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Nonprofit organizations require strong, innovative leadership. In this unique HBS Social Enterprise Initiative program, you'll gain an in-depth look at four core nonprofit governance competencies: board leadership, strategic stewardship, performance measurement, and financial oversight.
By examining issues of critical concern to board leaders, this leadership development program prepares participants for strategic planning and organizational transformation. By attending this program, you'll gain the skills needed to maintain mission clarity, forge effective relationships with CEOs, structure and manage important alliances, and achieve financial sustainability.
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Leveraging extensive research and real-life experience, Harvard Business School faculty will prepare you to assess your organization's objectives, plan strategically for the future, create value-added board leadership processes, and ensure your organization's financial sustainability.
GNE is designed for nonprofit board members in 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, health care, arts and culture, community and economic development, and international development.
The Social Enterprise Initiative at HBS applies innovative business practices and managerial disciplines to drive sustained, high-impact social change. Grounded in the mission of Harvard Business School, this initiative aims to inspire, educate, and support 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.
Every Harvard Business School Executive Education program is developed and taught by HBS faculty who are widely recognized as skilled educators, groundbreaking researchers, and award-winning authors. Through publishing, consulting, and teaching, HBS faculty leverage their business expertise and field-based research to develop enduring concepts that shape the practice of management. The result is an Executive Education teaching team whose groundbreaking insights challenge participants' thinking and enable them to become superior business leaders.
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Please submit your application at least four weeks before the program start date. Since qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis, early application is encouraged. Admission is selective and based on professional achievement and organizational responsibility. Although there are no formal educational requirements, proficiency in written and spoken English is essential. Because Executive Education programs enhance the leadership capacity of the participants as well as their organizations, HBS expects the full commitment of both. While participants are attending a program, sponsoring organizations agree to relieve them of their work responsibilities so that they can fully focus on the learning experience.
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