Earn an Executive Certificate in Public Leadership

public leadership iconThe Public Leadership concentration is for leaders with extensive public service experience. Through these professional education programs, you will:

  • Explore innovative leadership and management strategies.
  • Gain cutting-edge insights on effectively delivering public-facing services while managing diverse constituencies. 

Alumni with Executive Certificates in Public Leadership include senior government officials, leaders of non-governmental organizations, and representatives from multilateral organizations. 

Executive Certificate Requirements

To earn your Executive Certificate in Public Leadership, you must finish three programs within six years, at least two of which must be from the list of core programs below. Programs may be a mix of online or on-campus. You will need to apply for each program separately and complete them at your own pace within six years. You will receive a $500 discount on your final program.

Create your own learning experience by completing a minimum of 2 programs from the Public Leadership concentration core programs below. Your third program may be completed from the list below OR any HKS Executive Education program (with the exception of Investment Decisions and Behavioral Finance):

Alumni from the programs listed below may also receive an Executive Certificate by completing two additional programs within six years, at least one of which must be from the list of core programs above.

  • Creating Collaborative Solutions 
  • Creating Public Value
  • Digital Transformation in Government
  • Driving Government Performance
  • Global Change Agents
  • Leaders in Development
  • Leading Nonviolent Movements
  • Moral Leadership in an Imperfect World
  • Recovering the Public in Public Value
  • Senior Executives in State and Local Government: Leading Resilient Communities
  • Women Leading Change

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