By: Sharon Aron Baron
Coral Springs Mayor Scott Brook is ready to explore the latest in leadership and management practices, as 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 in New York City on July 14, where mayors attended classroom sessions focused on the latest management and leadership practices.
Brook 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.
“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.
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, as well as give 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 courtesy of Bloomberg Philanthropies.