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Certificate Program in Senior Services Management

This certificate program has been created as a joint effort between the NJ Association of Senior Center Directors and the Rutgers School of Social Work, Institute for Families. It is intended to enhance the skills and knowledge of the professional directors, administrators and managers of Senior Services Programs, such as Senior Centers, Offices on Aging, and other agencies that provide services to the older adults. The program consists of workshops in Gerontology, Nonprofit and Public Management, and Volunteer Management.

Certificates of completion will be offered after each workshop and a final certificate will be awarded when all requirements have been met. All workshops offered in this certificate program are designed as non-clinical workshops. Participants not seeking the certificate program are welcome to take individual workshops. 

To receive the Certificate in Senior Services Management, a participant attends: 

6 Required Workshops
2 Elective Workshop
10 Days in Total

Required Workshops

Aging the Human Process 
15 CE Hours

Communicating with Older Adults 
5 CE Hours

Ethical Dilemmas in Working with Older Adults 
5 CE Hours

Strategic Management 
5 CE Hours

Program Evaluation 
5 CE Hours

Management of Budgeting and Finance 
5 CE Hours


Elective Workshops

2 electives are required. Electives may be selected from all elective workshops listed under the Gerontology Programs or the Nonprofit and Public Management Program.


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