Leadership Survival Skills Workshop XXXIV: Stages of Team Development
Oct
22
6:00 PM18:00

Leadership Survival Skills Workshop XXXIV: Stages of Team Development

Workshop XXXIV Stages of Team Development
Location: Harvard Kennedy School, Wexner Common Areas, Room G02
Date and Time: Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 from 6:00 - 8:30 PM

What explains the fact some teams seem to be so collaborative and at ease with one another, while other seem to be at war? Why do some team members think they are the only ones who can do something right, while other teams are full of trust in one another? And, why is it some teams accept what they are told to do - even when it makes no sense - while other teams will question and push back on direction until the best course of action is found?

In this workshop, we will explore what drives these and other differences in team culture and behavior. Using Adult Development Theory and the framework presented in Dave Logan's Tribal Leadership, we'll look at how to assess a team's stage of development by listening to their language and sense-making. We will also map these two models to each other to see how individual development shows up in teams.


TAKEAWAYS

  • Understanding of the team as a system. A team is greater than the sum of its members' parts and the system influences the individuals within it.

  • Assessment of stages of development in client teams.

  • Exploration of ways to help client teams advance to higher-performance stages.

  • Ability to describe why team stage is important, how stage advancement improves performance, and how to make ongoing results from sustainable.

  • Specific coaching exercises to help teams experience their own and each other's stage of development.

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER

Beth Shapiro specializes in helping organizations build the capacity to execute on strategy and change initiatives as needed. She coaches, trains, and consults on teaming, workforce engagement, and leadership development. Beth holds an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School. She is credentialed as an individual coach and an Organization and Relationship Systems Coach. She has served on the faculty of two of the world's most prestigious coaching schools: The Coaches Training Institute and CRR Global.  Her background includes more than 20 years of management and leadership in the private and non-profit sectors. In addition to coaching, Beth designs and delivers powerful, custom experiential training aimed at increasing workforce engagement, leadership capacity, and strategic effectiveness. 

For more information on Beth Shapiro:  https://sustain-success.com/

Class size is limited to 25 participants. The workshop fee is $25 (and includes light snacks)!

Register Here

If you have any questions, contact Karen Kingsbury at KMKingsbury@post.harvard.edu or call 617 227 2050

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HKS on Beacon Hill Happy Hour
Oct
23
5:00 PM17:00

HKS on Beacon Hill Happy Hour

HKS on Beacon Hill Happy Hour

Wednesday, October 23
5:00 pm
Scholar's, School Street, Boston

This event is for Kennedy School alums working in or around the Massachusetts State House - this includes staff on Beacon Hill, agency staff from the Executive Branch, and staff from non-profits or lobbying firms active at the State House.

HKS on Beacon Hill meets irregularly a few times a year to network, share ideas, and revisit our days in Cambridge.

Questions about being added to the HKS on Beacon Hill email list can be directed to zcrowley50@gmail.com

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The Art of Happiness- Back to the Classroom with Professor Arthur Brooks
Oct
28
5:30 PM17:30

The Art of Happiness- Back to the Classroom with Professor Arthur Brooks

How can we be happier leaders and build happier communities among those we lead? Why do individuals and enterprises need happy leaders?

Social scientist and Harvard professor of practice Arthur Brooks answers these questions by weaving together the growing science of human happiness, neuroscience, philosophy, and its applications to modern leadership.

If you miss the HKS classroom experience, come and have a class with Arthur Brooks, HKS Professor of the Practice of Public Leadership and HBS Arthur C. Patterson Faculty Fellows on The Art of Happiness. 

Arthur Brooks is president of the American Enterprise Institute. He is a bestselling author, Washington Post columnist, and host of the podcast “The Arthur Brooks Show.”

Sign up here.

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Leadership Breakfast Following Failed Leaders: Lessons Learned from a Professional Interim Executive Director
Oct
29
8:00 AM08:00

Leadership Breakfast Following Failed Leaders: Lessons Learned from a Professional Interim Executive Director

Leadership Breakfast: Following Failed Leaders: Lessons Learned from a Professional Interim Executive Director


Tuesday, October 29, 2019
8:00am - 9:00am
124 Mt. Auburn Street, 1st Floor, Suite 100N, Room 106
Cambridge, MA 02138


Jeff Katz, MC-MPA 2000, has served as interim Executive Director for 10 vastly different nonprofit organizations, ranging in size from 1 employee to 350 with a wide variety of missions. Organizations he has led include a national organization of top chefs, a school in rural Nicaragua, a Vietnamese Community Center, parochial school parents fighting the Boston Archdiocese, a large Community Development Corporation, two organizations serving people with developmental disabilities, and two homeless shelters.

