Shopping information on MLD Courses – AY2021-22

In addition to posts on this homepage, a collection of informative shopping and instructor information for AY 2021-22 courses and a
Video Overview of the MLD Area Courses and Pedagogy are available on our site here.

**Access to links (and subsequently, recordings) of live shopping sessions with the faculty instructors taking place on Aug. 30 and 31 are available on the course Canvas sites, links to which are available
through the shopping session schedule posted on the HKS website here.**

HKS Faculty Position Posting: – Professor of Practice in Public Leadership

Harvard Kennedy School is a preeminent training ground for public leaders, and prepares its students to exercise leadership in a world with an array of social, political, and economic challenges. The School’s training combines rigorous academic preparation with extensive interaction with leading practitioners. HKS now seeks someone to serve as a Professor of Practice in Public Leadership. The candidate may also be appointed by the HKS Dean to serve as Co-Director of the School’s Center for Public Leadership in collaboration with an academic faculty member.

At HKS, Professors of Practice are senior members of the faculty who bring their insights and experiences to students through the degree-program and executive-education courses they teach, and who use their distinctive perspectives to influence the School’s curriculum, research, and engagement with other practitioners. Current Professors of Practice include people who have held very senior positions in federal and local government or in other important public institutions in civil society. The new Professor of Practice will work to advance the practice of principled, just, and effective public leadership through their scholarship and commentary and by contributing directly to the development of new generations of public leaders through teaching and mentorship, and through building and directing programs and activities at the Center for Public Leadership.

At the Center for Public Leadership, pre-eminent leadership faculty, esteemed public leaders, skilled staff, and extraordinary students create a fertile laboratory for public leadership development, including experiential learning spanning the classroom to the field of public service. Diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and access are core values in the Center’s learning community.

The Center is home to fellowships for roughly 120 students who receive significant aid to attend the School and engage in extensive co-curricular activities to build their leadership capacity. The Center offers additional programming and resources that are open to all HKS students, including opportunities throughout the year to engage with distinguished public leaders in residence.  The Center supports a vibrant community of HKS faculty members with research and teaching related to the development of aspiring public leaders and agents of social innovation and change. The Co-Directors of the Center for Public Leadership report to the HKS Dean and are responsible for setting the Center’s strategy, cultivating relationships to develop the financial resources necessary for the Center’s success, collaborating with faculty and staff across the School, and working with the Center’s Executive Director to manage the roughly 30-person team.

The Professor of Practice will be expected to play a leading role in facilitating interactions between students and leading civic and governmental leaders.  The professor should be a person with a broad set of external relationships that will benefit the Center, its students and the School’s pedagogy.

In making faculty appointments, we use the following five criteria:

  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Achievement in applied public policy and management
  • Potential institutional contribution
  • Quality of mind

Harvard Kennedy School is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law. The Harvard Kennedy School is committed to building a diverse academic community, so we encourage applications from women, members of minority groups, and people of all political views and socioeconomic standings.

Candidates should email a cover letter, CV, references, relevant publications, and evidence of teaching potential to mldsearch@hks.harvard.edu.  The committee will begin reviewing candidates immediately and continue until the position is filled.

HKS Faculty Position Posting: Tenure-track – Management and Behavior of Organizations

The Harvard Kennedy School invites applications for one or more full time, tenure track positions in the management and behavior of organizations.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in organizational behavior, management, sociology, social psychology, decision science, public policy or another field related to the study of human behavior at an intrapersonal, interpersonal, organizational, or societal levels of analysis. Candidates with a strong track record and/or scholarly potential in any area of management, leadership, or behavioral decision research are encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in the areas of management and leadership relevant to public and/or nonprofit organizations, with a preference for candidates interested in locating a significant part of their research in either government or nonprofit organizations. In particular, we welcome applications from those with research and/or teaching backgrounds in public management at the city or state level.

This search focuses on candidates eligible for appointment as assistant or (untenured) associate professors.

In making faculty appointments, we use the following five criteria:

  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Achievement in applied public policy and management
  • Potential institutional contribution
  • Quality of mind

Harvard Kennedy School is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law. The Harvard Kennedy School is committed to building a diverse academic community, so we encourage applications from women, members of minority groups, and people of all political views and socioeconomic standings.

Applicants should submit a research statement (along with teaching evaluations, if available), C.V., up to three representative publications or working papers, and three letters of recommendation at https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/10403.

