This program will identify and recruit these types of leaders and financially support their participation in a term in residence at Harvard Kennedy School's Center for Public Leadership (HKS).
Identification and Recruitment - Nominations of potential participants will be solicited through the Clinton Global Initiative, the Club of Madrid, the Council of Women World Leaders, and the UN Foundation. Three to five nominees will be selected per year.
Participation - After nominees are selected, HKS will customize each participant's term in order to optimize the sharing of lessons of leadership and to provide access to Harvard's resources, courses, faculty, and research related to that participant's own interests. The leaders will also be connected with Clinton Global Initiative staff for counsel and connections as their projects evolve and are developed and launched as CGI Commitments to Action.
Monitoring - The Angelopoulos Foundation will monitor, support, and assist the participants in the execution of their projects and will maintain contact with them in the subsequent years.
The program will be launched at Harvard in September of 2011. The program will be reviewed after three years in June of 2014 and can be renewed on an ongoing basis dependent upon its performance against its goals.
- Program established at Harvard - September 2011
- Angelopoulos Commitment announced at CGI 2011 Annual Meeting 2011.
- All program related activities at Harvard established by end of 2011.
- The first participants will begin at Harvard in 2012 and will arrive throughout the year.
- The first participants will be connected with the CGI leadership and commitments team in the spring of 2012.
- The first CGI Commitments to Action to be developed by the program participants announced and launched at the 2012 CGI Annual Meeting.
- These commitments will then be tracked and monitored by the Angelopoulos Foundation.
- The program will continue for a minimum of three years with required amendments or enhancements of procedures. It will receive a complete evaluation after three years with expectation of renewal.
Good leadership is in great demand. Today's challenges are global, complex, and interwoven and demand solutions that are farsighted, cross sectoral in approach, and international in scope. Whether creating jobs, utilizing technology to close the opportunity divide, or strengthening global cooperation, meaningful change depends on committed and courageous leaders. The world needs leaders with skill, integrity and purpose.
Elected leaders transitioning out of public office are indispensable assets in address global challenges. These leaders have invaluable assets including experience, networks, and an abiding commitment to the public good. As these leaders look for new opportunities they are often faced with questions of what to do next and how to do it. This program will assist these leaders in answering such questions.