In the Harvard Seminar for Presidential Leadership, you will reflect on where you are in your presidency, consider the choices that lie ahead for you and your institution, and gain practical insights into important topics in higher education.
Join a cohort of college and university presidents from a wide range of institutions as you step back from the daily responsibilities of the presidency and engage in candid and critical conversations about your challenges, your concerns, and your own leadership performance.
This interactive and retreat-like seminar provides a rare opportunity for college and university presidents and chancellors to reflect on personal and institutional challenges in a supportive and confidential setting. You will reflect on your presidency, identify future plans, evaluate the state of your institution, assess your progress toward professional and institutional goals, and gain insight about critical issues facing higher education.
Work closely with Harvard faculty and other experienced presidents from a range of institutions during classroom sessions, small group discussion, consultancies, and informal opportunities for networking and conversation among colleagues and subject matter experts. The Harvard Seminar for Presidential Leadership provides an intimate and engaging environment, one that provides a meaningful opportunity to reflect, interact, and learn.
- Assess the current state of your institution and presidency
- Identify possible new directions and strategies
- Consider how to navigate tensions between internal and external stakeholders