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Immerse yourself with a cohort of peers on Harvard's campus in a short executive program
Explore intensive and extended online programs that include live sessions with faculty
Design a tailored program for your organization to meet your training needs
Sharpen Your Leadership Capabilities and Make a Difference.
Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education programs are designed to help leaders from every sector gain the skills and strategies needed to address current problems in real time. Whether you immerse yourself in an intensive, in-person program on Harvard’s historic campus or engage in a highly interactive, live online program from home, you will become part of a vibrant community of leaders around the globe striving to make a difference. The world won't wait.
Why Choose HKS Executive Education?
If you’re a leader who wants to strengthen your skill set, generate new solutions to current problems, and make the world a better place, a short online or on-campus program at Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education can offer you a unique opportunity to make a difference.
Infrastructure in a Market Economy
Strategic Leadership: Enhancing Your Personal Effectiveness
Persuasive Communication: Narrative, Evidence, and Impact
Expand your capabilities in public leadership
Discover the broadest range and highest caliber of executive education programs in public leadership offered anywhere.
Learn more about Executive Education at Harvard Kennedy School and the portfolio of programs available
Expand your global network and join a vibrant community of leaders who are here to make a difference.
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A GLOBAL COHORT
165 countries and territories represented
Executive Education participants come from around the world
“The HKS executive programs offer a special opportunity to reflect on your leadership approach and to learn from leaders from all over the world. You can both absorb new content, learn from world experts, and take time to reflect. This is very valuable in a world that is often reactive.”
Read more reflections from Anne Collins, associate administrator for enforcement at the Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and alumna of Leadership Decision Making, on her executive education experience at HKS.
Programs focused on the special concerns of those at the helm of nonprofit organizations
Provides leaders with a principled guide to action in public policy
For those looking to advance leadership excellence in the public sector
For leaders focused on improving the economic, political, and social well-being of their nation