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 virtual and interactive 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.
The Seminar will focus on the changing landscape of higher education. We will discuss institutional recovery and reset, and continuity and change. Presidents will have the opportunity to reflect on where they are in the arc of their presidency, consider some of the hazards that can befall presidents midway through their presidency, and think about how to decide when it is time to leave.
You will work closely with Harvard faculty and other experienced presidents from a range of institutions during interactive sessions, small group discussions, and consultancies. The Harvard Seminar for Presidential Leadership provides an intimate and engaging environment, one that provides a meaningful opportunity to reflect, interact, and learn.
This year, the Harvard Seminar for Presidential Leadership will be offered in a virtual format. This allows us, despite the global health pandemic, to convene leaders from around the globe in real-time to address their particular concerns and circumstances.
The schedule for live sessions is as follows:
Sunday, November 7, 2021: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. ET
Monday, November 8, 2021: 10:00am - 2:00 p.m. ET
Tuesday, November 9, 2021: 10:00am - 2:00 p.m. ET
- Institutional recovery and reset
- Moving forward through continuity and change
- Reflections on your presidency