Jeff will share his experience of leading organizations through crisis, the universal experiences of organizations undergoing leadership transitions, adapting to the cultures of vastly different organizations and most importantly, lessons learned from following failed leaders.

Jeff Katz is a senior non-profit consultant with over 40 years of experience, first as a non-profit Executive Director and for the past 20 years as a consultant.  Jeff specializes in organizational transitions, leading executive searches and serving as an Interim Executive Director.  In addition to his work as a non-profit consultant, Jeff is a nationally recognized child welfare expert.  He led an influential national research project at Harvard, was a member of the Obama for President Child Policy team, has testified before Congress, and played a role in passing the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997. His op-ed pieces have been published in the Washington Post, Boston Globe, and many other publications.

Please bring coffee or tea, bagels will be provided.  RSVP to madelinesnowtypadis@gmail.com 


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Nov
22
7:00 PM19:00

Humor for Humanity with Jimmy Tingle and His Funny Friends from Harvard

A hilarious night of standup comedy, community building, ‘Fun-Raising’, and a pre-holiday celebration to benefit the Harvard Kennedy School New England Alumni Association.

Jimmy Tingle will host the event and live auction featuring Harvard alumni currently working as standup comics locally and nationally.

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Our MC:

  • Jimmy Tingle: 2010; Harvard Kennedy School; MPA @jimmytingle Jimmy is the founder of Humor for Humanity and was a 2018 candidate for LT Governor of Mass.  He’s appeared on The Tonight Show, Conan O’Brien, and HBO, and was a commentator and humorist for 60 Minutes II and MSNBC. He is a board member and former president of HKS New England Alumni Association.

Our Lineup:

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  • Zachary Brazão:  2016; concentration in Social Studies. Zach started performing in the Boston area in 2015, was a finalist in the 2017 Boston Comedy Festival and placed third in the Massachusetts Funniest Person contest at Laugh Boston. He’s traveled the festival circuit as well, including the Cape Fear Comedy Festival, Cleveland Comedy Festival, and Rogue Island Comedy Festival, and brought his unique “homegrown” sense of humor all the way to Calgary, Canada.  

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  • Hanna Evensen: 2016; concentration in Social Studies, 2ndary in Earth and Planetary Sciences. Hanna started performing in 2016, moved to Vienna, Austria and was soon headlining and selling out shows throughout the European circuit. Back in the US, she won the Rooster T Feathers comedy competition and finished as a semi-finalist in the San Francisco International Comedy Competition in 2018. She is in her final year of law school at Harvard and hoping to make enough money from comedy to support her lawyering hobby.

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  • Jess Fleischer: 2010; concentrated in history and literature. Jess performs comedy all over NY City from the basements of Greenwich Village to the roast battles at The Stand to the prestigious New York Comedy Club. She’s appeared in the Boston Comedy Festival and the Devil’s Comedy Festival in NY City. When she’s not doing comedy, she’s getting a Ph.D. in British history.

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  • Ethan Herschenfeld: 1990; concentrated in English and American Literature and also dabbled in Languages and Sciences. While at Harvard, he performed in many Harvard Radcliffe Dramatic Club productions. He is an accomplished opera singer, comedian and actor. Look for him in his upcoming TV appearances including Castle Rock (Hulu), and The Plot against America (HBO). He organized the first Harvard alumni comedy show at the New York Harvard Club in 2018, which became the catalyst for tonight’s event.


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  • Tommy O’Regan: 2015; concentrated in Government and played hockey. Tommy started performing in 2016 and in 2017 won “Best Newcomer” at the Manhattan Comedy Festival. He’s written and acted in Barstool Sports’ “Variety Hour” sketch show and is the co-founder of the annual “Laughing with Your Buddies” charity show for the Travis Roy Foundation in which he recently opened for Bill Burr at The Wilbur Theatre in Boston.

Event Info:

Friday, November 22, 7:00-9:30 pm

Harvard Club, 374 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA

Doors open at 7:00 pm. Show starts at 7:30

Tickets: $50 include light bites. More information here.

