Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard University

The Fellowship Program

ADVANCED LEADERSHIP CORE COURSE

LEARN | GAIN NEW INSIGHTS | SEE BIG PICTURES

  • Intensive integrated curriculum on advanced leadership themes and major global issues
  • Extensive readings and preparation assignments for each session
  • Faculty lectures and facilitated discussions, with useful frameworks & tools for leading change
  • Includes dinner and open discussion

THINK TANKS

CONNECT | CONSULT | EMPLOY SKILLS | AUGMENT IDEAS

  • 2-3 day "deep dive" sessions, each focused on one major global or community challenge where Advanced Leaders might fill a gap.
  • Fellows will contribute ideas based on their experience & knowledge for immediate solution-seeking with major figures in the field under discussion and with affected constituencies
  • Faculty-facilitated problem-solving discussions with useful frameworks and tools

To view dates for 2014 Think Tanks, please visit the ALI events page here.

COURSE AUDITING

ENLARGE | ENRICH | REVISIT | GET UPDATED | FIND NEW IDEAS & TOOLS

  • Fellows may individualize their experience by auditing available courses in many areas of the University, with instructor's permission
  • Courses can be in fields relevant to Fellows' projects or enriching ideas
  • Choices can range widely-from humanities to science, professional schools to area studies
  • Fellows may audit up to two courses/term

STUDY GROUPS

MENTOR | TEACH/LEAD | CONNECT | ORGANIZE | RECRUIT

  • Fellows may lead a study group, including undergraduate or graduate students
  • Study groups may assist Fellows as they research their next-stage work
  • Students can be potential resources for developing and implementing Fellows' future projects

FELLOWSHIP EXPERIENCE

EXPLORE | NETWORK | EXPERIENCE | BUILD ALLIANCE

  • Opportunities to work with peers with equally distinguished careers
  • Fellows may choose to participate in many of the intellectual, social, and cultural events occurring on campus
  • Events with past Fellows promote exchange of ideas and amplify impact

INDEPENDENT PLAN DEVELOPMENT

REFLECT | RESEARCH | CREATE | REFINE | PLAN | WRITE | COMMIT

  • Fellows will develop their next-step plan or intervention, with access to Harvard's intellectual resources
  • Many Faculty available for input and collaboration
  • Fellows may work with students to help them advance their projects

FELLOWS' AMENITIES

Support Commensurate with Fellows' Status and Stage of Life

  • Shared office space for Fellows
  • Provision for spouse or partner to enroll in Partner Program, with invitation to join all program activities
  • Special invitations to join other Harvard events