Bloomberg Philanthropies and Harvard Launch City Leadership Initiative

Friday, August 26, 2016

Bloomberg Philanthropies and Harvard Launch City Leadership Initiative

Funded by a $32 million gift from Michael R. Bloomberg, Harvard University and Bloomberg Philanthropies have announced the launch of a joint initiative aimed at advancing leadership, management, and innovation in cities across America and around the world.

The Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative will equip urban leaders with the tools, skills, and support they need — most of it made freely available — to tackle the complex leadership and management challenges associated with governing cities in the twenty-first century. Through the initiative, as many as three hundred mayors and four hundred top mayoral aides will participate in executive training programs over the next four years. The initiative also will establish student internships in mayors’ offices, create on-demand programming for participating cities, fund new research on innovations in city government, and launch an executive coaching program through which successful mayors will mentor other elected city officials...

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