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 Initiative for Institutional Anti-racism and Accountability (IARA) Conference
Oct
16
11:00 AM11:00

Initiative for Institutional Anti-racism and Accountability (IARA) Conference

The Initiative for Institutional Anti-racism and Accountability (IARA) is a new initiative in the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School directed by Khalil Gibran Muhammad, a professor of History, Race, and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and the Suzanne Young Murray Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies. The goal of this enterprise is to use research and policy to promote anti-racism as a core value and institutional norm. To this end, IARA proposes to further explore and examine how understanding and engaging with institutional history impacts organizations when forging a path forward for equity. While the field of racial equity and anti-racism is not new, it remains underdeveloped within the context of applied knowledge and pedagogy for organizational behavior and institutional change.

In conjunction with the convening, and in partnership with the Wiener Center for Social Policy, IARA will be bringing the Undesign the Redline exhibit to the Kennedy School. The exhibit will be installed at the Wiener Center, and open to the public. We encourage Truth & Transformation participants to take some time to visit the exhibit while you are at the Kennedy School. Learn more by visiting the Exhibit page on this site.

Event Info:

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

11:00 am- 7:00 pm

Harvard Kennedy School
79 John F. Kennedy St, Cambridge MA 01238
Nye ABC, Taubman Building 5th floor

For more information and to register, click here.

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HKS Serves at the 122nd Boston Marathon
Apr
14
8:30 AM08:30

HKS Serves at the 122nd Boston Marathon

Sign up deadline for volunteers is Feb. 6

For the sixth year in a row, the Harvard Kennedy School New England Alumni Association and current students are organizing an HKS Boston Marathon volunteer support team. The Boston Marathon is one of the most famous athletic events in the world and draws runners from dozens of countries and all 50 states.

Take advantage of the fact you are in Boston and participate in this world-renowned event! Due to class schedules, the HKS team volunteers for four hours on the Sunday (April 14) before the marathon at either the runners’ expo or the pasta dinner.

E-mail Christina Marin at christina.l.marin@gmail.com before Feb. 6 for sign up instructions.

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Speak with Impact: Meet Allison Shapira (MC/MPA 2010) founder and CEO of Global Public Speaking
Apr
2
7:00 PM19:00

Speak with Impact: Meet Allison Shapira (MC/MPA 2010) founder and CEO of Global Public Speaking

Join us at the Harvard Coop to celebrate the release of Speak with Impact: How to Command the Room and Influence Others, written by HKS alumna and Global Public Speaking Founder/CEO Allison Shapira and published by HarperCollins Leadership.

The evening will include a discussion by the author, a book signing, and informal networking after the event. Books will be available for purchase at the event. More…

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Access to Healthcare: What Lies Ahead?
Mar
21
6:30 PM18:30

Access to Healthcare: What Lies Ahead?

Despite the expansion of health insurance coverage with the Affordable Care Act, almost 20 percent of people living in the United States are still unable to afford or access healthcare. How do we improve access to healthcare in a healthcare system where patients are coping with the advantages and challenges posed by rapid technological changes in healthcare, evolving healthcare insurance markets, and increasing healthcare costs? Join us as our panel comprised of top experts and thought leaders in this area will discuss initiatives to improve access to healthcare, including new technologies that improve patients’ and healthcare providers’ access to technology-enabled health & wellness applications, innovative primary care group models, upcoming trends in healthcare policies, and discussion of costs of care.  More…

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Back to the HKS Classroom: Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) and What Leaders Need To Know About Them 
Feb
26
6:00 PM18:00

Back to the HKS Classroom: Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) and What Leaders Need To Know About Them 

Self-driving cars, trucks, and other autonomous vehicles are already fundamentally disrupting how policymakers think about urban planning, budgets, public transportation, and mobility in general. Staying ahead of these rapidly emerging technologies and preparing the next generation of leaders to think through their ramifications has kept Harvard Kennedy School thought leaders in the fast-lane.  More…

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HKS on Beacon Hill: Meet-up for Beacon Hill Staffers
Jan
23
5:00 PM17:00

HKS on Beacon Hill: Meet-up for Beacon Hill Staffers

HKS on Beacon Hill are Kennedy School alums working in or around the Massachusetts State House - this includes staff on Beacon Hill, agency staff from the Executive Branch, and staff from non-profits or lobbying firms active at the State House. We meet a few times a year to network, share ideas, and revisit our days in Cambridge. More…

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Alumni Dinner Discussion: Greece Theme!
Dec
4
6:45 PM18:45

Alumni Dinner Discussion: Greece Theme!

