COVID-19 Local Response Initiative: Insights and Guidance from 11 Sessions on Crisis Leadership [open pdf - 0B]
From the Introduction: "The COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] crisis presented city leaders with the challenge to act under conditions of high uncertainty and high pressure. The lives and livelihoods of residents were at stake, and there was no complete, accurate information available, no playbook with the right answers, and no guidance on how to navigate the situation in the context of each particular city. City leaders had to learn in real time how to respond to the crisis. The Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative facilitated this process of fast learning by offering 11 weekly sessions and information services tailored to their needs. [...] Each week, faculty and staff at the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative worked with professors from the Harvard Kennedy School and the Harvard Business School to plan a lesson focusing on a particular aspect of crisis leadership: from problem-solving processes and communications to collaboration, fiscal management, and supporting mental health. After each session, a summary of key takeaways went out via email to participants. These documents are compiled here for easy reference."
Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative
Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative: https://www.cityleadership.harvard.edu/
COVID-19 Local Response Initiative Sessions 1-11. Virtual. March 19th-May 28th, 2020