President and Founder of Anahsa Consulting,Takiema Bunche Smith has worked as an executive leader and coach, curriculum designer and facilitator, and parent activist for over two decades. Her personal mission is to support individuals to understand their identities and personal capacities to effect change in organizations and society at the intersections of theory, policy, and practice. She transforms the spaces she inhabits into places with strong cultures of anti-oppression and racial equity, with a focus on equity and joy for all.
She holds three Master’s degrees from Bank Street College of Education, CUNY Graduate Center, and from NYU Wagner’s School of Public Service’s EMPA program.
Only open to students in the Global and Public Service Leader Executive MPA Programs.
Strategic Leadership is an intensive leadership course designed to equip mid-career students with the tools, perspectives, and frameworks for executing high-impact strategy within mission-driven organizations. Course topics are organized around four themes: 1) cultivating purposeful leadership, 2) analyzing conditions to build a theory of change, 3) mobilizing commitment to change, and 4) achieving change. Within this four-part model we will explore conceptual frameworks for understanding high impact organizations and the role of strategic leadership, analytical tools for developing and assessing strategy, approaches to working with stakeholders to mobilize commitment, and methods for leading change.