Minda Harts

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Service

Minda Harts is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Service of NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.  She is the founder of The Memo LLC, a career development company for women of color.  In 2016, nominated as a Change Maker at The White House State of Women Summit. She serves as a mentor at General Assembly in New York City and alumni of The Points of Light Civic Accelerator.  In 2018, she was named one of 25 Emerging Innovators by American Express.

Minda's debut book, The Memo, comes out in Fall 2019 with The Hachette Book Group. It’s a career book for Women of Color. Minda conducts workshops and keynotes at corporations like Time Inc., BlackRock, SXSW, The Campaign For Black Male Achievement, and The New York Public Library. She's been featured in Forbes, CNBC, The Guardian, Black Enterprise, Fast Company, and The Huffington Post. Minda is also the host of a weekly career podcast for professional women of color called Secure The Seat.

Minda holds a Bachelor's in Communications and a Master's in Business Administration. She has more than a decade of fundraising and sales experience and has been part of successful fundraising campaigns at The University of Texas at Austin, UCLA, and Duke.

This course is designed for public and nonprofit leaders and managers rather than human resource professionals, and provides a broad overview of human resources and talent leadership. Regardless of the role you’ll play in the public/nonprofit sector, your ability to lead people will be a critical component of your and your organization’s success.  Topics will include basic human resources functions such as job design and recruitment; equity, diversity and inclusion; leading organizational change; professional development and employee engagement; providing feedback and managing performance. We will also explore current issues within human resources management, and will use current headlines and contemporary issues to inform class discussions.  The course will include practical application through case discussions and reflection on students’ prior management experience. While it will focus on values-based organizations, best practices from public, nonprofit and for-profit sectors will be considered and analyzed. 

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