Leaders in Development is an intensive two-week Harvard Kennedy School executive program that will teach you the transformational style of leadership demanded in a rapidly changing global environment.

During this intensive program, which is led by Professor Matt Andrews, you and peers from around the world will immerse yourself in a highly interactive learning environment. In addition, internationally prominent scholars will share research findings and analysis related to the concrete problems of reform.

Alumni Perspective

I learned how to build coalitions, negotiate at multiple levels of government, and took away powerful tools and strategies that I implemented immediately back home.

Tina Reddy, Project Mgr, Dept of Trade & Industry, S. Africa

Each day of the program you will prepare and discuss real-world cases that highlight the difficult decision-making situations faced by leaders in countries where major political and economic transitions are occurring. In small group and class sessions, you'll work with faculty to analyze the myriad of factors that surround such decisions. Other core components of the program include skill-building exercises in problem definition, priority setting, conflict resolution, negotiation and risk assessment.

During Leaders in Development, you will also have the opportunity to develop and present your own examples of situations that have challenged your leadership skills and demanded innovative solutions to difficult problems.

The Leaders in Development curriculum will build your skills in:

  • Strategic management
  • Authentic leadership
  • Principled negotiation
  • Coalition-building
  • Persuasion

Download a program brochure to learn more.


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