Harvard Kennedy School – creating collaborative solutions

Make the world a better place.

The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University is dedicated to teaching current and future leaders the skills they need to advance the public good. Apply for a CEW scholarship to study Creating Collaborative Solutions at the Harvard Kennedy School in October and make a real difference.

About the program

Creating Collaborative Solutions: Innovations in Governance is designed for leaders in the public, nonprofit and corporate sectors who see their roles as reaching across these traditionally separate spheres to build new structures that can produce significant, valuable change. The most critical qualification for the program is a record of entrepreneurial activity and accomplishment in creating public value. For more information, visit HKS.

Who should attend:

  • Government officials who want to work across jurisdictions or sectors to build new governance capacity
  • Entrepreneurs who have set out to find solutions to public problems using private-sector approaches
  • Leaders in the nonprofit sector who are building new service delivery models and political organisations
  • Corporate leaders who see their organisational mission fitting in a broader social context
  • Women working in positions or organisations that cross multiple sectors and stakeholders

Program dates

19–25 October 2019

Inclusions and obligations

The scholarship includes tuition, economy class flights, accommodation, and most meals. Applicants must commit to attending the course on the dates specified. Upon return, the successful applicants must provide a report about their scholarship experience, and may also be required to speak at CEW events.

Instructions for applying

To apply, you must first register and satisfy the eligibility criteria then you will be directed to complete an online application. The application process will require you to provide your course preference and explanation of why you are the ideal candidate for this course.

Who should apply?

We are looking for middle and senior women managers across the not-for-profit, government and corporate sectors with more than 6 years experience managing people and budgets.

To be eligible to apply, you must meet the minimum selection criteria:

  • Mid-level to senior manager (i.e. CEO, or no more than 3 levels down from CEO)
  • 6 or more years experience managing teams of 5 or more people, including managers
  • 2 or more years general management experience (i.e. business unit, line or functional management incorporating key responsibilities such as P&L management, strategic planning and people leadership)
  • Australian citizen or resident

Applications OPEN 10 April 2019 and CLOSE 27 May 2019