ERLCP–the Emerging Risk Leaders Certificate Program–is an intensive, interactive learning experience designed for nonprofit professionals who want to hone their risk skills and understanding. Curiosity and and an open mindset are required, but we do not require that you have any prior risk management training or experience.

About the Program

Small cohorts convene together for three 3-hour virtual workshops to develop essential risk management skills. Learning objectives for this program include:

  • Increasing confidence regarding risk management 
  • Learning how to use different risk identification and unpacking techniques 
  • Meeting and networking with other nonprofit leaders with interest and responsibility in risk management 
  • Completing a risk-themed project to support and evolve risk management at your nonprofit 

The cost to participate is $395 (non-members) and $158 (leaders from current Affiliate Members of NRMC).

Third Cohort – Fall 2023

The third Cohort for ERLCP will convene in October and November 2023. The dates of the program are October 31, November 14, and December 5. All sessions are 1-4 pm Eastern. Apply today! 

Download a flyer on the program to share with decision-makers at your nonprofit or as a backup for your registration.

Ready to apply? Click on the graphic below the FAQs to begin your application.

Program FAQs

Q. How is this program different from the Risk Leadership Certificate Program (RLCP)? 

A. The program is different in three key ways. First, the Emerging Risk Leaders Certificate Program, or ERLCP, is ideal for any nonprofit staff member who wants to deepen their skills and knowledge in risk management. NRMC’s RLCP is designed for senior risk leaders with demonstrated experience and risk responsibility. Second, the Emerging Risk Leaders Certificate Program is entirely virtual, while RLCP is an immersive, in-person experience hosted at NRMC headquarters in Leesburg, VA. Third, the program requires 9 hours of participation in virtual workshops with homework in-between sessions. RLCP consists of 40 hours of in-person instruction and learning in addition to homework assignments and required reading.


Second Cohort – Spring 2023

The second Cohort for ERLCP met during March and April 2023.

First Cohort – Fall 2022

The first Cohort for ERLCP met in September and October 2022.