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CEO Christine Spadafor is founder of SpadaforClay Group — a Boston management consulting firm. She is a Managing Partner at The Coltala Group, a private equity firm. Former CEO of St. Jude's Ranch for Children, Christine Spadafor was a partner in the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and other leading strategy firms. As a Board of Directors member for a publicly traded NYSE company, Christine Spadafor chairs its Governance Committee. 

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Christine Spadafor Seminar at Harvard Kennedy School

Gregory Peterson

Organizational Strategies for Uncertain Times

Developing an organizational strategy always involves making difficult choices. But in these uncertain times, the choices may become more challenging, complex and uncertain — for non-profits, businesses, government and academia. Although it’s too early to know exactly how 2017 will change these environments, this much is undoubtedly true: Every organization needs to be agile and resilient in anticipating and responding to these changing social, economic and political forces.

This Kennedy School presentation will address governance and leadership requirements, as well as key approaches in “diagnosing” organizational issues that are obstacles to sustainability. Topics will include: Setting priorities; securing sources of funding/revenue; identifying key stakeholder groups; developing a holistic organizational plan; and executing on that plan with relentless focus to achieve success.

About The Speaker: Christine Spadafor

Christine Spadafor is a board advisor and management consultant with extensive experience in nonprofit governance, strategy and operations. She was a partner in three premier global management consulting firms, including the Boston Consulting Group. Ms. Spadafor holds a JD from Harvard Law School, an ScM from Harvard School of Public Health, and a Doctor of Humane Letters degree — awarded in recognition of her professional accomplishments and lifelong contributions to society. She is a Visiting Executive in the MBA program at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business and a frequent speaker at seminars, board retreats, and academic events. Ms. Spadafor is an invited keynote speaker for this year’s “Women in Leadership” conference — an international healthcare event sponsored by Harvard Medical School. For more information, go to

Location:  Harvard Kennedy School, Littauer Building, Room 332
Date and Time:  March 28th, 2017 (6:00 - 8:30PM)

Fee: $25.00

Register at the Harvard Kennedy School Alumni website, or go to