Review of applications will begin on September 30, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

MLD-632M: Transforming Public Interest Organizations with Grant Freeland

Vision, Effective Leadership, Organizational Design and Culture, Developing Human Resources and Growing Capabilities are all key levers for transforming public interest organizations. How do leaders, consultants and other change agents strategically operate these levers is the subject of MLD-362M Transforming Public Interest Organizations taught by Grant Freeland.  During his years working in the field as managing director and senior partner with Boston Consulting Group, Freeland’s work has focused on driving transformations in large organizations in both the private and public sector. His work included organizational redesigns, creating high performance workforces, fostering culture change, boosting leadership effectiveness, and creating digital and agile organizations. Bringing this wealth of experience into MLD-362M, Freeland and his students explore a variety of organizations from large government departments; to foundations; to academic institutions; and not-for-profits. The course prepares students for advising leaders, and those leading organizational transformations, and is based on the premise that organizations need to adopt new strategies and policies as their environment changes. This course focuses less on developing those strategies and policies, but more on how to drive change through the organization, in order to more successfully implement that strategy. In addition to exploring multiple case examples, the course develops an integrated view on the levers that drive transformations. Applying that view, students then learn what are the tools to develop a Transformation plan to perform effective change and implementation management.  Key areas of such a plan include sequencing phases of change; change analysis; communication; stakeholder identification; stakeholder plans and actions, and creating mechanisms for tracking, accountability and transparency.

Harvard students can learn more by viewing the Course Preview Video and joining the live shopping Zoom session.

MLD-362M is offered in the Fall semester at the Harvard Kennedy School. If you have questions about this course, or any other in the MLD curriculum, email Greg Dorchak, MLD Area Administrator.

MLD-103M: PDIA in Action: Development Through Facilitated Emergence with Matthew Andrews

Many development experts use plan and control methods to introduce new policy solutions into complex settings. Too often these results end up in in failure. Effective leaders in the challenging development context should be using more flexible facilitated emergence methods instead, but often they do not know what these methods involve. MLD-103M: PDIA in Action: Development Through Facilitated Emergence taught by Matthew Andrews, Edward S. Mason Senior Lecturer in International Development, is a Spring 2 module course that introduces students to a new approach to doing facilitated emergence, Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation (PDIA) in the development context. Students will learn how to facilitate discussions about problems and potential solutions, to engage with teams, and to facilitate an iterative learning process. MLD-103M is a complementary course to MLD-102: Getting Things Done: Management in a Development Context also taught by Matthew Andrews, although MLD-102 is not a pre-requisite.

To learn more, view this general introduction to PDIA. Check out the PDIA Toolkit from the Building State Capability program.

and Watch Matt explain more about the model, and read his related blogpost. Listen to a podcast introducing his co-authored 2017 book which explains the origins of and ideas behind the PDIA model. Download the book itself here.

 

MLD-103M will be offered at Harvard Kennedy School in the Spring 1 module of 2021. If you have questions about this course, or any other in the MLD curriculum, email Greg Dorchak, MLD Area Administrator.

MLD-802M: Nonprofit Management and Leadership with Arthur Brooks

Arthur Brooks
Arthur Brooks, Professor of the Practice of Public Leadership

Students seeking a broad introductory overview of non-profit management — from historical and legal origins, relationships to government, organizational structure, strategic planning, fundraising and communications, and modes of leadership — will want to enroll in MLD-802M: Nonprofit Management and Leadership with Arthur Brooks.  As President for 11 years of the American Enterprise Institute, and, before that, as a scholar of the non-profit sector at The Maxwell School at Syracuse University, Brooks, now William Henry Bloomberg Professor of the Practice of Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School and Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School, is uniquely qualified to teach both the academic and practical concepts critical to future leaders of non-profit organizations.

His course is appropriate for students with interests ranging across the sector, from social services, to international aid, to the arts. Featuring guests like HKS pioneering scholar on Public Value, Mark Moore; President Emerita of Harvard University and the Arthur Kingsley Porter University Professor, Drew Gilpin FaustIan Rowe, founding CEO of Public Prep, a nonprofit network of public charter schools based in the South Bronx and Lower East Side of Manhattan; and social entrepreneur Dan Pallotta, this course will draw on proven frameworks and real world examples to provide students an intellectual and practical foundation for further coursework and careers in the sector.

Harvard student https://www.danpallotta.com/can view Arthur Brooks’s detailed Course Preview Video.  In addition to his interest in non-profit management, Brooks writes, speaks, and podcasts on a wide range of topics. Find out more at his personal homepage arthurbrooks.com.

MLD-802M will be taught at HKS in the Fall 2020 semester.  A complementary course in non-profit financial management MLD-427 Managing Financial Resources in Non Profit Organizations with James Honan is offered in the spring 2021 semester. Both courses may be taken for credit.
HKS also offers several other courses in the non-profit and social innovation areas:

MLD-830         Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Private and Social Sectors with Richard Cavanagh
MLD-831         Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Private and Social Sectors – Business Plan Workshop with Richard Cavanagh
MLD-836M      Social Entrepreneurship/Social Enterprises 101: How to Go from Start-Up to End Up with James Bildner
MLD-840         Entrepreneurial Finance with Carl Byers [ Not offered AY2021-22]

If you have any questions about this course, or any other in the MLD curriculum, email Greg Dorchak, MLD Area Administrator.