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  • Harvard Kennedy School: Wexner Building, Room 332 79 John F. Kennedy Street Cambridge, MA, 02138 United States (map)

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 can be critical in becoming effective and balanced in our approach to those with whom we interact. The Harvard Kennedy School New England Alumni Association has developed a program focused on developing skills and strategies to use when addressing leadership challenges. This program, Leadership Survival Skills, is offered to all interested alumni and friends of the Harvard Kennedy School.

  • What does it take to be a leader?

  • What conditions give rise to leadership behavior?

  • Under what circumstances are individuals likely to lead successfully?

Each of us possesses the capacity for leadership. While acting upon it is a science, leading is born through the art of knowing who you are, what you value, and why. Dr. Deborah Osgood will facilitate an interactive and thought-provoking workshop for awakening the leader within. Once awakened, we can master the science of transformative change. Being awake influences the direction of careers, business, and communities. Life becomes straightforward.

While attending this workshop, all participants will engage in a self-discovery process of inherent strengths and core values. Participants will gain valuable insight into what makes them unique and how this uniqueness gives rise to meaning and purpose in their lives. Time and circumstances play a role in defining leadership styles and effectiveness.  Lastly, participants will be introduced to tools and process for taking a leadership role in their lives in ways that bring about positive impact, personal satisfaction, and rewards.

Dr. Osgood will share real-world examples where positive and negative life experiences - and everything in between - combine to give rise to ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

About our Speaker:  Dr. Deborah Osgood
Dr. Osgood is Founder and CEO of Osgood & Associates, Inc.:  specialists in the training and development of individuals and organizations seeking to improve workforce and quality-of-life outcomes.  Dr. Osgood is the recipient of multiple leadership awards including the Self-Made Person of the Year. She has consulted to more than 750 organizations, addressed more than 2.5 million people in 300 talks around the globe. She has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, New York Times, NASE, Entrepreneur, and the Associated Press. Dr. Osgood reaches over 100,000 annually as a motivational speaker and radio personality.

Her professional bio can be found at:

Registration for this workshop is $25 (and it includes light snacks)! If you have any questions, contact Karen Kingsbury at or call 617-227-2050. Class size is limited to 25 participants.