Four-Day Program

Professional & Executive Development Program Develops LGBTQ+ Leaders

Cambridge, MA (USA), February 2024 - Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education's Professional & Executive Development has launched a new leadership program designed to empower LGBTQ+ professionals to thrive as leaders. The intensive four-day program, held on Harvard's Cambridge, MA campus in July 2024, will provide participants with leadership strategies tailored to their unique experiences and identities.

LGTBTQ+ Leadership Program - Leading with Pride, was designed specifically to help this audience gain skills in authentic leadership, strategic thinking, navigating organizational cultures, and positioning themselves for advancement. It incorporates interactive sessions, case studies, expert panels, and networking opportunities to help participants develop critical leadership skills.

"This program allows LGBTQ+ professionals like me to fully embrace our identities and experiences as we develop our leadership abilities," said lead instructor and expert-in-residence Shawn O'Connor. "Participants will leave with tangible tools to elevate their careers while fostering more inclusive workplaces."

O'Connor's teaching team is rounded out with recognized leaders Andy Bandyopadhyay, Nancy Forsyth, and Bob Bordone, and participants will leave with tangible tools to elevate their careers while fostering more inclusive workplaces.

Topics range from personal branding, to negotiation, to mentorship, culminating with the creation of a personal action plan. The LGBTQ+ Leadership Program aims to give its mid-to-senior level participants the confidence and skills to make a transformative impact as leaders within their organizations. Registration is open for the inaugural on-campus program, which starts 15 July.