HCA Program for Non-Profit Leaders 2024


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This course is designed for senior executives of not-for-profit organisations and social enterprises with responsibility for strategy, leadership and organisational performance.


Take this opportunity to step away from your day-to-day responsibilities and look at your situation through a new lens with world-class faculty alongside a diverse network of accomplished executive peers. Immerse yourself in this proven learning experience and develop a broader perspective of the challenges facing your organisation and your leadership capabilities.


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Very high quality program. Delivered by expert speaker. Great active participation by group, very dynamic and engaging.” 

- Kelsey Jamieson, Associate Director, Kids Plus Foundation
“Professor was fantastic – his energy, enthusiasm and expertise was exceptional. The content was interesting, relevant and he made the learning journey engaging. I have learnt valuable tools and frameworks that will have practical use in my organisation.”
- Shelby Crookes, COO, Perth USAsia Centre
“Thank you – information, engaging and thought provoking” 
- Ronni Kahn, CEO OzHarvest
“Thank you for hosting an exceptional course. I have learned so much and have been so inspired through this experience. You have reignited in me the sense that I might just have the capability to be a top leader.”
-  Marnie Bricknell, Community Relationships & Communications Manager, Ronald McDonald House Charities




Applications are due four weeks before the program start date. Early registration is recommended. Registration closes on 31 July 2023.

Fee $tbc + GST per person
  Payment required in full to secure your place.


Our program for leaders is aimed at CEOs and senior leaders of charitable not-for-profit organisations or social enterprises. The organisations they lead must, in the opinion of Harvard Club of Australia, generally fit one or more of the following criteria:


  1. They offer a charitable, community-public benefit or poverty relief purpose, as indicated by whether the NFP has Australian Tax Office TCC and/or DGR status, or “registered charity” status.

  2. They are a social enterprise or business (organisations using a business model to provide a social benefit) and which may not have TCC/DGR.

  3. They are an organisation with a community or public benefit purpose (generally evidenced by a “formal” governance structure, voluntary participation by members and independence from government).


The course has three focus areas:


Purpose and culture

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast,” they claim. Does this apply to not-for-profit organisations? When are purpose and culture merely beautiful words in the organisation’s annual report? When do they have the power to attract and retain talented staff and volunteers? We will look to purpose-led organisations to see how they create a deeper level of staff engagement.


Quality of management

Across the countries in the OECD, 60% of employees leave their current position due to “conflicts with their manager.” What is so difficult about managing people? What tools and techniques can we offer team leaders to do better? What are the trends in management that lend themselves to implementation in social enterprises and not-for-profit organisations?


Application to your organisation

While it is interesting to study other organisations and learn from them, ultimately, what matters is how we apply these lessons to our own organisations. The course offers an opportunity to do just that. We will go through a structured exercise that will highlight opportunities to improve your organisation’s standing in an increasingly competitive market for talent.



Program Managers: Catherine Barrett - email HERE

Program Director: Melinda Muth  on 02 8916 6384 or email 

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For more information on our program for non-profit leaders, please email and a program supervisor will call you back.