Congratulations to KONU founder and CEO Michael Koehler, MPA 2014 for receiving the Julius E. Babbitt Memorial Volunteer Award! This award recognizes alumni who have made exceptional contributions to the Harvard Kennedy School community by volunteering their time, creativity, and energy and by advancing the spirit of volunteerism and service to the School.
Michael was recognized for a commitment to the school’s alumni and particularly for co-founding the Adaptive Leadership Network (ALN) with Professor Ron Heifetz MC/MPA 1983 and Kirsti Samuels MC/MPA 2012.
The ALN is a shared interested group created to engage the community of alumni and practitioners in adaptive leadership. The ALN’s mission is to catalyze, connect and support leadership capacity to meet the challenges facing our world. Through conferences (some bringing together more than 200 people), workshops and online offerings, the ALN supports its members’ learning and practice of the adaptive leadership framework. It also allows change-makers from various horizons to (re-)connect. These encounters foster the learning, creativity and support necessary to work on difficult systemic challenges.
Congrats again Michael for co-creating an organization that convenes and supports engaged, and compassionate individuals working on improving the state of the world!