Effective leaders are constantly trying to understand how change can occur to impact the public good. In Leadership and Ethics, created by Christopher Robichaud, senior lecturer in ethics and public policy at Harvard Kennedy School, in concert with a team of the School’s learning designers, individuals can acquire the skills necessary to begin the practice of moral leadership to instill change that has lasting impact on your community.

“This leadership and ethics module goes above and beyond every other leadership and ethics module I’ve studied in the past. Using case studies and group work, you’re pushed to examine your personal values and your own story and at what point you’d make trade-offs for the greater good. This is, by far, the best module I’ve studied on the topic.”

-Josephine Doueihi, PLC Learner

Leadership and Ethics

Examine the difference between possessing authority and exercising leadership, identify nuances of personal and community values, and gain the tools to advance public value and justice in society.

Faculty Lead

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Christopher Robichaud

Senior Lecturer in Ethics and Public Policy

Guest Lecturers

The following are faculty guests in the Leadership and Ethics courses:

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Who Should Take These Courses?

These courses are designed for learners who want to acquire the tools to more effectively mobilize people and organizations to action. Learners gain skills to work across differences and practice ethical leadership to help organizations and individuals face adaptive challenges and make positive change at every level.

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