HCV Non-profit fellowship briefing session
The Harvard Club of Victoria will be holding a briefing session on Thursday, November 10th at 6: 15 pm for 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Leadership Victoria for peak bodies and potential applicants for the Club's Non-Profit Fellowship program.
This event is free, but booking before COB November 7th is essential as numbers are limited. Please use this link to book.
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, 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.
This is the program’s 17th year and we have now sent 33 CEOs to SPNM. The feedback 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.
The briefing session will present the aims and background of the program, along with the key selection criteria and details of the application and interview process. Three former Fellows – Rohan Braddy of Mambourin; Richard Dent of Leadership Victoria; and Carmel Guerra of the Centre for Multicultural Youth -- will share their experience 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 2016 Fellows.)
In 2017, SPNM will take place on the HBS campus in Boston from July 16th to 22nd.
The application process for the Harvard Cub of Victoria Non-Profit Fellowship will open on December 14th, 2016 and will close on February 5th, 2017. A shortlist of candidates will be interviewed on March 25th, 2017 and the successful applicants will be notified shortly afterwards.
What: An information session for the HCV Non-Profit Fellowship to attend Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management at Harvard Business School
When: 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. Please use this link before COB November 7th.
“This opportunity come at a time when our organisation started going through significant change, influenced by many external and internal factors. The program has helped me to think about, through a different lens, our organisational structure and my role in operations and/or strategy “Antoinette Braybrook, CEO - Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention & Legal Service Victoria
“A factor I found really beneficial was looking at common challenges that NFPs face, but doing so with a different ‘lens’ and hearing the dialogue from the group as to what different viewpoints people had, especially when you had this from different parts of the world. “ Nigel Fidgeon, CEO – Merrihealth
“The Professors were exceptional. The other CEOs all had unique and wonderful perspectives and the group I had the privilege of working in brought me great insight to my own leadership and where my organisation was at and where it could go.” Lisa Griffiths, CEO – OzChild
The 2016-2017 Harvard Club of Victoria Non-Profit Fellowship Committee
Alice Hill (Chair)