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Authentic Leadership

Develop mindfulness and authenticity to build trust, create engagement, and promote productivity.

All Start Dates

  • Time

    8:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET

  • Length

    2 consecutive days

  • Cost

    Programs fill quickly — free cancellation up to 14 days prior

  • Registration Deadline

    September 3, 2024

  • Time

    11:00 AM – 3:00 PM ET

  • Length

    2 consecutive Wednesdays

  • Cost

    Programs fill quickly — free cancellation up to 14 days prior

  • Registration Deadline

    November 26, 2024

What You'll Learn

The word “authenticity’ is being embraced by organizational cultures worldwide. We are witnessing an ever-increasing call for authenticity from leaders at all levels amidst our volatile and uncertain world.

This intensive program unpacks the myths and realities of authentic leadership and provides research-based tools, activities, and strategies to become a more authentic, mindful leader. You will explore the paradox of authenticity in the workplace, learn to lead from your most authentic self, and identify practical ways in which you can lead authentically today.

Participants can expect in-depth self-reflection, case discussions, and practical activities and tools to gain clarity and confidence as their most authentic selves—all within today’s organizational context.

Program Benefits

  • Identify your real values and understand how they influence your actions as a leader
  •  Learn the frameworks, tools, and strategies to step into your true power as a leader
  • Achieve higher levels of trust in organizations, greater employee job satisfaction, and ultimately higher levels of group and organizational performance
  • Gain the clarity, confidence, and courage to lead as your true and best self
  • Discover your team’s authentic strengths
  • Earn a Certificate of Participation from the Harvard Division of Continuing Education

Topics Covered

  • Distinguishing between helpful and unhelpful authentic behaviors
  • Understanding and leveraging your unique leadership strengths
  • Exploring and leveraging the relationship between mindful leadership and authentic leadership
  • Building trust and transparency in your team as an authentic leader and navigating the authenticity paradox
  • Cultivating a team based on team members’ individual and aggregate strengths and their authentic selves

Who Should Enroll

This program is designed for mid to senior-level managers seeking to expand their skill set in leading themselves and others more mindfully and more authentically. It is designed for leaders seeking a more inspiring way of thinking about their role and the potential impact they can have in their organization and in society.

Leadership skills developed in this program will benefit for-profit companies, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies alike.

September Schedule

Day 1

  • Your Authentic Self
  • The Authentic Organization

Day 2

  • Authenticity in Teams
  • Your Authentic Self as a Leader

December Schedule

Week 1

  • Your Authentic Self
  • The Authentic Organization

Week 2

  • Authenticity in Teams
  • Your Authentic Self as a Leader


  • Anne Occhipinti

    Anne Occhipinti

    Anne is the assistant dean for professional education at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She conducts many leadership and professional development trainings with a particular emphasis on self-awareness.


  • Clara Angelina Diaz-Anderson

    Clara Angelina Diaz-Anderson

    Clara Angelina Diaz-Anderson is the founder of ClaraFying Coaching and Consulting Institute, where she teaches, coaches, and consults with visionary leaders on how to implement systemic and lasting positive change, beginning with personal transformation. Clara teaches Authentic Leadership, Leadership Coaching Strategies, and Executive Leadership Coaching, and serves as an executive coach in our Women Leaders programs at Harvard DCE Professional & Executive Development.

Certificates of Leadership Excellence

The Certificates of Leadership Excellence (CLE) are designed for leaders with the desire to enhance their business acumen, challenge current thinking, and expand their leadership skills.

This program is one of several CLE qualifying programs. Register today and get started earning your certificate.

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