Executive Education Offerings
Thanks to our partnerships with Harvard Business School and Stanford Graduate School of Business, we offer exclusive scholarship opportunities for our members to attend executive education programs at these institutions. We sponsor up to three local leaders annually because we believe in the importance of continued education and professional development in the nonprofit sector. Recipients must be current members, have a strong connection with CEN, and be able to demonstrate how this opportunity will maximize their community impact. Although applications are open to our entire member community, preference is often given to those that have participated in CEN's Leaders Institute. Check out the opportunities below!
Stanford Business Course:
Executive Program for Nonprofit Leadership
"Attending the Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders at the Stanford Graduate School of Business was an absolutely amazing experience! You immerse yourself in an experience where you not only learn from some of the best professors on campus, but you truly develop relationships with other nonprofits from around the world while you share and learn alongside of them during the program. I picked up valuable information that I can implement right away, use down the line and in some cases just when needed. I recommend the program to any and every nonprofit leader that wants to take another step in professional development.”
- Jason Minsky, Executive Director of Christmas in the Park
Harvard Business School Course:
Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management
"My experience attending the HBS Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management was beyond expectation – it was completely life changing. I have always approached my work with great enthusiasm and optimism but in just a few short hours of the 7 day course I knew my commitment to work in this industry would be turned into overdrive. The course, led by amazingly gifted and inspirational professors, had me laughing, crying and deepening my understanding of the impact I could have as a leader. Those of us who choose to work toward social benefit have taken on the “hardest” work in our society – work that most ignore because of the extreme challenges – but work that changes lives and changes the world. Thank you CEN for providing today’s leaders with the support and resources to bring attention to THE most necessary work."
- Sonja Palmer, Executive Director of Music for Minors