Earn the Credential You Need

OpenSP2 Executive and Certificate Programs are designed to provide you with the knowledge and documentation you need to take the next step. We offer a number of courses designed by our faculty and research centers. Each is focused on providing learners with the content and skills needed to move ideas to action.

Programs are offered in a number of formats depending on the outcomes and program design. Each is focused both on providing new knowledge and also on connecting learners together to share insights and experiences. Programs are longer than a single course, and may include admissions requirements designed to ensure that cohorts and peers are able to connect and build on prior experience.

Programs from the Ortner Center for Violence & Abuse in Relationships

Executive Program in Social Impact Strategy: Ending Violence & Abuse in Relationships
A collaboration of the University of Pennsylvania’s Ortner Center on Violence & Abuse in Relationships and Center for Social Impact Strategy (CSIS), this is the only executive program that offers strategic leadership training tailored specifically to individuals and organizations working to make the world a safer place for women and girls.

Advanced Social Work Professional Certificate

Advanced Certificate in Oncology Social Work
The Advanced Certificate in Oncology Social Work Practice is designed for current healthcare social workers to gain superior knowledge and skills for work with individuals, families, and communities impacted by cancer.

Programs from the Center for Social Impact Strategy

Executive Program for Social Impact Strategy
The comprehensive online and in-person curriculum arms students with the most cutting-edge social impact tools and frameworks to ensure that they maximize the impact of their ideas.

Executive Arts and Culture Strategy
This eight-month online and in-person Ivy League certificate is designed to advance students’ careers in arts and culture.

Programs from the Center for High Impact Philanthropy

Funder Executive Education
This program is designed for grantmakers, foundation trustees, foundation executive directors/CEO’s, and other philanthropic leaders who are eager to create more social impact with their giving.

SP2 News

Control Societies speaker series

Faculty & Research

Innovative SP2 Faculty-Founded Speaker Series Awarded Additional Year of Grant Funding

As part of an ongoing University-wide initiative to foster diversity and inclusion, the Excellence Through Diversity Fund, awarded annually by the Provost’s...

Christina Bach on Penn's campus

Faculty & Research, Alumni Stories

Oncology Social Workers: Navigating Health Care and Supporting Families

When Christina Bach tells people what she does for a living, they usually respond with, “Oh, I could never do...

Imrul Mazid

Student Life

Connecting Communities: NPL Student & AMCLI Fellow Reflects on Muslim American Nonprofit Leadership

For Imrul Mazid, a student in the Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership (NPL) program at Penn’s School of Social...

Catherine Wilsnack and Allison Werner-Lin

Faculty & Research, Alumni Stories

SP2 Alumna Earns National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Research Training Award Fellowship

For the last decade, Allison Werner-Lin, PhD, LCSW, associate professor at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2), has...

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