Bob Halperin, Senior Consultant

Bob Halperin is a Senior Consultant for the Authentic Leadership Institute, a leadership consulting firm committed to creating leaders and organizations with a deeper purpose and the courage to transform their business impact.

Bob is an experienced executive and accomplished educator, facilitator, and designer of learning experiences for large and small groups.  He is a moderator in Harvard Business Publishing’s Leadership Direct Program and a Certified Forum Facilitator for Young Presidents Organization (including Transformational Forum). 

He has taught previously in Dartmouth Tuck’s Executive Education Program, MIT Sloan School’s Innovation Program, and Northeastern University’s Graduate Program in Leadership, and has served as a facilitator in multiple Harvard Business School Executive Education programs and in other corporate and non-profit settings

Bob is a Research Affiliate at MIT’s Center for Collective Intelligence, and from 2010 to 2013 served as their Executive Director.  He is also co-founder and managing director of Alumni Forum Services, a company that brings Harvard and other business school alumni together for confidential, small group discussions of important business and personal issues.

In addition to teaching and facilitation, Bob’s other areas of expertise include needs assessment, program architecture and development, design and management of action learning projects and web-based classes, and program evaluation and assessment.  Bob brings to this work two decades of executive education, consulting, and senior management experience including leadership roles at four premier educational institutions: Young Presidents Organization (Chief Education Officer), Harvard Business School (Managing Director/Senior Vice President), Babson College (Associate Dean), and MIT Sloan School of Management (Executive Director of Executive Education).

Bob has designed, developed, and managed educational programs for some of the world’s leading corporations, professional associations, and non-profit organizations, including HBS’s largest ever, off-campus program for a global financial services company, and the school’s largest single on-campus program for Habitat for Humanity.  His portfolio of work ranges from one-hour global conference calls to year-long degree-granting programs, and from open-enrollment and custom offerings to multi-company research and educational consortia.

Bob received his MBA from Harvard Business School and his BA in economics from Brandeis University.  In 2002 he was chosen as an Eisenhower Fellow, and participated with a small group of other mid-career American leaders in an intensive program of international idea exchange.  Bob’s fellowship topics – best practices in executive development, the role of technology in management education, and enhanced models for industry-university cooperation – remain central interests for him today.