Stanford University’s Center for Social Innovation – 2008 Executive Education Programmes

Stanford University’s Center for Social Innovation – 2008 Executive Education Programmes


Stanford University’s Center for Social Innovation executive programmes adapt business knowledge and experience to the challenges faced by the non-profit and public sectors. Through the following programmes the school's goal is to provide participants with a high quality management development experience.

Executive Program for Philanthropy Leaders, July 27th - August 2nd, 2008

Application Deadine: May 19th, 2008
Program Tuition: $7,300 USD

This groundbreaking executive program provides an opportunity for participants to explore cutting-edge ideas and develop essential skills that can help them address a wide range of organisational and managerial challenges.

Designed to broaden the sharing of ideas and to develop cross-sector networks the curriculum offers a mix of case studies, lectures, exposure to groundbreaking research, experiential learning, guest speakers, and small group reflection.

Executive Program in Social Entrepreneurship, June 23rd – 30th, 2008

Application Deadline: April 21, 2008

This program is tailored to the needs and challenges facing successful social entrepreneurs. The curriculum is designed to help participants take enterprises and innovative models to the next level by refining their ideas and leveraging their impact. Selected topics include tapping the social capital market, balancing social and economic value, blending non-profit and for-profit legal forms, and creating effective cross-sector partnerships.

Executive Program for Non-profit Leaders, March 9th - 21st, 2008

Application Deadline: December 3rd, 2007
Program Tuition: Sliding Scale

Each year the Center for Social Innovation selects nonprofit leaders from social and human services, healthcare, community development, and education organizations to become CSI Fellows. For two weeks on the Stanford University campus, these individuals participate in the Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders (EPNL), a program designed to further the professional development of current and future leaders in the nonprofit sector.

Strategy for Non-profit Organisations, April 16th - 18th, 2008

Application Deadline: January 28th, 2008
Tuition - Team-based sliding scale

Today, nonprofit professionals face escalating pressure to do more with less: to maximize resources, lower costs, and meet the needs of diverse stakeholders. As a team participating in Strategy for Nonprofit Organizations (SNO), participants will learn new frameworks for thinking more strategically about their organisation, linking their strategy to their organisation and its mission, and identifying the key choices and actions necessary to execute both mission and strategy.

Business Strategies for Environmental Sustainability, September 14th - 20th

Application Deadline: June 23rd, 2008
Program Tuition: $9,000 USD
*Additional funding for applicants from nonprofit/education/government organizations available on a limited basis.

The Center for Social Innovation introduces a pioneering new executive programme for leaders in business, government, nonprofit, and political action organisations. Drawing from a multi-disciplinary curriculum designed and taught by professors at Stanford Business School, this five-day programme delivers innovative approaches to advancing environmental sustainability across organisations.