Event Name: HBS-Accion Program on Strategic Leadership for Microfinance
Event Date: April 1 – April 6, 2013
Event Location: Harvard Business School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Cost: USD 7,700 including housing
Summary of Event: The HBS-Accion Program on Strategic Leadership in Microfinance offers finance leaders from around the world an opportunity to connect with peers while engaging with Harvard Business School thinkers in business strategy and management.
Event Themes and Discussion Topics: The HBS-Accion Program provides management and leadership training to microfinance industry executives. The program will also address the challenges of doing business at the low-income segment of the financial sector, including succeeding in highly competitive financial sectors, balancing a social focus in a commercial setting, reaching new business segments and evolving products and delivery channels.
Who Is Invited to Attend: To be considered for admission to the HBS-Accion Program on Strategic Leadership for Microfinance, you must be a microfinance policymaker, regulator or investor, senior executive of a retail microfinance institution or other organization involved in microfinance.
Background on Organizers: Accion is a private, US-based nonprofit organization with the mission of alleviating poverty by providing financial products such as microenterprise loans, business training and other financial services to its clients. Accion was founded in 1961 and issued its first microloan in 1973 in Brazil. Accion’s partner microfinance institutions provide loans to men and women entrepreneurs in 27 countries in Latin America, Asia, Africa and the United States. As of 2011, Accion network serves 3.3 million active clients and reports an aggregate gross loan portfolio of USD 31.8 billion.
Event Website: http://www.accion.org/page.aspx?pid=49
By Chioma Okwudiafor, Research Associate
Sources and Additional Resources:
Center for Financial Inclusion Blog: Apply Now for the HBS-Accion Program on Strategic Leadership For Microfinance
MicroCapital Story: January 9, 2012, MICROFINANCE EVENT: Harvard Business School Hosts Accion Program on Strategic Leadership for Microfinance, Boston Massachusetts, USA, April 9- April 14, 2012 http://www.microcapital.org/microfinance-event-harvard-business-school-hosts-accion-program-on-strategic-leadership-for-microfinance-boston-massachusetts-usa-april-9-april-14-2012/
Microcapital Universe Profile: Accion http://www.microcapital.org/microfinanceuniverse/tiki-index.php?page=Accion
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