Health and Opioid Issues
Team Meetings 

Held monthly across regions and grants, these meetings serve as a way for our members to collaborate and connect on an ongoing basis. Each month a professional development focus area is highlighted, meant to strengthen skills National Service members often use at their sites. Topics include:

  • Difficult Conversations
  • Creating an Elevator Pitch
  • Cultivating Empathy and Understanding
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • How to Become an Effective Leader
  • Life After Service
  • Morale Curve & Stress Management
  • Networking
  • Personality & Collaboration in the Workplace
  • Professionalism and Communication
  • Self-Advocacy
  • Time Management and SMART Goals
  • Understanding your WHY