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. The Seminar will focus on topics of importance to college and university presidents: confronting financial challenges, navigating controversy, leading shared governance, and considering new models for higher ed delivery. Presidents will also 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.
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.
- Confronting Financial Challenges
- Navigating Controversy
- Leading Shared Governance
- Considering New Models for Higher Education Delivery