HKSNEAA arranges dinners themed around specific topics. You will dine with a small group of HKS alumni, and you will have some suggested conversations starters. But since you are an HKS grad, we doubt you’ll need much guidance once you break the ice with one another. Network, learn, think, and have fun! Join us at the Salonika Restaurant in Harvard Square for a Greek-themed conversation! More…

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Classroom Session: The Fragile State of the World: Why Our Era of Globalization is in Trouble and How to Save It
Dec
3
6:00 PM18:00

Classroom Session: The Fragile State of the World: Why Our Era of Globalization is in Trouble and How to Save It

  • Harvard Business School, Aldrich Hall 210 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Out of all the classroom sessions for the HBS reunion, this lecture got the most accolades. It’s a not-to-be-missed opportunity to understand the political shifts we’ve seen over the last four years. We are honored to be joined by HBS Professor Rawi Abdelal, Herbert F. Johnson Professor of International Management, who will discuss globalization in the modern era. More…

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Leadership Breakfast: Engaging multiple constituencies with opposite interests: lessons in adaptive leadership
Nov
27
8:00 AM08:00

Leadership Breakfast: Engaging multiple constituencies with opposite interests: lessons in adaptive leadership

Tom Powers (HKS, MC-MPA) will discuss leadership challenges in a case study about engaging multiple constituencies in creating new state environmental rules in an election year. Tom and Abby Yanow will highlight elements of the adaptive leadership framework in the case study. More…

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Leadership Survival Skills Workshop XXXII: Seeding the Field for Optimism Amidst Chaos... Finding New Ways to Navigate Through Crisis
Nov
13
6:00 PM18:00

Leadership Survival Skills Workshop XXXII: Seeding the Field for Optimism Amidst Chaos... Finding New Ways to Navigate Through Crisis

  • Harvard Kennedy School, Belfer Building; Hauser Conference Room; Lobby B-L-4 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We are living in truly transformative times: they are ever-changing, shifting, and challenging. We are torn apart and then told to evolve.

These times have seen a resurfacing of old wounds and painful divisions. These reemerging afflictions can no longer be pushed into the shadows, kept secret, or denied. The emotional bruises almost shout from the rooftops to be seen, acknowledged, and healed. More…

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Alumni Dinner Discussion: Reflections on the November 6 midterm elections
Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

Alumni Dinner Discussion: Reflections on the November 6 midterm elections

HKSNEAA arranges dinners themed around specific topics. You will dine with a small group of HKS alumni, and you will have some suggested conversations starters. But since you are an HKS grad, we doubt you’ll need much guidance once you break the ice with one another. Network, learn, think, and have fun! Join us at the Maharaja Restaurant in Harvard Square as we discuss the outcome of the November 6 midterm elections. More…

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Alumni Dinner Discussion: Innovation vs. Maintenance in the Boston Nonprofit Sector
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

Alumni Dinner Discussion: Innovation vs. Maintenance in the Boston Nonprofit Sector

HKSNEAA arranges dinners themed around specific topics. You will dine with a small group of HKS alumni, and you will have some suggested conversations starters. But since you are an HKS grad, we doubt you’ll need much guidance once you break the ice with one another. Network, learn, think, and have fun! Next up… Alumni Dinner Discussion: Innovation v. Maintenance; In Boston’s nonprofit sector do we over fund innovation the risk of maintenance or the opposite? More…

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Leadership Breakfast: Discussion about leadership challenges with Mayor Yvonne Spicer
Sep
25
8:00 AM08:00

Leadership Breakfast: Discussion about leadership challenges with Mayor Yvonne Spicer

Mayor Yvonne Spicer is the first Mayor of the City of Framingham. A 32-year Framingham, Massachusetts resident, and long-time educator, Mayor Spicer was previously the Vice President for Advocacy and Educational Partnerships at Boston’s Museum of Science. While there, Mayor Spicer was known for building partnerships in STEM education with policymakers, school districts, municipalities, business and other non-profit organizations. Prior to that, she was an administrator in both the Framingham and Newton public schools, after beginning her career as a teacher in Framingham. More...
 
Please RSVP to madelinesnowtypadis@gmail.com

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