Opportunity for Victorian Community Sector CEOs to study at Harvard Business Schools

Applications for the 2018 Harvard Club of Victoria’s Non-Profit Fellowship to the Social Enterprise Program at Harvard Business School open on November 23rd. There will be an information session on Thursday, November 30th at 6: 15 pm for 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Leadership Victoria for peak bodies and potential applicants for this Non-Profit Fellowship program.
 

Please share this opportunity with your networks.
 

This information session is free, but booking before COB November 27th is essential as numbers are limited. Please use this link https://www.trybooking.com/SWPZ 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, 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.
 

This is the program’s 18th year and we have now sent 36 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. The Chair of the Fellowship – Dr Alice Hill – will give an overview of the Fellowship and the application process while three former Fellows – Richard Dent of Leadership Victoria; Teresa Jayet of Mallee Family Care and Graeme Kelly of The Tipping Foundation -- 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 2017 and 2016 Fellows.)

In 2018, SPNM will take place on the HBS campus in Boston from July 15th to 21st.
 

The application process for the Harvard Cub of Victoria Non-Profit Fellowship opens on November 23rd, 2017 and will close on February 4th, 2018. A shortlist of candidates will be interviewed on March 24th, 2018 and the successful applicants will be notified shortly afterwards.

‚ÄčINFORMATION SESSION DETAILS
What: An information session for the HCV Non-Profit Fellowship to attend Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management at Harvard Business School
When: Thursday, November 30th, 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 https://www.trybooking.com/SWPZ before COB November 27th.
For further details visit the NPF webpage  or contact Mandy Croker, mandy@harvardclubofvictoria.org.au
  
What the Fellows say about the experience:
 
The SPNM was a wonderful experience that gave me the opportunity to meet and learn from some inspirational leaders. The teaching was first rate, and I particularly appreciated where the lessons were grounded in empirical research. The various frameworks and strategies presented were insightful, and I have already applied some of the thinking to my work. In particular, I’ve considered the need to invest resources, mechanisms and capabilities to enable Consumer Action to become more adaptive. Supporting an organisational culture which is questioning, experimenting and learning will be an important focus for me, particularly as new pressures are placed on service delivery.” Gerard Brody, CEO –Consumer Action Law Centre, 2017 Fellow

 John Harvard with Teresa Jayet of Mallee Family Care and Robyn Miller of MacKillop Family Services The ‘real life’ platform of the dilemmas and struggles of various organisation’s strategic planning and management helped me to reflect on our challenges with fresh eyes and to widen my vision and perspective. The focus on integrating theory and leadership practice through the deep engagement with colleagues from all of the world was a unique privilege. In short the program both gave me stimulation and plenty of food for thought, and also it reassured me that we are on the right track in terms of the strategic perspectives that we have taken at Mackillop. We have almost completed our strategic plan for the next three years, so the timing of the scholarship and the content of the course could not have been better.”  Robyn Miller, CEO – Mackillop Family Services, 2017 Fellow


John Harvard with Teresa Jayet of Mallee Family Care and Robyn Miller of MacKillop Family Services


“The experience of being in attendance with 180 other CEO’s from around the Globe was phenomenal. …The course work was critical, however, the networks made during this week were also just as imperative for me.” Teresa Jayet, CEO – Mallee Family Care, 2017 Fellow

“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, 2016 Fellow
 
“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 – Merri Health, 2016 Fellow
 
“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, 2016 Fellow
 
The 2017-2018 Harvard Club of Victoria Non-Profit Fellowship Committee
Mandy Croker
Kingsley Gee
Lisa Hennessy
Alice Hill (Chair)
Graeme Kelly
 
For enquiries, please contact:
Mandy Croker
Harvard Club of Victoria
mandy@harvardclubofvictoria.org.au