Hutchinson Earns Duke Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership

Dr. Brent Hutchinson Earns the Duke University Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership

Hutchinson is pictured here with Matthew Nash, Managing Director for Social Entrepreneurship at Duke University

Dr. Brent Hutchinson, executive director of Hindman Settlement School, recently received the Duke Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership.  Twenty-six students were accepted to participate in this highly competitive program.  The 2017 class consisted of students from across the United States and around the world (Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and El Salvador). The program offers high-impact training for nonprofit professionals whose leadership transforms organizations, communities, and lives.  Nonprofits provide vital services that markedly contribute to the well-being of all communities. The Duke Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Program is offered annually.

Hutchinson said, “Emerging leadership opportunities in the nonprofit sector have a major impact on communities like Hindman and regions like Appalachia. This program provided incredible insight into how Hindman Settlement School affects lives today and how we can do even more in the future.”

“As the nonprofit profession continues to evolve and nonprofit professionals take on broader and more strategic responsibilities, nonprofit leaders seek to develop their leadership skills. In today’s environment, high impact nonprofits need people who lead by accepting change and creating innovative solutions,” says Nancy Love, Director, Duke Nonprofit Management Program.

Hindman Settlement School was founded in 1902 by May Stone and Katherine Pettit and remains committed to honoring the past, improving the present, and planning for the future of central Appalachia.