NON-PROFIT FOODSERVICE AND SHELTER MANAGEMENT
Non-profit hospitality foodservice and shelter management encompasses a broad array of institutions, associations and organizations on a local, regional and national level. The leadership requirements associated with disaster relief response, national philanthropic, and local grass-roots community organizations will be examined. Non-profit organizational frameworks and governance components that are necessary to successfully lead a non-profit enterprise are explored. Topics include: leadership and logistical support/readiness, emergency relief services, international regulatory and procedural issues, volunteer workforce planning and acquisition, food sourcing and distribution, foodservice outlets and delivery mechanisms, shelter accommodations, and community alliance networking.
NON-PROFIT EVENT MANAGEMENT
Non-profit event management is evolving into a complex and dynamic discipline within the hospitality industry. This course examines the nature and structural components of event management within the non-profit sector. The course design will incorporate event conceptualization and evaluation techniques unique to the non-profit hospitality product delivery. Topics will include: market segmentation, strategic analysis for event planning, financial literacy, managerial and operational logistics, governmental and non-govermental advocacy, sponsorship development and fund raising, contract execution and contract administration.
This course explores principles and applications of social value generation in entrepreneurial contexts. Participants will learn how agile, growing ventures are launched and managed to generate value that transcends commercial and social frontiers. The course material emphasizes concepts from traditional entrepreneurship in the context of the broader social sector environment. Diverse contributions from graduate students in the College of Commerce as well as the School of Public Service ensure deep exploration of the social venture realm. The course experience is enriched by team-based consulting to several actual Chicago social entrepreneurial ventures as a practical complement to classroom activities.