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By measuring performance, nonprofit organizations can improve their effectiveness and enhance their ability to deliver on their mission. In a joint program presented by the HBS Social Enterprise Initiative and Harvard University's Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations, you'll explore the impact of measurement on resource allocation, organizational learning, internal processes, and internal and external accountability.
By enabling you to think conceptually about organizational performance measurement systems, this program will help you build a performance-based culture, balance external and internal accountability, and ultimately, build and sustain a performance measurement system. When you've identified your organization's metrics, you'll also be better able to align your mission, performance, and impact.
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Through classroom exercises, group discussions, and individual coursework, you'll examine the rationale behind nonprofit performance management and conceptualize a new performance measurement and management system for your organization. With this multifaceted approach to measurement, you'll be equipped to guide your organization amid the challenges of today's business environment.
Designed for CEOs, presidents, executive directors, board members, and other senior executives in the nonprofit sector who are committed to implementing effective performance measurement and management systems, this leadership training program is suited to individuals as well as teams.
The Hauser Center aims to illuminate the vital role that the nonprofit sector and nongovernmental organizations play in aiding societies to discover and accomplish important public purposes.
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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