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Career Development Training: “Authorizing Ourselves and Others” & “Communication as an Essential Leadership Skill”

May 12th, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

This event is part of the 2023 Leadership & Faculty Development Program Conference.

“Authorizing Ourselves and Others”

This session focuses on the choices that we make to bring ourselves fully into spaces in which we work with and for others. We will examine the nature of those choices and the consequences for us and the work that we wish to do in the world. We will examine the implications as well for when and how we create space for others – which we can understand as acts of leadership.

William Kahn, MBA
Everett W. Lord Distinguished Faculty Scholar
Professor, Management & Organizations
Boston University, Questrom School of Business

“Communication as an Essential Leadership Skill”

Over our lives we’ve each developed a preference for how we like to communicate and interact with people. This style impacts how we set up and run our teams, enact leadership, and contribute in our organizations. Challenges arise when we are communicating across different styles, potentially leading to misunderstandings and misinterpretations. Prior to this session participants will complete an online
diagnostic. This self-knowledge becomes the basis for becoming effective when interacting with people who have different rules. The workshop will focus on strategies for three important situations:
• improving critical relationships, particularly those challenged by diverse styles;
• managing how your leadership is perceived, ensuring that it is seen and valued;
• and influencing others in ways that make sense to them.

Mary Shapiro, MBA
Professor of Practice
Organizational Behavior Management
Simmons University

These sessions are open to HMS and HSDM faculty, trainees, administrators, and health policy alumni fellows only.

Sponsored by Harvard Medical School Office for Diversity Inclusion & Community Partnership.


Date: May 12th, 2023
Time: 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Calendars: School-wide Events, University-wide Events
Event types: Trainings and Workshops


Longwood Campus
Countway Library, Harvard Medical School, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston, MA
In Person