Dr. Max Klau is the Vice President of Leadership Development at City Year, Inc., a national service program headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. His efforts focus on leveraging a challenging year of full-time citizen service as a transformational leadership development experience. Max received his doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2005; his studies focused on civic leadership education. An alumnus of four service programs, has completed two years of service in Israel and led service programs in Israel, Honduras, Ghana, and the Ukraine. He is the primary author of The Idealist’s Journey, City Year’s leadership development curriculum, and has written articles about leadership development for Fast Company, the Washington Post, and the Harvard Business Review.