Harvard Business School Leadership Scholarships

Since 2008, Berkshire Taconic's partnership with Harvard Business School has helped provide the perspective and skills nonprofit leaders need to guide their organizations effectively.

Program Information 

Governing for Nonprofit Excellence (GNE) 
Berkshire Taconic invites nonprofit board chairs or vice chairs in the region to apply for a scholarship to attend 'Governing for Nonprofit Excellence,' a four-day executive education program at Harvard Business School designed to enhance leadership and governance skills. Led by world-class HBS faculty with experience in board leadership and nonprofit management, this program explores the challenges today's nonprofit boards face and helps board leaders clarify their organization's mission, assess objectives and think strategically for the future. 

Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management (SPNM)

Harvard Business School's 'Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management' is an intensive six-day program, designed specifically for nonprofit CEOs, presidents or executive directors who are responsible for shaping the direction, mission, policies and major programs of their organizations. The program focuses on how change and shifting economic realities affect organizations, and how to understand and apply core management concepts in response to internal and external forces. Participants are able to step back from the day-to-day pressures of the workplace, examine their organization's broader priorities and at the same time, address specific challenges and questions. 


HBS provides one full scholarship through Berkshire Taconic, valued at $4,650. Information and instructions on how to apply are available here.


Ethel Patterson, Berkshire South Regional Community Center
Brian Drake, Community Health Programs


Sarah Stack, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
Liz Costley, Child Care of the Berkshires
Kim Matthews, Dalton CRA 
Nancy Murphy, Foundation for Community Health
Jodi Rathbun-Briggs, Community Health Programs


HBS provides two scholarships valued at $6,000. Information and instructions on how to apply are available here

View the 'Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management' brochure [PDF, 369KB]
Watch "SPNM: The Value" here


George Mercier, Mount Carmel Care Center 
Dr. Michael Rooke, Northwest Connecticut Community College


Bryan Ayars, Community Health Programs
Shaun Cusson, Hillcrest Educational Centers, Inc.
Cara Davis, Construct Inc.
Jennifer Dowley, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
Jenny Hansell, North East Community Center
Barbara Henry, Special Needs Program
Elton Ogden, Berkshire Housing Development Corporation
Martin Ping, Hawthorne Valley Association
Jeffrey Rovitz, Mental Health Association of Columbia-Greene Counties
Gary Schiro, Hudson Opera House
Van Shields, Berkshire Museum
Carolyn Valli, Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity
Rich Weisenflue, Berkshire Family & Individual Resources, Inc. (BFAIR)


Left to right: Jenny Hansell, Kristine Hazzard, Gary Schiro, Jennifer Dowley, Claire Parde, Bryan Ayars and Shaun Cusson


HBS campus