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    Leadership Development & Strategies – Powered by Harvard Business Publishing

    Leadership Development & Strategies – Powered by Harvard Business Publishing


    • Listing Type: After-School Enrichment
    • Entering Grade: 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
    • Program Delivery: Online
    • Session Start: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
    • Session Length: Two Weeks, Academic Year, Semester
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: Leadership
    • Minimum Cost: > $1,000
    • Gender: Coed
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    Don't wait until someone asks you to be a leader.

    iD Tech is the exclusive K-12 partner of Harvard Business Publishing Education.

    Colleges and companies are looking for students with leadership abilities, but where do you begin? With access to cutting-edge simulations and case studies from Harvard Business Publishing, you’ll explore the paths of well-known leaders and build the skills to become someone others want to follow. Get ready to discover your authentic leadership style, learn to lead with purpose, push yourself, and accomplish things you previously only dreamed about. Whether you want to major in STEM, entrepreneurship, or any other field, developing authentic leadership skills will help you succeed.

    Scholarships are available based on financial need.

    In this course you will:

    • Understand how the world’s most influential leaders approach decision-making
    • Review how leaders and companies seize their most important moments
    • Test your leadership skills as you try to save a virtual world from a zombie apocalypse
    • Design a manual of success (what it means to win) for your own companies, products, and dreams
    • Build a portfolio of projects to share with colleges and potential employers

    Sample Schedule

    Sessions 1-5: Introduction to Quality Leadership
    Get ready to dive into the minds of world-class business leaders including Bozoma Saint John (COO at Netflix) and Satya Nadella (CEO at Microsoft), exploring their thoughts on wide-ranging topics like flexible work, the "Metaverse," and the power of empathy. By studying what inspires top players, you’ll discover how different approaches and styles can all lead to effective leadership.

    Sessions 6-10: Developing Your Playbook
    Building on your knowledge from sessions 1-5, you’ll develop your own leadership chops, exploring how to navigate difficult decisions and lead with empathy. You'll create plans and presentations and prepare yourself to drive a team to success. No matter the project you're working on, these skills will propel you toward your goals and help you build an impressive portfolio to share with colleges and even future employers.

    Earn Certification

    Upon successful completion of this program, you will earn an official certificate granted by iD Tech, the exclusive K-12 education partner of Harvard Business Publishing Education. This program is graded as a pass or fail; students must receive 75% to pass and obtain the certificate of completion.

    • A certificate recognizing your skills and success
    • Access to cutting-edge case studies and simulations from Harvard Business Publishing
    • Instructors recruited from top universities like Caltech and NYU
    • Designated office hours for additional help and advice
    • Portfolio of project work to share with colleges or potential employers
    • Guidance on how to reflect on your iD Tech experience for college applications

    When does your teen want to learn?

    School Year: Weekly for 10 Weeks
    Supercharge your teen’s school year with an online group class meeting once a week for 10 weeks! For maximum flexibility, you can choose the ideal day of week and time to learn—perfect for teens juggling multiple after-school activities! Each two-hour session includes a live instructor, individual attention, and access to exclusive curriculum. Office hours are included for further help and personalized guidance.

    Summer: Daily for 2 Weeks
    Maximize your teen’s summer learning with an online group class meeting Monday-Friday for two weeks! This focused schedule will help them boost their resume as quickly as possible, with plenty of summer left for travel, hangouts with friends, and other favorite activities. Each two-hour session includes a live instructor, individual attention, and access to exclusive curriculum. Office hours are included for further help and personalized guidance.

    What Parents Are Asking

    Why does my teen need this program?
    55% of CEOs say “developing the next generation of leaders” is the top challenge for their organization (talespin.com). With content from Harvard Business Publishing, your teen will learn valuable skills to propel them forward in the dynamic world of leadership.

    Will this program give my teen an edge for college applications?
    Designed for college-bound business and leadership students interested in management, launching companies, or leading nonprofits, this program offers a resume-boosting certificate that can help your teen stand out to admissions officers.

    Is this program right for students new to leadership?
    This course is designed for students of all skill levels. With content exclusively from Harvard Business Publishing Education, your teen will unlock many secrets and lessons learned from case studies with Netflix, as well as fun simulations that put their leadership mettle to the test and help them think through how to respond to challenges.

    What are the technical requirements for this program?
    In order for your teen to participate, they will need a Mac or Windows computer, webcam, and stable internet connection with access to Zoom video conferencing. Curriculum will be delivered through Canvas.

    How will my teen receive their certificate?
    After successful completion of the program, your teen’s verified digital certificate will be emailed to you, at no additional cost, in the name you used when registering for the program. All certificate images shown are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of iD Tech and Harvard Business Publishing.

    Will Harvard Business Publishing faculty be teaching this course?
    This course is taught by live iD Tech instructors and features content exclusively from Harvard Business Publishing. Students will learn the same case studies and simulations taught to business undergrads, MBAs, and business leaders.