HGSLI is comprised of three main components:
1) a two day retreat at the beginning of the fall semester, and
2) six to seven weekly sessions held during the semester; participating students will experience HGSLI as part of a cohort, and they will also be part of a smaller Forum group within the cohort for more individualized work, learning, sharing, and relationship building
3) continued Forum group meetings in the spring semester, as well as co-hosting an event in the spring to share lessons learned with other students
Current fellows are required to attend the retreat and all weekly sessions in their entirety. The purpose of the retreat is to set the tone for the rest of the program and begin to forge bonds among the fellows. The weekly sessions build upon the leadership development, discovery, and connections that are initiated on the retreat.
As more fellows graduate from HGSLI and the alumni network grows, opportunities and events that are open to all HGSLI alumni–rather than just the current fellows–are being added. These may include chances to interact with board members, leadership workshops led by Harvard professors, and alumni networking events.