Harvard Business School Certificate Program

AFOA Canada and Harvard Business School will be hosting the Harvard Business School Certificate Program at the Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts from May 7-11, 2018.

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"This was a life changing week! Thank you for everything!"
- Adam Rodgers

PROGRAM

This four-day program provides the participant with the opportunity to view community investments in a broader context. While it is important to understand investment tools, strategies and products, it is equally important to understand how governance practices can shape the management of the investments with a longer term view toward building sustainable communities. The skill sets of entrepreneurial finance, negotiations, and change management complement effective governance of community investments. Participants learn using the HBS case study method. Interactive lectures and small study groups ensure lively, thought-provoking discussions and the sharing of innovative ideas.
 

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PROGRAM THEMES

The themes of the program will cover the following:
Investment Governance > Participants will better understand investments and good governance practices over investments.

Entrepreneurial Finance > Participants will build a framework and develop a better understanding for the valuation of potential investments, specifically pre-revenue start-ups.

Negotiations > Participants will enhance their negotiating skills and develop negotiation strategies at an individual and team level.

Change Management > Participants will develop effective strategies for leading through change at both an organizational and community level.

PROGRAM CERTIFICATES

Upon successful completion, all participants will be awarded a Harvard Business School Certificate of Program Completion.

PARTICIPANT SELECTION

All applicants must complete the full application form. Preference will be given to indigenous CAFM and CAPA designates and AFAA Canada Members. 35 participants will be selected from Senior Administrators, Executive Officers, Elected Leaders and Senior Managers working in Aboriginal communities and organizations on-reserve, off-reserve and in urban, rural and isolated settings across Canada. Participants should have post secondary experience. The selective nature of this program will help to ensure the highest engagement with Harvard faculty and an open and fruitful collaboration among peers. Please see application form for full details.

Please see full application form or contact AFOA Canada at 1-866-722-2362. Participation is limited and seats will fill quickly. Applications must be received by Friday, January 12th, 2018.

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FACULTY

 CO-CHAIR
Tom Nicholas (Co-Chair) Abernathy Professor of Business Administration, Entrepreneurial Management

David L. Ager (Co-chair) Senior Fellow, Organizational Behavior and Managing Director, Executive Education

 ASSOCIATES
Frances X. Frei - Senior Associate Dean for Executive Education and UPS Professor of Service Management
Ramana Nanda – Professor of Business Administration, Entrepreneurial Management
Stuart C. Gilson – Steven R. Fenster Professor of Business Administration, Finance
James K. Sebenius – Gordon Donaldson Professor of Business Administration, Negotiations
Adi Sunderarm – Marvin Bower Associate Professor of Business Administration, Finance