Nonprofit organizations require strong, innovative leadership, especially during uncertain times. Governing for Nonprofit Excellence (GNE), an HBS Social Enterprise Initiative program, is designed to maximize the contributions of individual nonprofit board members. Participants are challenged to examine their role and the role of their boards in improving organizational effectiveness.
By examining issues of critical concern to board leaders, this leadership development program prepares participants for strategic planning and organizational transformation. Board members gain the skills needed to maintain mission clarity, forge effective relationships with CEOs, structure and manage important alliances, and achieve financial sustainability.
Harvard Business School faculty combine extensive research and real-life experience in nonprofit management issues with world-class teaching expertise. The result is an inspiring curriculum that addresses core issues such as strategic realignment, organizational stewardship, and board leadership.
GNE is designed for nonprofit board members in board leadership roles who are not serving in full-time employment roles for the nonprofit organizations they are applying to represent. This program meets the needs of leaders from a variety of organizations, such as those focused on social services, education, the environment, healthcare, arts and culture, community and economic development, and international development.
By integrating social enterprise-related research, teaching, and activities into daily life at HBS, the Social Enterprise Initiative plays a critical role in supporting the School's mission to educate leaders who make a difference in the world.
The Social Enterprise program fees are subsidized by Harvard Business School and its Social Enterprise Initiative. Limited, additional need-based scholarship funding may be available. Visit the HBS Social Enterprise Initiative website for scholarship information.
Programs, dates, fees, and faculty are subject to change.
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