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Each year’s Emerging Leaders program includes a mix of leadership development workshops, mentorship, and community service. Workshops are facilitated by members of the HLS community, including staff and faculty; topics range from how to develop your personal career story to emotional intelligence to difficult conversations. Mentors are selected from among Harvard Law School senior leaders. The community service component has included a gift drive for the Boys and Girls Club, a walk/run to benefit community music organization ZUMIX, and volunteering at Cradles to Crayons.

Read the bios of some of our past speakers and mentors

2017-2018 Program

2017-2018 Program

Credit: Lorin Granger

September 14, 2017: Welcome Lunch and Orientation
12:00 – 1:30 pm, WCC 3016
Guest speaker: Juliet Bowler, Senior Program Manager, Harvard Project on Disability

October 19, 2017: A Career Stroy
12:00 – 1:00 pm, WCC 3016
Guest speaker: Amy Soto EL ’13, Administrative Director, Criminal Justice Institute

November 1, 2017: Community Service Activity with Cambridge Department of Public Works
2:00 – 5:00 pm, Lewis Circle

November 1, 2017: EL Happy Hour
5:30 pm, Cambridge Common

November 9, 2017: Emotional Intelligence
11:30 am – 2:00 pm, WCC 3018
Guest Speaker: Valerie Earnshaw, BlueEQ

December 7, 2017: Mentor Panel – Meet the 2017-2018 Mentors!
Time TBD, Lewis 214A

Previous Years' Programs

Previous Years' Programs

2016-2017 Program

September 21, 2016: Welcome Lunch and Orientation
11:00-1:00pm, Hauser 105
Guest Speaker: Matthew McMahan, Public Engagement Specialist

September 28, 2016: Fall Happy Hour
5:30pm, Cambridge Common

October 19, 2016: Emotional Intelligence and Coaching
12:00pm-2:30pm, Hauser 105
Guest Speaker: Kathy Baron, Center for Workplace Development

November 9, 2016: Developing Your Career Story Workshop
1:00-3:00pm, WCC 3007
Guest Speaker: Ben Gaucherin, Chief Technology Officer, Harvard University IT

December 8, 2016: Meet your 2016-17 Mentors!
12:00pm-2:00pm, Lewis 214A
This will be an opportunity for you to get to know the mentors and for them to get to know you! We’ll also go over the mentoring component guidelines and expectations and how a mentoring relationship can assist with your leadership goals.

December 2016: Holiday Happy Hour/Social

January 2017: Mentoring Workshop

January 2017: Brown Bag Lunch Session
Guest Speaker: Kathy Baron, Center for Workplace Development

February 14, 2017 : Emotional Intelligence – Relationship Management
12:00pm-2:30pm
Guest Speaker: Kathy Baron, Center for Workplace Development

March 2017: The Power of Categories
Guest Speaker: Professor Jon Hanson, Harvard Law School

March 2017: Difficult Conversations Workshop

Guest Speaker: Rachel Viscomi, Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School
This workshop will review some strategies for raising challenging topics effectively.

April 2017: Situational Leadership
Guest Speaker: Jessica Soban, Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Admissions

May 10, 2017: Closing Ceremony and Reception
3:00-4:30pm
5th Annual Emerging Leaders at HLS Closing Ceremony. Remarks from guest speakers including Dean Minow, and Kevin Moody, Program to be followed by a light reception during which we will take a few photographs.

May 2017: Human Resources Session
Guest Speaker: Kevin Moody, Assistant Dean and Chief Human Resources Officer, HLS
A discussion about careers at HLS and at Harvard, and resources that are available to you as an internal hire.