Harvard opportunity for community sector CEO

Applications for the 2019 Harvard Club of Victoria’s (HCV) Non-Profit Fellowship to the Social Enterprise Program at Harvard Business School open on November 12th.

This information session is free, but booking before COB November 9th is essential as numbers are limited.

Each year the Harvard Club sends up to three CEOS from the Victorian Community Sector to the Harvard Graduate School of Business Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management (SPNM) course. The Harvard Club of Victoria Non-Profit Fellowship includes admission to the course and A$14,000 of funding to cover the SPNM fees (tuition and case materials, accommodation, and meals), as well as travel to and from Boston plus a study tour to nonprofit organizations in North America.

The Fellowship is for CEOs in service delivery organisations in the community service sector, with particular focus on the alcohol and drug services, disability, indigenous, children youth and family services, family violence, housing and homelessness, mental health, refugee resettlement and youth affairs areas. These organisations must be based in Victoria, have DGR status, and have annual revenues over A$3 million. CEOs of industry associations (e.g. peak bodies), management support organisations, and consulting firms are not eligible.

Next year the programs will be in its 20th year and we have now sent 39 CEOs to SPNM. The information session will present the aims and background of the program, along with the key selection criteria and details of the application and interview process for 2019. The Harvard Club of Victoria will give an overview of the Fellowship and the application process while former Fellows will share their experiences and take Q&A.

The feedback from Fellows has been uniformly excellent and we are confident that the Fellowship provides an outstanding leadership development experience for nonprofit leaders. Our aim is to help them make an even bigger impact in the community service sector in future years. (See below for comments from the 2018 and 2017 Fellows)

In 2019, SPNM will take place on the HBS campus in Boston from July 14th to 20th.

The application process for the Harvard Cub of Victoria Non-Profit Fellowship opens on November 12th 2018 and will close on February 10th, 2019. A shortlist of candidates will be interviewed on March 30th, 2019 and the successful applicants will be notified shortly afterwards.

When: Wednesday November 14th, 6:15 for 6:30 with an 8:00 pm finish

Where: Leadership Victoria, Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street (at the end of Collins Street), Melbourne

Booking: Free, but essential as numbers are limited, before November 9.

For  details visit the NPF webpage  or contact Mandy Croker,