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

Yesterday's institutions weren't designed for today's realities. The solution? Transform your capabilities in order to address emergent social challenges in a different way. Creating Collaborative Solutions: Innovations in Governance is a one-week executive program that reveals new modes of working collaboratively across traditional political and organisational boundaries to identify, understand and address emerging social problems. You and your peers will immerse yourselves in an engaging and interactive learning environment, one that will include a real-work project focusing on a challenge from your current environment. 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

17 - 23 October 2020

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.

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

Women who work in start-ups or entrepreneurial roles are encouraged to apply.

"At Harvard, I studied with some of the world's leading thinkers in the not-for-profit sector."
Madeline Vaughan, 2019 CEW Scholar