Date: Nov 07, 2018Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

HBS Forums and the Power of Vulnerability: The Leader’s Secret Advantage

Wed, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM UJA-Federation Conference Center
Alumni OnlyOther


Do you face important business and personal challenges in your life? Could you benefit from your own private “board of directors” focused on your success? If so, HBS Forums may be for you.

Modeled after peer support groups from Young Presidents Organization and Entrepreneurs Organization, HBS Forums brings together small groups of alumni to help your business career and family life prosper. Whether dealing with the effects of economic challenges on your business, aging parents or even sudden success, an HBS Forum offers you a safe, completely confidential environment for discussing the issues most important to you.

If you are not available to attend this event, click here to express interest in learning more about HBS Forums.

HBS forums and other peer support groups provide a safe place where you can get real, where you can be honest about the difficulties you are having, and where you can share the fear of failure which causes so many people to self- destruct. Having this kind of group in your life is invaluable. – HBS Professor Bill George, former CEO of Medtronic

In this highly experiential session, Barry Kaplan will help participants explore the power of vulnerability to unleash personal transformation and achieve life success. You will:
– Learn how creating a culture that cultivates vulnerability and authenticity can help you tap into your full potential and build high performing teams
– Experience firsthand why forums and peer support groups are the secret advantage of successful leaders
– Take home tools that you can put to use immediately at work and in your personal life to make yourself a better leader, partner, parent, friend and mentor

Who is the program for?
– For those who want to experience the advantages of peer-to-peer support and get a “taste” of HBS Forums
– For existing peer support group members (HBS Forums, Alumnae Circles, YPO forums, and others) to meet others participating in peer programs and gain new skills
– For all alumni who are interested in personal growth and learning techniques that are applicable to their daily lives

The event will be facilitated by a team of YPO and HBS forum experts.

If you are not available to attend this event, click here to express interest in learning more about HBS Forums.

Please note that no refunds will be issued.



Barry Kaplan

Executive Coach, Author, and Speaker

Barry Kaplan is a successful entrepreneur and CEO, longtime YPO member and certified YPO forum facilitator, and co-author of The Power of Vulnerability: How to Create a Team of Leaders by Shifting Inward. He has coached hundreds of executives and works extensively with leadership teams, boards and peer groups.


Bob Halperin

Co-Founder, Alumni Forums Services

Bob Halperin (MBA 1982) is co-founder of the HBS Forum program, and former Chief Education Officer of YPO. He is a Research Affiliate at and former Executive Director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, and co-founder of the HBS Social Enterprise Summer Fellowship Program.


Robert Goodwin

President and Chief Strategist, Alchemy

Robert Goodwin (GMP 2007), is the NY Club’s Forum Officer, co-founder of Executives Without Borders, former Executive Director of the Mattel Children’s Foundation, and current social entrepreneur.

Date Time

Date: Nov 07, 2018Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM


UJA-Federation Conference Center130 E. 59th Street
New York, NY 10022
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  • Free / Patron Members
  • 50 / Non-Member
  • 20 / Member


Natasha Biswas, Alvin Bowles, Paula Brancato, Paula Brancato, Bartholomew Codd, Joseph DiDomizio, Joseph DiDomizio, Elizabeth Fairfax Brown, John Flaim, Robert Goodwin, Melinda Gould, Fletcher Gregory, Robert Halperin, Joanne Hoffer, Michael Hoherchak, Barry Kaplan, Jennifer Klein, Marlene Krauss, Anni Maley, Claudia Molina, Rachel Robins, Jacob Shavit, Mari Stuart, Aleksi Suvanto, Richard Tiagi, Kevin Wolf, Pam Wolf, Rick Yockelson, Iliya Zogovic, test test


Robert Halperin '82

UJA-Federation Conference Center

130 E. 59th Street, New York, NY, 10022