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Executive Education Leadership Program

An intensive and innovative program on leadership, management and ethics for Senior Fellows advanced in their careers.

The Executive Education Leadership Program was a uniquely innovative program designed by The New School and Humanity in Action for Senior Fellows. It took place at the New School in New York City from March 30 to April 2, 2017.

The program provided Senior Fellows who hold management positions with a customized leadership and management training. It stressed new thinking, the social good and collaborative learning. The dynamic workshops with faculty from The New School included subjects such as ethical dilemmas in professional life, scaling entrepreneurial ventures, integrity in leadership, design thinking for social change, idea incubation, human-centered design, conflict management, organizational communication and decision-making.

Through the four-day workshop, the program brought together advanced Senior Fellows as a community of leaders. It enhanced their skills, habits and practical experience to fuel transformative change in their organizations and inspired collaboration and connection between participants.

“As your career progresses, you have to grapple with messier challenges and there is no such thing as perfection anymore, so there will always be elements of failure in your work and life. It is key to learn to accept that and to learn from and move on from those mistakes so you ‘fail forward.'”


– Emma Herman, Senior Fellow Participant (2006 Amsterdam Fellowship)

Program Schedule

This program was created in partnership with The New School and was generously sponsored by Germeshausen Foundation: