Skip Navigation Links

Linda Kaboolian, HKS Affiliate



Linda Kaboolian, Lecturer in Public Policy, is a sociologist specializing in multi-stakeholder problem solving processes around workplace, community, and policy issues. She works with labor, management, and community groups to improve organizational performance and service to diverse communities. She coaches stakeholders in public education on how they can work together to improve student achievement. She has done extensive and successful negotiations on public policy including the issue of long-haul drivers carrying strategic nuclear material exposed to unsafe levels of radiation. While she now is a neutral mediator, she was an elected officer and chief bargainer of a local union and was a senior manager in the federal government. She has also served in the state, local, and nonprofit sectors. She coauthored Working Better Together: A Practical Guide for Union Leaders, Elected Officials and Managers and The Concord Handbook about organizations that bridge racial, ethnic, and class divides. Her new book is Win-Win Labor-Management Collaboration in Education. She received her PhD from the University of Michigan.




Leadership for the 21st Century

Designed to challenge fundamental assumptions about how to courageously and effectively exercise leadership and authority for the purposes you care about most.  Click for Details.


Senior Executives in State and Local Government

Provides a balance of traditional and hands-on learning experiences to help seasoned public officials meet the changing needs of their constituents and communities.  Click for Details.


Women and Power

Women and Power is designed for senior executive women from the public, nonprofit, and private sectors. It is an intense, interactive experience designed to help women advance to top positions of influence.  Click for Details.


Creating Collaborative Solutions

Designed to help senior officials think about new ways of working together across traditional political and organizational boundaries in order to solve complex public problems.  Click for Details.



Copyright © 2016 The President and Fellows of Harvard College