Gain the knowledge and leadership skills needed to guide your higher education institution through current and future challenges.
The enduring lesson of 2020 is how all-encompassing – and far-reaching – change and uncertainty can be. Led by faculty from the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), this institute is designed for administrators who are responsible for change agendas within higher education – from initial strategy to implementation and evaluation. Within the context of a supportive learning environment, you and your fellow cohort members will explore how well-positioned your institutions, departments, or areas are to meet current and future challenges. As you reflect on your own leadership strengths and opportunities for growth, you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to lead your teams through future periods of change and uncertainty.
This four-week virtual institute combines cutting-edge research with practical application as you engage with a community of learners and HGSE faculty. Designed as a synchronous, interactive learning experience, the program also offers you an opportunity to apply best practices to your individual organizational challenge. Specific activities include:
- Case studies
- Live sessions
- Discussion boards
- Break-out sessions
Schedule for Live Sessions and Office Hours
We strongly encourage live participation, as this will be the best opportunity to engage with your colleagues and faculty in the program. However, all sessions will be recorded and made available on the participant program website follow the session(s).
If possible, we highly encourage you to attend this live webinar orientation session on Wednesday, May 26 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. ET, as it will be a valuable opportunity for face-to-face connection with fellow students and faculty. If you are unable to participate in the live event, we encourage you to watch the orientation recording, as the session will include useful introductory content and insights from the community.
Live sessions with faculty will be held on the following dates from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. ET. Additional optional office hours will be held on the following dates from 2:30 - 3:00 p.m. ET.
- June 1 and 3, 2021: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. ET
- June 8 and 10, 2021: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. ET
- June 15 and 17, 2021: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. ET
- June 22 and 24, 2021: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. ET
- Deepen your understanding of the factors that both inhibit and advance organizational change in higher education.
- Increase your personal effectiveness as a leader as you drive innovation and lasting impact.
- Develop a blueprint to address and lead through anticipated challenges.
Who Should Attend
This program is designed for experienced higher education faculty, staff, and administrators who are responsible for securing the short- and longer-term future of their areas, departments, or institutions, including all levels of:
- Department Chairs
- Vice Presidents