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Upcoming Sessions

Session Title
Driving Government Performance: Leadership Strategies that Produce Results

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Program Director: Daniel Abar
Session Description

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and campus closure, the next session of this program has been cancelled. Please complete this form to receive information when the next session is announced.

Executive Certificate: This program is part of the Public Leadership and Public Policy Executive Certificate series.
Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs): This program aligns with one or more Executive Core Qualifications.

Results, results, results.

That's what citizens expect from their public executives ... and they expect those results now.

But given limited resources and flexibility, how can you achieve such improvements? What approaches will prove effective in what circumstances? And how can it be measured in a way that motivates both employees and collaborators?

Unfortunately, there is no universal model, no miraculous equation. Every agency is unique and faces its own challenges when trying to fix its performance deficits. However, a coherent collection of leadership strategies for government does exist. And they have—with the necessary adaptations—proven effective in a wide variety of organizations.

Performance Leadership Strategies in Government

Driving Government Performance: Leadership Strategies that Produce Results is a one-week executive education program that introduces public executives to a diverse set of proven strategies that produce results. Under the guidance of Harvard Kennedy School Professor Bob Behn, a performance leadership expert, you'll analyze these principles and learn how to adapt them to improve organizational operation.

Faculty Chair Bob Behn's Performance Leadership Report

Gain insight into leadership performance principles for public agencies in Professor Bob's Behns Performance Leadership Report.

Driving Government Performance will provide you with:

  • An understanding of the results your organization needs to produce to achieve its purpose
  • A set of proven leadership strategies for government to produce those results and improve performance
  • An opportunity to learn from and interact with Harvard faculty
  • A lasting network of peers with similar backgrounds and experience