Harry L. Davis Center for Leadership | The University of Chicago Booth School of Business - Davis Center | Chicago Booth
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The Harry L. Davis Center for Leadership

The Harry L. Davis Center for Leadership supports Chicago Booth students and alumni as they develop their leadership identities and skills. We provide innovative courses and programs that encourage lifelong learning and engagement with who you are and who you can become.

Our Commitment to Students and Alumni

We don’t tell you how to lead. We help you develop the behaviors that fit with the type of leader you want to be. Through experimentation, reflection, and involvement with a supportive learning community, you can learn to act with greater intention and become a more effective leader. These are the distinguishing features of leadership education at Chicago Booth.  

Curriculum Centered on Personal Development

Developing as a leader requires enhancing your interpersonal skills. Some of us want to be better listeners. Others want to be better coaches. We equip you with tools for self-inquiry and interpersonal communication that you can use in every part of your life. Learning takes place in small groups and is designed to meet the needs of the individual.

Learning Through Experimentation and Reflection

So much of personal development is about what we learn from our lived experiences. Our programs emphasize experimentation with new behaviors and reflection on the results, so that you can become more self-aware and intentional about how you interact with others. 

A Community for Lifelong Learning

We don’t know what we don’t know about ourselves, but we can ask for feedback. Our programs convene students and alumni in peer groups that encourage giving and receiving feedback, so that you can learn how you are perceived by others within a supportive environment. Professional coaches also play a key role in many of our courses and programs.