Education to impact.
from the initiative
Third class of mayors go back to school
July 15, 2019, New York, NY: The Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative today announced the third class of forty-one mayors from around the world who will participate in the yearlong education and professional development program designed exclusively for mayors and city leaders. The forty-one mayors joined Harvard faculty and renowned management experts in New York City this week for a 3-day, immersive classroom experience to kick-off the program.
hear from city leaders
The classroom experience in mayors' own words
After the start of the inaugural program, several participating mayors shared their thoughts on the in-person classes, saying they were able to learn "just from being around other mayors" and noting that this program is the first of its kind.
“You Have One Hundred Days”: Accelerating Government Performance in the UAE
The Initiative’s newest case, “You Have One Hundred Days,” explores how to accelerate change and enhance performance on public-sector issues, through the lens of a program in the UAE called Government Accelerators. It supports learning about different types of public sector innovation and analysis of the conditions that enable this kind of innovation. The case is freely available to download and use, and is accompanied by a “conversation note” so anyone can use the material to guide a productive discussion around ideas and themes raised in the case.
In the press
A summer of service to cities
Sixteen Harvard students embedded themselves for 10 weeks last summer in mayors’ offices around the country, targeting persistent local problems. These efforts ranged from understanding poverty in Laredo, Texas, to confronting an affordable housing shortage in Charleston, S.C., to improving Kindergarten readiness among low-income children in Baton Rouge, La.
Studying the art and science
of city leadership.
The Initiative's deep bench of faculty hail from varying disciplines within business and public policy. They're here to provide high-level executive education, to help mayors help cities.