Due to extremely high demand, the Courses for Causes have reached maximum enrollment and registration is now closed.

If you are a healthcare worker, front line responder or have had your work negatively impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is here to help. In partnership with the California State University system, CSUN is offering the following free courses.

Available Online Classes

Both courses are offered fully online and will run from June 15, 2020 through July 15, 2020. Deadline to enroll is Friday, June 10, 2020. Space is limited!  

  • On the Edge of Chaos - Leadership in an Age of Disruption
    This course focuses on understanding the challenges of leadership, in uncertain times as we are currently going through. In this course, students will examine organizational life cycles, rates of change, the effects of globalism, organizations in transition, strategic planning, strategic/SWOT analysis, generational value systems, formal vs. informal organizational structures and culture – and understand how all the above factors affect the way leadership has to be carried out during times of disruption.
  • Budgeting for Non-Budgetary Employees in the Public Sector
    The ability of public officials to manage budgets, distribute resources and predict costs is crucial to a community's well-being. This course gives participants a solid grounding in the concepts, terminology and techniques in the art and science of public sector budgeting and financial administration. The participants of this program will use real world examples to analyze various approaches to public budgeting and revenue planning, evaluate and problem solve fiscal activities in governmental units, and gain "hands-on" budget preparation and presentation experience.

To enroll in either course or if you have questions, please contact Zach Helsper, zachary.helsper@csun.edu.