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University of Western Australia Business School

Strategic Development Program for Not-For-Profit Organisations

Nov 11—13, 2019
3 days
Perth, Australia
AUD 2860 ≈USD 1944
AUD 953 per day

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The Strategic Development Program for Not-for-Profit Organisations (SDP-4-NFP) has been designed by Winthrop Professor Tim Mazzarol and Gudrun Gilles, recognised experts in the design, development and delivery of executive education programs.

This program has been developed from well- researched foundation principles of how such organisations need to configure their business models and shape their corporate strategy to address the challenges of what is now a dynamic and more uncertain environment. This three-day program applies theory and industry best practice to the organisational realities of the participants.

The Need for the SDP-4-NFP Program

The SDP-4-NFP program was developed in response to a recognition that the management of a not-for-profit organisation is a highly challenging and demanding task environment, and that the unique nature of these enterprises requires a balancing of social and economic objectives. Changes to government policy and community attitudes towards charitable activities have created a more turbulent and uncertain future of many NFP organisations.

The program has been designed in response to this changing regulatory and funding environment experienced by the NFP sector. The focus is on how NFP organisations can maintain their primary objectives whilst increasing their resilience and independence from public funding.

The SDP-4-NFP program is different from most other strategic management programs because it is tailored to the particular requirements of the NFP sector.

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of the program participants should be able to:

  • Identify additional and diverse income streams for their context
  • Create a fit for purpose leadership approach
  • Evaluate impact and make strategic decisions in relation to:
    • government policies and legal environments
    • competitive market dynamics
    • financial sustainability
    • community contributions to your organisation
    • social responsibility
    • ethical objectives.

Who should attend

This program is aimed at board members, senior managers and CEOs from NFP organisations.


Tim Mazzarol is a Winthrop Professor specialising in entrepreneurship, innovation, small business management, marketing and strategy. He is a Qualified Practising Market Researcher (QPMR) with the Australian Market and Social Research Society (AMSRS). He is also an Affiliate Faculty member of the...
Gudrun is the Director of her own consultancy firm, which she founded in 2001. She utilises her experiences gained from previous work in state government departments, local government, for profit and not for profit organisations in roles covering direct service delivery, management, education, pr...

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Nov 11—13, 2019
3 days
Perth, Australia
AUD 2860 ≈USD 1944
AUD 953 per day

How it works

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