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Cultivating Authentic Leaders: The Case for an LGBTQ+ Leadership Program

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Are you an LGBTQ+ professional eager to hone your leadership skills and grow your professional connections? Or perhaps you know someone in the community who’s ready to take their career to the next level?
If you answered “yes,” join us for a free webinar and learn how leading with confidence and authenticity is crucial for driving organizational success and personal growth. Harvard DCE Professional & Executive Development Instructor Shawn O’Connor, J.D., will discuss the distinctive features and benefits of taking our pioneering, new LGBTQ+ Leadership Program: Leading with Pride. Plus, ask Shawn your questions in our live Q&A session!

In this Webinar, We’ll Discuss Our Program and Provide Tips On:  

  • Creating a personalized action plan to integrate your LGBTQ+ identity for professional success.
  • Advancing your career with new strategies and skills tailored to your unique needs.
  • Cultivating an inclusive workplace environment that embraces diverse sexual orientations and gender identities.
  • Navigating complex organizational cultures authentically, fostering effective leadership.
  • Expanding your network of LGBTQ+ professionals for ongoing growth, support, and collaboration.

Register Today:

Register today to reserve your seat. This webinar will be recorded, and the recording will be sent to all registrants. Registration closes at 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time on June 5, 2024.

Submit Your Questions:

Questions submitted by May 29, 2024, will be reviewed and considered for our live Q&A session.

Our Expert Panelist:

Shawn O’Connor, J.D.

Shawn O’Connor, J.D.  is a management consultant, serial entrepreneur, and academic. Having previously worked with McKinsey & Company and Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver Wyman), Shawn is the founder and CEO of Locus Strategic Consulting. He has taught graduate business courses in management consulting, strategy, marketing, and business law at various universities, including Harvard, where Shawn won two Dean’s Commendations for Distinguished Teaching Performance.


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