What do Harvard Macy Institute scholars gain from their experience in our programs?
The Harvard Macy Institute’s programs foster deep study, active engagement, group learning, and ample opportunity for feedback, reflection, and knowledge exchange. Program participants frequently cite the importance of being introduced to the diversity of perspectives on health care, education, and institutions represented by the diverse backgrounds of fellow scholars.
Our scholars also report transformational learning experiences in which they learn to examine their own assumptions and behaviors in a new light, leading to fresh approaches to their career and their capacity as a leader of organizational change.
Benefits to individuals include:
- New professional bonds that often result in the creation of networks and collaborations that extend over years and contribute to the progress of institutional change projects
- An appreciation for and a commitment to enhance multdisciplinary and interprofessional collaboration
- Input to advance professional project endeavors, potentially resulting in publication, recognition, or promotion
- A collegial think tank atmosphere promoting and inspiring deep thinking and engagement with the real issues affecting their work, and themselves
“The programs are not only developmental as a person, leader and educator, but they enable you to be bold while realistic, experimental yet persistent, and most of all to envision large change and implement it. The continued support (both of the program faculty and new colleagues) through friendship, advice and support is a critical piece of this as well.”
Joan A. Friedland, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Chief of Medical Care Line, VAMC, Houston, TX; Associate Professor in Department of Medicine & Center of Ethics and Health Care Policy and Chair of Committee for Education Development, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.