Indiana University Northwest

Course Description

 Dr. Atta Ceesay

Atta Cessay, Ph.D.
School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Office: Dunes Med/Prof Bld
Rm 2131
Phone: 219-980-6541

Online Course Offered:
Spring Semester

SPEA V522 Human Resources Management in Nonprofits

Course Description  

This course is designed to acquaint the student with human resources management (HRM) in the nonprofit sectors. The goal of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the various HRM activities such as recruitment, testing, selection, performance management, labor relations, volunteer management, compensation, and training, so that they can become more effective managers. The topics in this course will be discussed from their technical and value-oriented perspectives. Practical exercises will be used to stimulate personnel/HRM tasks.

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Course Goals and Objectives  

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, a student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts, processes, procedures, techniques, etc., associated with nonprofit human-resources management.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the major challenges and issues that human resources managers are faced with.
  • Identify and evaluate human resources problems and issues undercutting or undermining nonprofit organizational effectiveness.

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Course Activities  

Course Activities: During the semester students are required to:

  1. Read the materials assigned prior to class meetings or prior to completing online assignments;
  2. Read all the forums and reply to the classroom question and to comment on at least one classmate’s posting at a minimum;
  3. Complete 2 case study memos on specific case studies assigned;
  4. Complete an online midterm exam;
  5. Successfully complete a group research project.

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Course Syllabus  


SPEA V522: Human Resources Management in Nonprofits

Online Course Syllabus

Time: Online

Place: Online

Instructor: Atta A Ceesay, Ph.D.

Office: Dunes Medical Professional Building, Room 2131

Phone: (219) 980-6541