• Leaders motivate and inspire people.

    This program is designed to expose selected leaders of Chinese enterprises to simulated real-life situations and current global issues so that they will have opportunities to learn, practice and master the art of communication for global leadership.

  • Executive Education

    Twelve executives from China participated in the Deep Dive Camp at Harvard University and an intensive professional course entitled, The Art of Communication.

  • The Art of Communication

    English communication skills to share thoughts with and inspire other global business leaders

Executive Program

The Art of Communication
for Global Entrepreneurial Leaders

Overview
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Program Overview

Twelve executives from China participated in the Deep Dive Camp at Harvard University and an intensive professional course entitled, The Art of Communication.

Each executive participant presented his/her own perspectives on important global issues and expressed his/her interests everyday. Executives received the opportunity to interact with Harvard professors who also serve as leaders in their own fields. At the end of the program, executives developed more confidence, gained inspiration, and refined their cross-cultural communication skills.

Special thanks to Jon Mills, the organizers of the Vanke Group, Harvard Asia Center, and The Academy at Harvard Square (TAHS).

See Executives in Action

Speakers of the Program

Lecturers: Dr. Goss & Dr. Cole
Facilitators: Mr. Smeland & Ms. Singh

Dr. Goss

Dr. Goss

Faculty, Harvard Kennedy School

Faculty Member, Executive Education Program, Harvard Kennedy School

Mimi Goss, president, Mimi Goss Communications, Inc., is a communications consultant, media trainer, and author teaching at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and the Extension School. She is the author of What Is Your One Sentence?: How to Be Heard in the Age of Short Attention Spans (Penguin, 2012). She received the Joanne Fussa Distinguished Teaching Award in 2015 from the Harvard Extension School.

Dr. Cole

Dr. Cole

Faculty, Harvard University

Jennifer Cole is currently on the faculty in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Harvard University.

Cole has published extensively in the fields of wetlands, agriculture, and energy education and has written books on natural disasters. She holds a PhD in earth sciences specializing in groundwater geochemistry from Syracuse University. She is currently working on research papers on the sustainability ramifications of meat consumption in China.

Sean Smeland

Sean Smeland

Adjunct Instructor, University of Massachusetts Boston

R&D fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Doctoral research of Science History, University of Massachusetts Amherst
MA, International Relations, Columbia University
BS, Biology and Political Science, Yale University

Herpreet Singh

Herpreet Singh

Assistant Director, TAHS English Institute, The Academy at Harvard Square (TAHS)

MA, Statecraft & International Affairs, Institute of World Politics
BA, Political Science & International Relations, Boston University

Former Research Associate, Office of External Relations, Atlantic Council

Comments

for individual executives

Wei Chen (Wayne)
Shaochun Xu (Robert)
Qing Zhang (Jennifer)
Zhixin Wang (Robin)
Gang Xia
Lei Liu
Jinsong Chen (Jason)
Jie Tong (Marine)
Geng Chen
Yubo Liao (Paul)
Xinnuo Liu (Stefan)
Zheng Tian (John)

Class Resources

Art of Communication

Day 1: Dr. Mimi Goss
Day 2: Dr. Jennifer Cole

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Day 3: Executive Speeches

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Day 4: American Debate

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Our Recommendation

FOR YOUR CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

Jay Jinseop Jang

PhDc of Global Governance and Human Security, MPA/MBA

Chief Director,
The Academy at Harvard Square

Dear Colleagues,
 
On behalf of the professionals at The Academy at Harvard Square (TAHS) who were involved in The Art of Communication program, I thank you. There was a unanimous understanding among us that all of you were great thinkers and excellent speakers who demonstrated deep knowledge, beliefs, and leadership skills. In particular, we have deep respect for your personal philosophies, the sense of humor, and the sense of social responsibility. 
 
Your genuineness, depth, and integrity were clearly felt even when you communicated in English. Therefore, it makes me happy to give you my feedback that you should trust yourself more when you are speaking in English.  English pronunciation can be improved, but as you would agree, what is more important is the substance, the message, of which you have plenty. 
 
There are certain things that business executives always try to do despite their busy schedule: keeping up with current affairs by watching television, listening to the radio, and/or reading books and newspapers. Try doing this using English media.  If you are determined to make time to “deep dive” into the sea of the English language, come back to the Harvard Square. TAHS professionals, including myself, will be delighted to be your long-term friends, advisers, and supporters throughout your journey.
 
Please contact TAHS with any issues related to the mastery of English communication, education in American universities, or educational projects for social/organizational development – for yourself, for your loved family members, for your friends, and for your society/organization. We would be happy to be your personal advisers. You may also reach me directly through email at ceo@theacademy.ac or our faculty at ask@theacademy.ac
 
In closing, once again, it was such a pleasure to have worked with you, and I wish you good health and continued success.
 
Sincerely,
  
Jay Jinseop Jang
PhDc of Global Governance and Human Security, MPA/MBA
Chief Director
The Academy at Harvard Square
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