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Upcoming Sessions

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Senior Managers in Government

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Program Director: Daniel Abar
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Session Description

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 session of this program has been cancelled. We are now accepting applications to the 2021 session. 

Program Fee: The program fee includes tuition, housing, curricular materials and most meals.
Executive Certificate: This program is part of the Public Leadership Executive Certificate series.

Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs): This program aligns with one or more Executive Core Qualifications.

Tackling today’s most complex challenges requires flexible and skillful leaders capable of developing innovative solutions and enduring partnerships. Successful performance in this dynamic context demands skill, insight and an ever-expanding range of talents and tools.

An Opportunity for Professional Development

Senior Managers in Government is Harvard Kennedy School’s premier executive program for elected, appointed and senior career officials in the U.S. federal government and their military, corporate sector and international counterparts.

You'll join renowned Harvard faculty and expert practitioners in government, law, education and business for an intensive three-week program building the core executive leadership skills you need to address the challenges of a large organization. You'll deepen your ability to think broadly, sharpen critical skill sets and gain the tools necessary to address a range of complex global challenges.

Understanding the 2016 Election

Professor Roger Porter, Faculty Chair of Senior Managers in Government, draws on his extensive experience as both a member of three presidential administrations and a distinguished political scholar to provide insight to the uniqueness of the past U.S. election and its potential outcomes.

This Senior Managers in Government executive education program will enable you to enhance your skills in:

  • Political management
  • Building organizational capacity
  • Policy development
  • Organizational performance
  • Negotiation