Each year, CCMF offers up to three (3) $5,000 scholarships to active CCMF members accepted to the “Leadership Decision Making: Optimizing Organizational Performance” program at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Executive Education.
The winner of the third scholarship for 2017-18 is Valerie Barone (City Manager of Concord). Congratulations, Valerie!
Leadership Decision Making teaches leaders like you how to answer tough questions, improve the accuracy of your estimates, and structure effective negotiations. Moreover, it teaches you how to design better decision environments—ones that reduce bias and inaccuracy—making your organization smarter.
As city managers, we make decisions every day. It is a rare opportunity to step away from the daily pressures and expectations and examine how we personally operate. The program provided an opportunity to learn new concepts and put into practice those concepts with a diverse group of professionals from around the world.
– Ken Striplin, City Manager, Santa Clarita
STEP 1: Apply to the Harvard program
Upcoming Program Sessions:
- October 14 – 19, 2018 – Apply by August 14, 2018
- February 24 – March 1, 2019 – Apply by December 24, 2018
Program Fee: $8,800, which includes tuition, housing, curricular materials, and most meals. Please visit https://hks.harvard.edu for full details about the course and to apply.
STEP 2: Apply for the CCMF scholarship
Once you receive confirmation of acceptance into the program, please email Ken Pulskamp at firstname.lastname@example.org with:
- Your proof of acceptance
- Your up-to-date resume
- A brief cover letter on how you would leverage what you learn from the Harvard program
CCMF will then select a scholarship winner and inform all applicants. The scholarship winner will receive a $5,000.00 check to use toward the cost of attending the program.