Mayor TenHaken Joins Leadership Initiative

Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken was selected by the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative to participate in a yearlong program focused on leadership, City management, and innovation.

As a participant in the Initiative’s 2018 program, Mayor TenHaken is part of a class of 40 dedicated mayors attending the program delivered by faculty from Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School, as well as world-class experts from Bloomberg Philanthropies’ global network.

The program launches with three days of classes and seminars in New York City. Each day of the gathering, mayors will attend classroom sessions focused on the latest management and leadership practices, using case studies and workshops developed at Harvard.

“Harvard University and Bloomberg Philanthropies’ investment in Sioux Falls and our leadership team is quite the honor,” said Mayor TenHaken. “I look forward to networking with mayors from across the world, exchanging ideas, and working on solutions to the challenges our city faces.”

Collectively, Harvard University and Bloomberg Philanthropies aim to help mayors and their leadership teams manage the complexities of running a city, and to have opportunities to learn from one another. The Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative will connect Mayor TenHaken with some of the university’s top educators, coaching from experts, a network of peers, and technical assistance. The program provides an opportunity to share best 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.

Classes for both mayors and senior leaders continue throughout the year via a state-of-the-art virtual classroom. The Mayor’s participation in the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative —including tuition, accommodation, meals and airfare—is fully funded by the program.

About Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative

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.



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