Opportunity for Victorian Community Service Sector CEOs to Study
at Harvard Business School

Applications for the 2024 Harvard Club of Victoria’s (HCV) Non-Profit Fellowships to the Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management program at Harvard Business School will open on Thursday 14 December 2023.

There will be an information session on Thursday 14 December 2023 commencing at 5.15pm sharp until 6.45pm, via a virtual link for potential applicants and representatives of peak bodies. The information session is free with bookings closing on Monday 11 December. Please use this link to book: https://www.trybooking.com/CNEXK

Each year, through its Non-Profit Fellowship Program, the Harvard Club of Victoria sends up to three CEOs from the Victorian community service sector to Harvard Business School to attend the Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management (SPNM) program. An HCV Non-Profit Fellowship provides at least 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 non-profit organisations in North America. SPNM will run in Boston from the 28th of July to the 3rd of August 2024.

The Fellowships are for CEOs in service delivery organisations in the community service sector, with specific focus in the following areas: alcohol and drug services; children, youth and families; disability; environment; family violence; housing and homelessness; Indigenous services; mental health; refugee resettlement. These organisations must be headquartered 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.

Our information session will cover the aims and background of the program, along with the key Fellowship selection criteria and requirements as well as the details of the application and interview process for 2024. In addition, previous Fellowship recipients will share their experiences and take questions.

The feedback that we have received over the years from Fellowship recipients has been uniformly positive and we are confident that the HCV Fellowship provides an outstanding leadership development experience for non-profit CEOs. Our aim is to help them make an even bigger impact in the community service sector in future years.
HCV has now sent 49 CEOs to SPNM.

14 December – 4 February 2024: Application period for HCV Non-Profit Fellowships.

Saturday 23 March 2024: Shortlisted candidates are interviewed. Provisional Fellowship recipients are notified on the day of interview if possible.

28 July–3 August 2024: SPNM program will run at Harvard Business School campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


When: Thursday 14 December 2023, 5.15pm sharp with a 6.45pm finish

Panel: The panel will be comprised of Sean Duffy – CEO Ballarat Community Health (SPNM 2023), Dr. Jenny Fitzgerald (SPNM 2020 and chair of HCV NPF Committee), Graeme Kelly (SPNM 2010 and immediate past chair of HCV NPF Committee) and Justin Fung (HCV President).

Where: Via virtual link provided once your booking has been confirmed
Booking: The information session is free, but bookings are essential. Please book using this link https://www.trybooking.com/CNEXK before COB on Monday 11 December.

For further details, visit the NPF webpage or contact Mandy Croker at mandy@harvardclubofvictoria.org.au.