The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California is partnering with Arizona State University, Lodestar Center to provide Best Skills – Best Churches, an innovative program designed to help you grow and strengthen your church.
The next class will be held Fall 2025-Spring 2026. If you are interested in receiving more information and updates about the next program year, please click the button below to let us know.
This exciting program is designed to meet the professional needs of leaders of nonprofit and public organizations. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will receive a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation.
This is a six month program with classes held one weekend a month on Friday night (6:00pm – 9:00pm) and Saturday morning (9:00am – 12:00pm.). There are 6 courses that will consist of 2 classes per course (Fri & Sat).
In order to graduate and obtain your certificate, you must attend all 12 classes. ASU will allow you to miss up to 2 classes, however in order to receive your certificate, you will have to re-take the missed classes the following year (at no additional cost). If you do not make-up the missed classes the following year, you will have to re-take the entire course at full cost if you would like to receive the certificate.
Cost to Attend:
$400 for attendees from within the Diocese of Northern California
$500 for attendees from outside of the Diocese of Northern California
Registration Deadline for Fall 2023 – Spring 2024:
Friday, October 6, 2023
Refund requests received by 10/01/2023 will receive a 100% refund. Requests received by 10/16/2023 will receive a 50% refund. No refunds after 10/16/2023.