HCA Program for Non-Profit Leaders 2019 - Now Sold Out

Leadership & Culture: DNA for an Age of Disruption

with Harvard Business School Professor Joshua Margolis

Wednesday 31 July to Friday 2 August 2019

at RACV Healesville, nr Melbourne, Victoria

Program Description

In the 2019 HCA program, we will explore the roles leaders must play – beacon, architect, change agent – and the core capabilities they need to develop to navigate their organizations through disruptive times.

But we will also look deeply at organizations themselves to understand how to create cultures that can fuel innovation, disruption, and exceptional performance.

The program will feature written and video cases, interactive lectures, group exercises, and personal reflection, all designed to equip you with the capacity to lead more effectively in the contemporary business climate.

testimonials from past participants

This is modern professional learning at its best – rich case studies, powerful straight- forward tools, direct linkage to our organisational context and the opportunity to learn from an outstanding cohort of peers. In 2 days I was able to build my repertoire of practical tools whilst reflecting strategically. It has taken our organisation forward.
— Ingrid Sealey, Program Director, Fogarty EDvance
The opportunity to attend a Harvard course was a dream come true. Our Professor from the Harvard Business School had first-hand experience in the sector taking us through strategy, scalability, funding models, board structure and social impact to name a few. We reviewed and worked through real life case studies of charities, with the Professor guiding us and encouraging us to think more laterally. We could relate our own charities back to the case studies and seek feedback which was invaluable. It was a remarkable experience and one I highly recommend.
— Ralph Kelly, Thomas Kelly Youth Foundation, Founder, Director & CEO



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Joshua D.Margolis

Faculty lead Joshua Margolis is the James Dinan and Elizabeth Miller Professor of Business Administration in the Organizational Behavior unit, Faculty Chair of the Christensen Center for Teaching and Learning, and course-head for the required first-year MBA course, Leadership and Organizational Behavior.

He has taught in over 30 executive education programs, for everyone from high potential leaders to senior executives, and for organizations ranging from the Fortune 50 to global NGOs, across a wide array of industries from energy to high technology, athletic apparel to pharmaceuticals, healthcare to high technology.

Professor Margolis’ research focuses on leading in complex, perform-or-else situations involving tradeoffs. He received his B.A. from Yale University summa cum laude and his A.M. (Sociology) and Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Harvard University, where he was also a Fellow in the Program in Ethics and the Professions. Joshua joined the HBS faculty in 2000 after three years on the faculty at the University of Michigan as a Fellow in the Society of Scholars.

Professor Margolis has received the Student Association Faculty Award for teaching excellence, the Apgar Award for Innovation in Teaching, the Robert F. Greenhill Award, and the Academy of Management award for Outstanding Publication in Organizational Behavior.

INDICATIVE CASES and program content *

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* Subject to change.

Program inclusions

Our fully residential program includes:

  • An engaging, informative program featuring case study discussions and lectures

  • Networking opportunities with fellow attendees, all non-profit leaders

  • All meals prepared by on-site chef

  • Two nights’ accommodation & use of leisure facilities

  • Complimentary on-site parking and transfers to/from Melbourne Airport

  • Plus, to simulate the same learning environment as the Harvard Business School, we will also be building a customised, tiered "U" shaped lecture theatre in the main conference room

Cost: $2250 + GST. A deposit of $550 is payable at the time of registration.


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).


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

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