Sauder joins top schools to provide scholarships for NGOs and non-profits

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Sauder Executive Education is joining a small roster of prominent global business schools to create the new FRED ScholarsSM program aimed at building leadership capacity at NGOs and non-profit organizations.

The scholarship program is a new initiative launched by FRED, an international organization striving to elevate the quality of leadership around the world. The program provides cost-free training to leaders of socially-based enterprises who face financial constraints that make world-class executive education difficult to obtain.

Other participating business schools include MIT’s Sloan School of Management, Dartmouth University’s Tuck Executive Education Program, University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, Imperial College of London’s Business School, University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) in South Africa, China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai, and University of Navarra’s IESE Business School in New York.

“As an international leader for business research, Sauder is committed to empowering organizations around the globe with innovative business knowledge,” says Bruce Wiesner, Associate Dean, Executive Education. “As the world becomes increasingly complex and interconnected, we need leaders in social enterprises who can navigate change and manage tough situations. We are very excited to partner with FRED to provide training that will make a significant difference to socially-minded organizations in our community and beyond.”

For the FRED ScholarsSM program, Sauder is offering a place in its premium residential executive development course, Meeting the Leadership Challenge. The six-day program, being held in Vancouver from June 17 to 22, 2012, provides an intensive environment for leaders to reflect on their leadership style, the future of their organizations, and what they need to do to pursue their visions.

“We are excited to launch the FRED ScholarsSM program in collaboration with eight leading executive management/business schools globally,” said Jim Bolt, CEO of FRED Inc. “Our partners in this innovative program share our passion to provide non-profit/NGO leaders opportunities they would not previously have.”

As a Meeting the Leadership Challenge participant, scholarship winners at Sauder will come into the program with a specific organizational challenge and leave with an implementation plan for immediate impact. They will also have the opportunity to learn and network with executives and high-potential managers from companies across the business and organizational spectrum, forming valuable connections that will last well beyond the end of the course.

The FRED ScholarsSM scholarship will cover all program tuition, materials fees, meals and accommodation costs. The deadline for application is May 1, 2012.

About Sauder School of Business Executive Education
Sauder School of Business Executive Education has been providing expertise to leading organizations for more than 50 years. Providing custom programming and more than 100 open enrollment programs, Sauder combines research based management and practical tools to deliver strategies that are making an impact in today’s global business environment.

About FRED
FRED is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to elevating the quality of leadership in the world. They envision extraordinary leaders with the capabilities to thrive in a complex, uncertain global future. The organization aims to support the creation of leaders who excel in traditional business while contributing significantly to the health and vitality of society and the planet.