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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 79 John F. Kennedy Street Cambridge, MA, 02138 United States (map)
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The Harvard Kennedy School has long stressed the importance of leadership in organizations, government, and business.

Regardless of the leadership framework, theory, or practice one might embrace, continuing to explore leadership styles and capacity is critical in becoming effective and balanced in our approach to those with whom we interact.

This Harvard Kennedy School New England Alumni Association program focuses on the development of the skills and strategies needed for addressing leadership challenges.

This program, Leadership Survival Skills, is offered to all interested alumni and friends of the Harvard Kennedy School.

About the Workshop

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.

  • How do we respond skillfully and wisely ?

  • How do we find our way ?

  • How can individual and collective healing ease the pain and begin the recovery ?

Join us for an opportunity to gather and explore these questions and navigate through what may feel like endless crises and chaos.

About our Speakers: Sarah Whiteley and Judy Wallace

Sarah Whiteley and Judy Wallace will facilitate this experiential workshop. They will host an authentic space for dialogue and connectivity and help participants explore techniques for riding the waves of uncertainty, transition, and upheaval. The workshop will include an introduction to Participatory Circles, Systemic Constellations, and Creative Community Exploration.

Sarah Whiteley is well known in Europe for her work with individuals and groups as they explore transformation in their community and organizations. She is Co-Initiator and Steward of the Art of Hosting; Co-Founder of The Systemic Learning Center, Axladitsa Avatakia, Greece; Co-Founder of the Living Wholeness Institute; Co-Founder of SIZ-Hellas; and most recently, Founder of Conscious Evolution.

Judy Wallace's professional journey has interwoven teaching, learning, and facilitating. Her skills and métier have been honed through years of international work. Judy has consulted with individuals confronting the turmoil and trauma of the American Civil Rights Movement in the U.S. and shared her skills and insights with Eastern Europeans living in the shadow and contemplating the legacy of World War II and Communist oppression. More recently, Judy has woven Social Healing Constellations to shed light on the underpinnings of and bring healing to the deepening tribal divisions which separate Americans.

Judy and Sarah co-host circles, gatherings, and virtual calls across several continents, supporting groups as they inquire into large questions and sense together what is asking to brought alive in these turbulent times.

How/How Much

  • Date/Time: November 13, 2018 6:00pm to 8:30pm

  • Location: Harvard Kennedy School, Belfer Building; Hauser Conference Room; Lobby B-L-4

  • Register by clicking the RSVP Button below

  • If you have any questions, contact Karen Kingsbury at or call 617 227 2050

  • Class size is limited to 25 participants.

  • The workshop fee is $25 (and includes light snacks)!