Faith & Leadership in a Fragmented World, Immersion Workshop

The Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership presents

Faith & Leadership in a Fragmented World, Immersion Workshop—January 17–20, 2011


Diana Eck, Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University
Marshall Ganz, Lecturer in Public Policy, Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations, Harvard Kennedy School
Nitin Nohria, Dean and Richard P. Chapman Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Bernard Steinberg,President and Director, Harvard Hillel; Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Diana Eck

Faculty Associates

Robert Rodgers
, Master of Theological Studies candidate, Harvard Divinity School
Loren Gary, Associate Director, Leadership Development & Public Affairs, Center for Public Leadership

Workshop Description

The questions of leadership—What am I called to do? What is my community called to do? What are we called to do now?—are at least as old as Moses’ conversation with God at the burning bush. “Why me?” asks Moses, when called to free his people. And, “Who or what is calling me? Why these people? Who are they anyway? Why here, now, in this place?” The practice of leadership, in other words, is relational.

This workshop helps prepare contemporary public leaders to engage others to achieve purpose in the face of uncertainty and fragmentation—and in increasingly multireligious contexts—by exploring the role of faith and spirituality in three dimensions: self-knowledge, relationship with others, and call to action. The work—primarily done in community with other participants—includes close reading of classical narratives, case study discussion, practice of public narrative, and personal reflection.

How to Apply

Faith & Leadership in a Fragmented World is open to degree candidates from all schools at Harvard. Online applications for this not-for-credit workshop will be available beginning Nov. 8 at and are due by 12:00 noon on Nov. 15. Students will be notified about their admission before the Thanksgiving break. For more information, contact Loren Gary ( loren_gary at

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