Welcome to the Harvard T.H. Chan

Peer Coaching Initiative (PCI)


The PCI is a free, non-credit professional development opportunity

offered by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Convu

Designed for MPH candidates who want to:

Prepare themselves for a

leadership role after graduating

Get to know their classmates

in an authentic way

Talk through their most gnarly and interesting challenges with an objective and sympathetic listener

The Peer Coaching Initiative allows you to:

Learn and practice core leadership skills, like coaching and listening, and receive a “Coaching Skills Certificate of Practice”

Build a high-trust relationship with an effective Talking Partner

(aka “peer coach”)

Stay more centered and productive during your time at Harvard Chan

Here is how it works: 

Complete a

short survey

Help us match you with the right peer coach by completing our very brief "matching questionnaires" no later than

September 12 at noon. In fact, take a minute to do it right now!

Questionnaire #1

Questionnaire #2 (includes prep for the Kick-Off)


join the kick-off

... a hands-on orientation on September 13 (10:30-1:00) or on Sept 17 (5:30-8:00pm)--register below!

1. Learn the principles of effective peer coaching

2. Set goals for yourself, both as a coach and coachee


coach and be coached

Meet your designated talking partner 3-4 times per month

for one hour -- at a time of your choosing

1. Talk through your most pressing challenges and opportunities

2. Help your talking partner do the same

3. Briefly reflect and give each other feedback


share insights and get support

in the two whole-group check-in sessions--held in October and November (90 mins each)

1. Reflect on your progress toward your goals

2. Learn how to handle particular challenges that come up


Exercise your options

You will be able to continue with the same or a different talking partner in the Spring Semester


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