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Upcoming Sessions

Session Title
Creating Collaborative Solutions (Online)

Session Dates:
Faculty Chair

Program Director: Daniel Abar
Session Description

Executive Certificate: This program is part of the Public Leadership and Public Policy Executive Certificate series.
Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs): This program aligns with one or more Executive Core Qualifications.

Yesterday's institutions and leadership practices weren't designed for today's realities. Chronic problems get worse. Emergent problems threaten. Opportunities for innovation and potential solutions get lost in the shuffle. Public leaders like you experience this every day.

Creating Collaborative Solutions is a ten-week online executive program designed to improve your ability to spot and seize opportunities for value-creating solutions to problems using collaborative approaches. The task is not simply to “fix government agencies”, but rather to use the unique assets of government to organize effective collaborations across organizational and sectoral boundaries.

Led by faculty chair Mark H. Moore, this rigorous online program provides the tools to mobilize diverse resources beyond their direct control and deploy them in new, concrete initiatives. Over 10 weeks, participants will learn a variety of topics and have the opportunity to experiment directly and immediately in an operational context. Topics covered will include:

  • Strategic management
  • Public leadership
  • Policy and program design
  • Operational management and organizational learning
  • Stakeholder analysis and engagement
  • Public deliberation, negotiation, and persuasion
  • Building and deploying collaborative teams
  • Deploying digital technology to support collaborative initiatives

While the detailed schedule may vary a bit from week to week to accommodate different pedagogic approaches keyed to different topics and different faculty, generally speaking the program will consist of the following weekly schedule:

  • Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. ET: Faculty-led live taught sessions (with breaks)
  • Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. ET: Coach-led peer learning-group meetings (with breaks)
  • Weekly self-directed work: Participants will be expected to spend approximately five hours each week to complete readings and assignments between class sessions
  • Pre-program work: Estimated five hours of pre-work and a one-hour onboarding session the week prior (date and time will be shared with admitted participants)

View the draft schedule here.