Events at the IOP

  1. "Building and Leading Winning Teams", a Conversation with Tommy Amaker

    Tuesday October 15 - 12:00pm

    Join a conversation on team leadership with Tommy Amaker, Thomas G. Stemberg '71 Family Endowed Coach for Harvard Men's Basketball. In the 12 seasons since taking over as head coach of Harvard’s men’s basketball program, Coach Amaker has reinvented the Crimson into an Ivy League power with a national presence, directing Harvard to a period of unprecedented prosperity. The all-time winningest coach in program history, Amaker has led the team to three NIT appearances (2011, 2018-2019), seven Ivy League championships (2011-15, 2018-19), four NCAA tournament appearances (2012-15) and six 20-win seasons (2010-15).

    In conversation with Coach Amaker will be Center for Public Leadership Black Family Fellow Annie Odom, former U.S. Army Captain. Amaker and Odom will explore the common challenges of building and leadings winning teams, whether on the court or on the battlefield.

    Coach Amaker is serving as a CPL Hauser Leader and IOP Director’s Visiting Leader at Harvard Kennedy School for the 2019-2020 academic year. He also serves as an Executive Fellow at Harvard Business School. More about Coach Amaker can be found here.

    This event is free and open to the public.

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    This event is co-sponsored by the Institute of Politics and the Veterans Impact Initiative.