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Harvard Business School Fellowship
Harvard Business School Fellowship
Leaders of the Lehigh Valley’s human service nonprofits are eligible to apply for a fellowship to the prestigious
Harvard Business School’s
Strategic Perspectives in Non-Profit Management
program, thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor and United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley.
The fellowship funds tuition, books, case materials, accommodations and meals. The fellow will learn and benefit from the workshop on behalf of his or her organization and will share their new knowledge with non-profit executives in the Lehigh Valley. The program runs from July 12-18, 2020 and is valued at $6,500.
As a result of the fellowship, we are building a network of alumni who are invited to meet occasionally to share information and successes. United Way will continue to form a network to support non-profit executives in the Lehigh Valley. Past attendees used their experience at Harvard to make significant improvements to their organizations.
“The most interesting aspect of the program is the people you meet. People attend from around the world bringing a diverse international perspective to the program. We compare notes with large and small nonprofits about the challenges and opportunities they face and learn from their experiences,” said Lin Erickson, the 2014 Harvard Fellowship recipient and Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Da Vinci Science Center.
Today's nonprofit organizations are faced with shifting demands for services, mounting financial pressures, and diverse operational challenges. To fulfill their missions, nonprofit leaders must step up their game and create organizations that can thrive in the midst of change. Exploring crucial concepts and skills for nonprofit leadership in uncertain times, this program will prepare you to strengthen fiscal management and accountability while leading the evolution needed to create an effective, high-performing organization.
This program delivers the strategic perspectives, leadership skills, and practical tools you need to drive change across the organization. Fellows will leave fully prepared to:
Take decisive action
Create a more responsive, successful, and sustainable nonprofit organization
Lead important changes to enable your organization to thrive and grow
And expand your personal and professional network
Harvard Business School’s website
to learn more about the program’s key benefits, curriculum and teaching team.
Candidate must be a Lehigh Valley-based CEO, President or Executive Director of a human service nonprofit with a budget of at least $1 million
Candidate must be responsible for shaping organizational direction, mission, policies and major programs and must meet Harvard’s program admission criteria
Candidates must be in their current role by the program start date
Organizations must be fully operational with a minimum of 5-6 full-time employees
How to Apply
The 2020 application deadline is Monday, March 2, 2020
for the online application. Please send completed applications to Mary Widmer, Assistant Director, Impact Project Management, via email to
. For more information, call 610.807.5743. Please
submit your application to HBS Executive Education using the “apply online” feature. Applications can only be accepted through United Way. Harvard University will make the final selection.
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