Monday, April 4, 2011

Boston's Future Leaders Spend a Day at Harvard Business School

As part of the Chamber Leadership Initiative, the Boston's Future Leaders program is in its 7th year of providing the leaders of tomorrow with a platform a platform for professional development and significant opportunities for growth and exposure.

Recently, the 2011 Boston’s Future Leaders class participated in a 1 ½ day program at Harvard Business School entitled “Business Leaders as Social Value Creators.” The 80 members of the 2011 class used case studies on Timberland and Goldman Sachs to explore the important issue of Corporate Social Responsibility and how it can be enacted in today’s business environment. In addition, Professor Dutch Leonard led the class through Ernest Shackleton’s journey to the South Pole as a lesson on leadership in crisis. This case led to a lively discussion on this important and timely topic!

In between case studies and class discussion, participants had ample time for networking over dinner and connecting through small discussion groups. Overall, the 1 ½ days that the 2011 Boston’s Future Leaders class spend at HBS will provide a strong foundation for the rest of the program year.

Next Up… the Boston’s Future Leaders will have a “behind the scenes” look at Gillette/Procter & Gamble and hear from their local leadership team. Later in the year, the group will spend a day at Suffolk University Sawyer Business School on the topic of "Connecting Business and Government."

Nominations for the 2012 Boston's Future Leaders program will be available in September. The program is open to all Chamber member companies.

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