Hosted exclusively for alumni of Harvard Business School's comprehensive leadership programs, the Global Alumni Leadership Summit is a unique event for Executive Education classmates to reconnect with one another and program faculty, attend plenary and case study sessions hosted by world-class thought leaders and guest speakers, and share ideas and insights as part of a global HBS community.
"Participants of our comprehensive leadership programs experience a positive inflection point in their careers as the result of world-class faculty and curriculum, a diverse mix of executives, and a campus experience unique to HBS," said Frances Frei, UPS Foundation Professor of Service Management and Senior Associate Dean for Executive Education at Harvard Business School. "We often find that this inflection point extends even further to impact how alumni reflect on their personal lives. We're honored and humbled to have alumni reunite on campus for the Global Alumni Leadership Summit to share experiences and return with fresh ideas, ready to drive meaningful change within their organizations."
Led by Das Narayandas, Senior Associate Dean for External Relations and Harvard Business Publishing, the Global Alumni Leadership Summit coincides with a pivotal time of development within the HBS campus. With the additions of Tata Hall – opened in 2014 – as well as the brand new Chao Center – opened in June – Harvard Business School Executive Education is now uniquely positioned to deliver a deeper level of engagement through its complete set of facilities dedicated to executive development.
"For the first time ever, we have a complete precinct in which to deliver a holistic learning experience for Executive Education," said Professor Narayandas. "The newly opened Chao Center is the hub of that precinct – connecting executives to faculty as well as MBA students and the broader HBS and Harvard communities – it completes a self-contained ecosystem for which to deliver learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom."
In addition to HBS faculty, the Summit features a roster of influential Harvard faculty, alumni guest speakers, and leading executives including:
- Drew Gilpin Faust, President of Harvard University, Lincoln Professor of History, Senior Fellow of the Society of Fellows, ex officio
Harvard Business School:
- Nitin Nohria, George F. Baker Professor of Administration, Dean of the Faculty, Harvard Business School
- Tommy Amaker, Head Coach, Men's Basketball Team, Harvard University
- Sir Alex Ferguson, Former Manager, Manchester United
- Reuben Mark, Retired Chairman & CEO, Colgate-Palmolive Company
- Leo F. Mullin, Senior Adviser, Goldman Sachs Group, Merchant Banking Division
- Gary Rodkin, Former CEO & President, ConAgra Foods
The above speakers are also Executive Fellows in Executive Education at HBS
- Nick Burns, Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations, Harvard Kennedy School
- Jeffrey Immelt, Chairman of the Board & CEO, General Electric
- Terry Virts, NASA Astronaut, and Colonel in the United States Air Force, and alumnus of the General Management Program
Harvard Business School asserts that executive development is a lifelong process and ongoing conversation critical in shaping the next generation of business leaders. HBS welcomes all Executive Education alumni back to its evolving campus to examine today's business challenges and opportunities alongside a network of peers and faculty, spark new conversations and impart meaningful, positive change upon the business world.
Global Alumni Leadership Summit will be hosted from August 24-26, 2016 on the Harvard Business School campus. Please visit www.exed.hbs.edu/programs/sum/ for complete program details.
Das Narayandas, Edsel Bryant Ford Professor of Business Administration, Senior Associate Dean for External Relations and Senior Associate Dean for Harvard Business Publishing.
About Harvard Business School:
Harvard Business School Executive Education, a division of Harvard Business School, is located on a 40-acre campus in Boston, Massachusetts. In fiscal year 2015, HBS faculty developed and delivered 73 open-enrollment Executive Education programs and 50 custom programs for leading organizations worldwide. More than 10,000 business executives attended programs held on campus in Boston as well as classrooms in Mumbai, and Shanghai. With global research centers in eight key regions, HBS faculty continue to develop groundbreaking research, forge powerful alliances with global organizations, and fulfill the mission of educating leaders who shape the practice of business and innovation. Learn more at www.exed.hbs.edu.
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