Executive Education Programs

HBS offers six focused Social Enterprise Executive Education programs each year, three targeted toward nonprofit leaders, two for corporate leaders, and one for teams of education leaders within urban public school districts. Taught by a team of faculty members from HBS and other graduate schools within Harvard University, Social Enterprise Executive Education programs feature a wide variety of management cases and materials. Additionally, HBS has hosted Social Enterprise custom programs with individual organizations and interest groups when their needs have aligned with faculty research interests and areas of focus.

Non-Profit Executive Education Programs

Governing for Nonprofit Excellence (GNE) is intended for chairs of nonprofit boards and other nonprofit board members occupying significant board leadership roles. This three-day program explores issues of critical concern to board leaders, including strategic planning; managing mission transitions and organizational transformations; achieving financial sustainability; driving high performance; attaining effective board-CEO relationships; creating a productive board structure and a culture of board engagement; and preserving trust and accountability.

The next offering of GNE is October 21-24, 2015. See GNE program and application information

Performance Measurement for Effective Management of Nonprofit Organizations (PMNO) is a three-day program designed to help nonprofit leaders use performance measurement to enhance their organization's ability to achieve their mission. The program encourages participants to look at how the strategic use of organizational performance measurement can improve resource allocation, internal processes, external accountability, and other areas of concern. PMNO is a collaboration between the HBS Social Enterprise Initiative and Harvard University's Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations.

The next offering of PMNO is May 31-June 3, 2016. See PMNO program and application information

Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management (SPNM) is an intensive six-day program designed to strengthen the capacity of nonprofit CEOs and executive directors to lead their organizations effectively. SPNM provides a conceptual approach to shape the direction, mission, policies, and major programs of nonprofit organizations. Participants explore strategic concepts in mission focus, market sensitivity, organizational structure, and performance management and control. Participants also take part in Peer Consultations, small-group consultative sessions in which they address critical challenges facing their organizations.

The next offering of SPNM is July 17-23, 2016. See SPNM program and application information

Scholarship Information

Limited need–based scholarship funding may be available for the programs in our nonprofit portfolio.

Corporate Executive Education Programs

Building Businesses in Emerging Markets (BBEM) is designed to help companies in a variety of industries establish a long-term presence in key emerging markets by optimizing both their emerging market strategies and the execution of these strategies. The program explores how to develop and execute a winning strategy, integrate social and economic goals, overcome operational challenges and deliver value to diverse population segments. By exploring the key differences between mature and developing economies, and by presenting versatile frameworks that help to determine the best routes to growth, BBEM participants learn how to effectively explore opportunities presented by low-income markets, establish successful operations, and maintain a competitive market position to maximize return on investment.

The next offering of BBEM is April, 2016. See BBEM program and application information

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): Strategies to Create Business and Social Value is designed to provide senior corporate executives in a variety of industries with knowledge, practical tools, and frameworks for integrating social responsibility into their corporate strategy. The program explores how corporate social responsibility can significantly improve business performance; how to incorporate it into the company strategy; and how to drive it throughout the organization. Through an in-depth exploration of the dilemmas, challenges, and complexities inherent to existing models of CSR, the program pushes the frontiers of the field and brings into focus the next generation of issues facing practitioners.

The next offering of CSR is October 18-21, 2015. See CSR program and application information

K-12 Education Programs

The Public Education Leadership Program (PELP) is a five-day program for teams of eight participants, including district office personnel, school principals, and regional supervisors who are responsible for school systems with at least 30,000 enrolled students. The program is designed to help leaders from urban school systems drive improved performance by applying proven management concepts to the unique challenges of their districts.

The next offering of PELP is July 2016. See K-12 program and application information