Collaborative Trainings

Collaborative Training

Throughout the year, DCNP partners with other organizations to offer additional training opportunities to members. Check back regularly to our calendar to learn of upcoming collaborative trainings.

We have ongoing training partnerships with Kishwaukee College and multiple departments at Northern Illinois University (NIU).

Civic Leadership Academy


The Center for Governmental Studies at NIU offers the Civic Leadership Academy each year. By accessing the Civic Leadership Academy website you can see their upcoming offerings, many of which are tailored to nonprofit staff, boards, and volunteers.

DCNP-members receive a significant discount for specific workshops within the Nonprofit Specialization Track.

Kishwaukee College


Kishwaukee College offers leadership training to develop management and leadership skills among professionals from all sectors. DCNP members benefit from a 20% discount on trainings like this offered by Kishwaukee College.

NGOLD Breakfast Series


Each month during the academic year (September – May) the Center for NGO Leadership and Development at NIU offers a Breakfast Series for those working with nonprofit organizations. Presenters are often NIU faculty or staff and topics range from crisis communications to ethical leadership. Refreshments are provided and the small group size allows for great discussion and networking.