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Public Leaders in Southeast Europe, a Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education program, Özyeğin University, Istanbul, 3-7 June 2012‏

Public Leaders in Southeast Europe
A Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education Program

3-7 June 2012
Özyeğin University
Istanbul, Turkey

As the United States’ oldest institution of higher learning, Harvard University has served as a center of excellence across the world for centuries. Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education programs provide highly collaborative and academically rigorous courses that address the needs of leaders from around the world. Public Leaders in Southeast Europe will offer participants analytical and problem-solving tools critical for advancing individual and organizational goals that are vital for generating, managing and leveraging change in an era of growing global complexity. The program is designed for senior professionals in the public and nonprofit sectors in Southeast and East-Central Europe.

The program’s institutional host this year will be Özyeğin University, which was founded in 2005 with the objective of serving society as an innovative, creative and entrepreneurial education center. The Kokkalis Program is also pleased to announce that Turkey’s Ministry for EU Affairs is a sponsor of this year’s program, and is grateful to the ministry for its support.

Application deadline: 30 April 2012
Program fee: $5,250 (Full tuition scholarships will be provided by the Kokkalis Program for all admitted applicants)
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Instruction will focus on four main areas, led by Harvard faculty who are experts in these fields:

Negotiation and Conflict Management, Professor Brian Mandell: This module provides a toolkit of strategic and analytical skills and conceptual frameworks that enable participants to accurately diagnose, shape and direct negotiations within and across organizations and sectors; design consensus-building procedures and build winning coalitions; examine cross-cultural differences and ethical dilemmas; sustain cooperative relationships; and manage complex, competitive environments.

Leadership, Professor Dean Williams: This module sharpens participants’ skills in exercising leadership in the midst of conflicting forces that arise within political and organizational systems faced with adaptive challenges by developing: a conceptual foundation, diagnostic framework, practical toolbox and an increased capacity for mobilizing people inside and outside of an organization to tackle difficult challenges. The exercise of leadership and the use of authority in diverse, cross-cultural and international settings will also be examined.

Communication, Professor Marie Danziger: This module analyzes the secrets of persuasive public speaking by providing concrete guidelines for a range of difficult leadership situations including addressing a hostile audience, delivering bad news, responding to allegations of failure or misconduct, defining core values, and creative storytelling. The goal is to develop a trustworthy and engaging public voice when addressing audiences with diverse political ideologies.

Innovation, Professor Elaine Kamarck: This module addresses the growing inability of governments and organizations to deal with public problems through old methods and traditional practices. This module aims to assist participants in devising novel institutional arrangements to meet contemporary challenges, and teaches new managerial practices that enable participants to implement and sustain such new arrangements. It also offers insights on how to build comprehensive plans for executing change and seeks to provide participants with knowledge and strategies on how to influence an organization’s culture and alter the ways organizations and institutions respond to the challenge of innovation.

Ilyana Sawka, Program Coordinator
Kokkalis Program on Southeastern & East-Central Europe
John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 USA
+1.617.496.7115 phone, +1.617.496.5700 fax