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Mayor Selected for Harvard Leadership

Post Date:07/16/2019 11:17 AM

Mayor Scott BrookThe City of Coral Springs is proud to announce that Mayor Scott Brook is one of 40 mayors chosen for an intensive education program with the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative.

As a member of the Initiative’s 2019-2020 cohort, Mayor Brook is part of a class of mayors participating in a program delivered by faculty from Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School as well as world-class experts from Bloomberg Philanthropies’ global network.

The yearlong program launched with a three-day convening for mayors in New York City on Sunday, July 14, 2019, which Mayor Brook is attending at no cost to the city. Each day of the convening, mayors will attend classroom sessions focused on the latest management and leadership practices, using case studies and workshops developed at Harvard.

 “Being chosen for a program that equips City leadership to make progress on the policies most important to residents is not only an honor, it is a great benefit to Coral Springs and its citizens,” said Mayor Brook. He believes this program will connect him with other City leaders who are passionate about ‘unity in the community,’ as he is, and provide innovative approaches to resolving conflict and developing solutions for Coral Springs most pressing issues.

Michael R. Bloomberg, founder Bloomberg Philanthropies and three-term mayor of New York City, collaborated with Harvard University leadership to create the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative in 2016.

Collectively, Harvard University and Bloomberg Philanthropies aim to help mayors and their leadership teams manage the complexities of running a city, and to give these leaders opportunities to learn from one another. The Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative will connect Mayor Brook to some of the university’s top educators, coaching from experts, a network of peers, and technical assistance. The program provides an opportunity to share practices and learn from fellow mayors about the promising ideas that are already helping to enhance the quality of life in cities around the world. 

Mayor Brook’s participation in the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative, including tuition, accommodation, meals and airfare – is fully funded by the program thanks to Bloomberg Philanthropies.  

The Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative is a collaboration among Bloomberg Philanthropies, Harvard Business School, and Harvard Kennedy School. Its mission is to inspire and strengthen city leaders as well as equip them with the tools to lead high-performing, innovative cities.