The Harvard Club of Australia, in partnership with the Australian Scholarships Foundation (ASF), is pleased to once again support not-for-profit leaders with an opportunity to study at Harvard Business School in the United States.
In recognition of the strong social and economic significance of the non-profit sector to the Australian community, the Harvard Club of Australia is offering two Fellowships to attend the highly regarded six-day course ‘Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management’ (SPNM) in July 2019 at the Harvard Business School.
About the Course:
Today’s NFP organisations are faced with shifting demands for services, mounting financial pressures, and diverse operational challenges. To fulfil their missions, nonprofit leaders must step up their game and create organizations that can thrive in the midst of change. Exploring crucial concepts and skills for nonprofit leadership in uncertain times, this program will prepare you to strengthen fiscal management and accountability while leading the evolution needed to create an effective, high-performing organization.
The Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management program delivers the strategic perspectives, leadership skills, and practical tools you need to drive change across the organisation. You will leave fully prepared to take decisive action and create a more responsive, successful, and sustainable not-for-profit organisation.
What You Will Learn:
Through a rich learning experience that includes faculty presentations, case studies on not-for-profit organisations, group exercises, and structured and informal group discussions, you will explore how today’s not-for-profit leaders are tackling a broad range of challenges. As you enhance core skills crucial to managing not-for-profit organisations, you will prepare to implement new strategies and drive change across your organisation.
Who Should Attend?
Nonprofit executive directors and chief executive officers who are responsible for shaping the direction, mission, policies, and major programs of their organisations – and who have been in their current role for at least one year by the program start date. Participating organisations must be public-serving nonprofits, fully operational, and out of the start-up phase; they typically have operating budgets in excess of A$1 million. Eligibility requirements are detailed below.
Recipients of the 2019 Non-Profit Fellowships will attend the Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management course in July 2019 over 6 days.
Course location: Harvard Business School campus, Boston, United States
Course dates: Sunday 14 – Saturday 20 July, 2019
|Applications open||Tuesday 20 November 2018|
|Applications close||Monday 4 February 2019|
|Shortlist interviews||From Friday 29 March 2019|
|Fellowships awarded||Wednesday 3 April 2019|
|Nonprofit Fellowship Awards announcement luncheon / Fellowship Address||Early/mid May 2019 (Sydney)|
|Course dates||Sunday 14 – Saturday 20 July 2019 (6 days)|
There are two Nonprofit Fellowships available for 2019.
The award of A$12,500 each covers the course fees, accommodation, meals and travel to/from Boston. HCA also encourage Fellows to visit kindred organisations while in North America.
Applicants for the 2019 Fellowships must:
The applicant must lead a not-for-profit organisation that:
Selection of Fellows will be based on the same basis as Harvard uses to select course participants. Particular emphasis will be placed on:
ASF is proud to support the Harvard Club of Australia by facilitating and managing the application process on its behalf. To apply for a Harvard Club of Australia Nonprofit Fellowship, please complete the online application process via the Australian Scholarships Foundation application portal. Follow these five simple steps:
*Includes an endorsement letter written and signed by the chair of your organisation. You will be guided on what to include in the application process.
If you need assistance with the application process, please contact Australian Scholarships Foundation before the application deadline. Late applications will not be accepted.
The Harvard Club of Australia will be managing the assessment, interview and selection process for this scholarship. If you have any questions about this process or about the Fellowship itself, please contact HCA directly.
Applications close: 4 February, 2019.
Click HERE to apply.