Frances Kunreuther
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Administration

Frances Kunreuther is the Director of the Building Movement Project (, which has been working for the past five years to strengthen the role of US nonprofit organizations as sites of democratic practice and to advance ways nonprofits can contribute to building movement for progressive social change. The Project is currently focused on three areas: generational change in leadership, the role social service organizations play in social change, and the importance of nonprofits as sites of public engagement. Kunreuther founded the Building Movement Project at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University where she was a senior fellow for five years. Kunreuther has also worked with immigrants, homeless families, domestic violence and sexual assault survivors, and substance users during her thirty years in the nonprofit sector.

Semester Course
Spring 2012 UPADM-GP.221.001 The Meaning of Leadership

The Meaning of Leadership will prepare you to practice effective leadership and teamwork in a variety of contexts—business, politics, community organizing, entrepreneurship, sports, teaching, sales, coaching, etc—without relying on authority, status, hierarchy, or other external conditions.

You will learn to create more meaning, value, importance, and purpose in your teammates, work, and professional relationships. As a result, your teams will accomplish more with greater satisfaction. Your teammates will feel inspired and will want to work with you again.

The course will also help you make leadership and teamwork more calm, rewarding, and enjoyable for you and your teammates—and your relationships and life in general too. You will develop professionally and personally, in a process that will continue throughout your life.

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