Robredo chosen for Harvard leadership program

Janvic Mateo – The Filipino star

September 2, 2022 | 00:00

MANILA, Philippines — Former Vice President Leni Robredo has been selected as one of five “Distinguished Leadership Practitioners” who will engage with students, faculty and others at Harvard University in the States -United.

The Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership (CPL) announced the appointment of Robredo and four others as Hauser Leaders for the fall 2022 semester.

“At a time when many challenges stem from gaps in leadership, these Hauser leaders bring to campus living examples of effective, principled public leadership,” said Deval Patrick, CPL Co-Director and Practice Professor of the public leadership.

“Although from different backgrounds, these leaders share values, values ​​applied in practical ways, which they can now share with the Kennedy School community,” he added.

According to Harvard, the Hauser Leaders program hosts a unique portfolio of high-level leaders and practitioners from the public, nonprofit, and private sectors.

“Hauser leaders spend their time on campus advising students and engaging with faculty during richly scheduled visits throughout the academic year,” reads the program description.

“By teaching skill-building and leadership development workshops, engaging key external stakeholders, and mentoring students and alumni, Hauser Leaders implements the Center for Public Leadership’s mission to develop effective and effective public leaders. with principles that bring about positive change in the world. Hauser leaders also inform the Harvard curriculum by speaking in class, engaging in case research and development, and sharing their expertise with key faculty,” he added.

Former U.S. Representative Jane Harman, Washington Post columnist David Ignatius, United Negro College Fund president and CEO Michael Lomax, and HOW Institute for Society founder and president Dov Seidman were also named. Hauser Leaders.

Robredo, who now chairs the non-governmental organization Angat Buhay, said it was a huge honor to be invited to the program.

“I am both thrilled and honored to have this space to share my advocacy and experiences, alongside this list of distinguished leaders from various fields and sectors. What a blessing to return to Cambridge for this opportunity,” she added.

Robredo’s second daughter, Tricia, currently holds a Master of Medical Sciences in Global Health Delivery at Harvard. Her late husband, Jesse, and their eldest child, Aika, also studied at Harvard Kennedy School.

Kevin E. Boling