Leadership cannot be taught, but its essential elements can be identified and cultivated, said David Gergen, director of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School. The core components of leadership come from within an individual, Gergen told a packed audience in HSPH’s Snyder Auditorium on September 9.
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Two years ago, Harvard asked all of its employees, “What’s Your Harvard Like?” The survey gathered employees’ perceptions and opinions about all aspects of their working life. The results generated action plans throughout the University, and now, employees will have the opportunity to weigh in on what progress has been made.
A performance review is about having a conversation with someone who knows your work and can let you know how you are performing. This year, 94 percent of employees at HSPH (up from 34 percent) sat down with their managers to talk about their jobs.
New HSPH employees have an opportunity to get to know the School even better through an effort dubbed "Pastries with Paul." Organized by Human Resources, the initiative invites new hires to gather over coffee and breakfast goodies to spend time with each other and with Paul Riccardi, Dean for Administration and Operations.
Students in HSPH Professor David Hemenway’s Economic Analysis class (HPM206) got a hands-on lesson in supply and demand on September 8, when the Kresge Atrium was transformed into a fictional apple marketplace. The course is designed to bring students to an intermediate-level understanding of microeconomic theory, with applications to public health.
Dale Trevino is settling into his role as the new director of the Office of Diversity at HSPH. The goal of the Office, established last year, is to support new and existing initiatives that increase campus diversity among the HSPH community, with an emphasis on faculty, fellows, and students.