Applications Open for Leading People and Investing to Build Sustainable Communities


An Executive Education Program at Harvard Business School for Tribal Investment Professionals and Leaders

Leading People and Investing to Build Sustainable Communities (LPIBSC) is a collaboration among Harvard Business School (HBS) Executive Education, NAFOA, and AFOA Canada. Its mission is to inspire and support Native finance professionals and leaders, as well as equip them with the tools to lead high-performing, innovative communities or organizations.

Admission to the program is highly competitive and early application is encouraged. Applicants will be selected based on the quality of their application and professional experience. At the program’s conclusion, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion from Harvard Business School.

Program Details

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 25, 2023, at 11:59 PM Alaska Time.

(Payment is due upon acceptance into the program; applicants will be notified)
The program fee covers tuition, books, case materials, accommodations, and most meals. 

LOCATION & ACCOMMODATIONS: Harvard Business School Campus, Boston, MA 
Program participants are encouraged to stay in the HBS residences and the cost of the stay is included in the cost of the program.

DATES: May 8-12, 2023All program sessions are mandatory. To receive the most out of the program, group meetings outside of these hours are also required and mandatory for participants to attend.


NAFOA Announces Former Yurok Tribal Leader Susan Masten As Interim Executive Director

NAFOA, founded as the Native American Finance Officers Association, names former Yurok Tribal Leader Susan Masten as its interim executive director effective today, June 1, 2023. She was appointed to the position by the NAFOA Board of Directors. As interim executive director, Masten will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the organization, as well as leading its strategic direction.

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