Webinar Library


Career Planning Amidst the Pandemic with Ellen Musante 

Job disruption is expected during this unprecedented time. But, as with all change, new opportunities emerge, these days hitting us at warp speed.  Successful candidates are actively planning their career strategies accordingly. 

Join us for a discussion on why this is NOT the time to quarantine your career plans. Ellen Musante, a legal industry insider turned recruiter will discuss the shift happening within the legal business job market and the implications it holds for those looking to make a change. While her nomenclature reflects the 'new normal' within legal, you will find her insights and recommendations to be relevant and applicable across myriad organizations and sectors.  She will share her insights on:

    -How the hiring market has shifted

    -Where new opportunities exist

    -Positioning yourself for today's unique challenges

    -Career strategy flexibility

    -Where to look for indicators that can inform your action plan

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Finding Transformation in a Time of Terror with James Gordon '62 & HMS '67 

The coronavirus pandemic brings with it a great and terrifying challenge to all of us. 

The coronavirus pandemic brings with it a great and terrifying challenge to all of us. We can use simple, powerful techniques of self-awareness and self-care to create the balance, sanity, and centeredness that will enable us to best meet this challenge. We can, as well, use this trauma-heavy time as a doorway to transformation, discovering internal capacities and connections with others that can help us become the people who we’re meant to be. This workshop will be an introduction to these possibilities and to the process necessary for realizing them.


James S. Gordon, MD, author of The Transformation: Discovering Wholeness and Healing After Trauma, is a Harvard educated (Harvard College, 1962; Harvard Medical School, 1967) psychiatrist and a world-renowned expert in using mind-body medicine to heal depression, anxiety, and psychological trauma. He is the Founder and Executive Director of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM), a Clinical Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at Georgetown Medical School, and served as Chairman of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy.


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Q&A with Sheryl Sandberg

The Harvard Club of Washington, DC cordially invites you to a “virtual” Celebration of the Harvard College Class of 2020, featuring a Q&A with our very special guest speaker Sheryl Sandberg (Harvard College ‘91), COO of Facebook and Lean In Founder.

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Tales From Inside the Hot Zone and Relevance to the COVID-19 Outbreak" with  Dr. Mark Kortepeter AB '83, Mph '95

An Insightful Discussion with a Leading Biodefense Expert, Public Health Physician and Scientist

Mark Kortepeter MD is an infectious disease and public health physician, scientist, retired soldier and author. Dr. Kortepeters's career has spanned the hospital, research lab, the lecture hall and the battlefield. He is currently a Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Director of the Special Pathogens Research Network.  During a 27-year Army career, Dr. Kortepeter held numerous senior positions in biodefense and research, including Deputy Commander of the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID – aka, the “hot zone”), Biodefense Consultant for the Army Surgeon General and co-chair of NATO’s Biomedical Advisory Panel. He has worked with multiple organizations, including the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, the CDC, and the National Academy of Medicine.


Recently, Dr. Kortepeter has done field work as the lead for Infection Prevention and Control against Ebola virus for the World Health Organization in Burundi and as a consultant to the Pan American Health Organization against COVID-19 in the Caribbean. 

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Harvard belongs to All of Us: The Harvard Alumni Community – A Conversation with Alice Hill, AB’81, PhD’91

Join HAA President, Alice Hill for a discussion about the HAA and how place shapes people, how Harvard has shaped everyone who has been there, and what that experience means.  

Alice Hill (AB ’81, PhD ‘91) is the President of the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA). She is the first Australian, first Canadian, first from the Asia Pacific region and the first from the southern hemisphere to serve as HAA President.  Dr. Hill holds an AB in Economics and an MBA combined with a PhD in Economics from Harvard and an MSc in Economic History from the London School of Economics.  Her career began with the Government of Canada and has included the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation, McKinsey & Co, London Economics and Frontier Economics. She is the Founder of the Early Years Education Program, which protects the early childhood development of children in the child protection system and ensures they are school ready. Dr. Hill grew up in the Northwest Territories of Canada, and currently lives in Melbourne, Australia. Everywhere she has lived, she has been a member of the local Harvard Club, including Washington D.C., Ottawa, London and Melbourne. 

Here is the link to the Harvard Magazine article about Dr. Hill.



Career Strategies for Certain and Uncertain Times with Sunny Levitt

There is no doubt that these are challenging times in our lives. But in every crisis, there is opportunity

During this session, we will discuss these issues:

  • Understanding where you are now (pandemic) and how to stay resilient during your search.
  • Re-branding yourself if you want to pivot to tangential or other careers.
  • Networking & developing key relationships.
  • What’s your value in the job market & what do you need to do learn/do differently?
  • Giving in and giving back.
  • Staying focused, optimistic until you get there!

Sunny Levitt is CEO and principal coach of Kenbridge Coaching, LLC, an executive coaching and career management firm that partners with leaders to develop and reach their career and professional goals. She also collaborates with organizations from every sector to create the leadership capabilities that support their organization’s mission and goals. She is also an Adjunct Faculty Member at Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies. Areas of Executive Development Services include the following: (i) Executive Leadership Coaching; (ii) Career Management & Transition; (iii) Teaching & Group Training; (iv) Facilitation; and (v) Mentoring Programs.


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