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Executive Education

Taught by a team of faculty members from HBS and other graduate schools within Harvard University, our open enrollment and custom programs feature a wide range of management cases and materials.

Nonprofit Programs

Driving Nonprofit Performance and Innovation - Virtual

MAR 20-28, 2025 | Virtual

Designed to help nonprofit leaders use performance measurement to enhance their organization's ability to achieve their mission, this program explores how participants can use performance measurement to drive innovation and have an outsized impact in a rapidly changing world. This program is a collaboration between the Harvard Business School Social Enterprise Initiative and the Hauser Institute for Civil Society at Harvard University.

Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management

JUL 28-AUG 3, 2024 | HBS Campus

Designed to strengthen the capacity of nonprofit CEOs and executive directors to lead their organizations effectively, this program 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.

K–12 Education Programs

Public Education Leadership Project (PELP) Summer Institute

JUL 8-12, 2024 | HBS Campus

Intended 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. This five-day program helps leaders from urban school systems drive improved performance by applying proven management concepts to the unique challenges of their districts.

PELP Accelerating Board Capacity (ABC) Institute

JUL 21-24, 2024 | HBS Campus

Intended for school board members and superintendents in member districts of the Council of the Great City Schools. This three-day program helps participants explore key topics in strategy, management, and governance, including building capacity for district improvement, managing conflict, and addressing inequities.


Participants in Social Enterprise Executive Education programs come from outside the U.S.


Annual participants in Social Enterprise Executive Education programs


people served by Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management participant organizations annually