Executive Short Courses at Harvard

Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Jane Kentmann
22nd October 2012

Do you want to build on your management and leaderships skills but can only take a short period of time away from your work?

Consider a short course at the Harvard Business School.

Harvard Business School’s mission is to “…educate leaders who make a difference in the world.”

One of the most distinctive features of leadership training at Harvard Business School is its use of the business case method, an active learning model that teaches participants how to assess, analyse, and act upon complex business issues. Rooted in real-life experiences, and providing practical insights, the business case method develops analytical skills, sound judgment, and the leadership potential within each participant.

Importantly, participants return to their organizations with fresh ideas, new business skills, and a greater capacity for addressing the challenges their organisations will face.

Executive short courses are offered in a range of areas including leadership, corporate governance, financial management, healthcare, innovation, marketing and negotiation. For example there is a ‘Leadership Best Practices’ course to be held from April 1 – 5, 2013 which will examine today’s leadership best practices in depth and prepare you to take your leadership to the next level.  The course will involve dynamic lectures, case studies and small group interactions.  The cost is $US11,250. For more information about Executive Education at Harvard go to www.exed.hbs.edu/programs/

To help fund your studies at Harvard, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the Roberta Sykes Indigenous Education Foundation (RSIEF).  For information about these opportunities visit www.robertasykesfoundation.com.au or www.indigenousscholarships.com.au

Damein Bell

Damein, a Gunditjmara man, applied successfully to RSIEF in July this year and is undertaking the Creating Collaborative Solutions program at Harvard from 21 – 26 October.  The Program explores new methods of working across traditional jurisdictions and sectors to identify, understand, and address emerging social problems.

In 2003 Damein completed a Graduate Diploma in Natural Resources Management at Deakin University and from 2004 until 2010 was employed as the Project Manager for the Lake Condah Sustainable Development Program. 

Damein played an important role in the successful Gunditjmara Native Title determination of 2007 and has also been an active member and Chairperson of the Winda Mara Aboriginal Corporation and Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation.  He has been a Board member of Parks Victoria and a member of the Commonwealth Government’s Advisory Committee.

In August this year, Damein Bell was appointed to the Board of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission. 

Damein is currently employed by the Glenelg Shire Council as the Strategic Project Manager for the Advancing Country Towns Heywood Project.

Damein’s future plans include completing a Masters by Research at Deakin University to determine a more respectful treasury model for resourcing Traditional Owner organisations and building the Budj Bim Traditional Aquaculture centre at Lake Condah.