Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education offers a suite of programs to meet the professional training needs of U.S. federal managers and their military, corporate, and international counterparts. Below is a grid to help you identify which of our programs align with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management qualifications and their associated core competencies.

Program NameLengthSample TitlesFederal/Military Grades (or Equivalent)Leading ChangeLeading PeopleResults DrivenBusiness AcumenBuilding Coalitions
Art and Practice of Leadership Development1 weekTraining Manager/Professor/Head of Human Resources/ Training ConsultantGS-15/O-6 and above   
Behavioral Insights and Public Policy1 weekPolicy Advisor/Chief of Staff/Senior Economist/Public Affairs Officer/Strategy Officer/Executive DirectorGS-14/O-5 and above    
Climate Change and Energy1 weekProgram Management Specialist/Chief Executive Officer/Chief Operating Officer/Director/Attorney/Senior Policy AdvisorGS-14/O-5 and above   
Climate Change Policy1 weekGovernment Officials/Senior Staff/Executives/Professionals in FinancingGS-14/O-5 and above   
Comparative Tax Policy and Administration10 daysTreasurer/Controller/Finance OfficerGS-13/O-4 and above    
Crisis Leadership in Higher Education4 daysProvost/Vice President/University Police ChiefGS-15/O-6 and above  
Cybersecurity1 weekGenerals/Chief Information Officer/Chief Information Security Officer/Chief Technology Officer/Policy ChiefGS-15/O-6 and above 
 Transforming Service Delivery for the 21st Century: Strategies for the Public Good2 weeksDirector, Deputy Director, Program Officer, Manger, Chief of Operations, CommissionerGS-13/O-3 and above  
Driving Nonprofit Performance and Innovation4 daysDirector/Executive Director/President/Chief Executive Officer   
Emerging Leaders1 weekPolicy Assistant/Coordinator/Associate/Section Manager/ Analyst/Section ManagerGS-12/O-3 and above  
Evidence for Equity1 weekExecutives/Leaders/Senior OfficialsGS-14/O-5 and above  
Implementing Public Policy7 monthsPolicy Advisor/Chief of Staff/Senior Economist/Public Affairs Officer/Strategy Officer/Executive Director/Director/ManagerGS-13/O-3 and above  
Infrastructure in a Market Economy2 weeksDirector/Partner/Chief Financial Officer/Commissioner/ Executive DirectorGS-14/O-5 and above   
Investment Decisions and Behavioral Finance2 daysInvestment Company Presidents/Chief Investment Officers/Investment Strategists/Fund managers/Corporate InvestorsGS-14/O-5 and above  
Leadership and Character in Uncertain Times5 weeksManagers/PolicymakersGS-14/O-5 and above  
Leadership Decision Making1 weekManagersGS-15/O-6 and above  
Leadership in Emerging Technology: Security, Strategy & Risk1 weekRising, mid, and senior leaders GS-14/O-5 and above 
Leadership for the 21st Century1 weekManagersGS-14/O-5 and above   
Leadership in Crises6 daysChief of Police/Director of Emergency Management/Homeland Security Chief/Director of Field Operations/Program ChiefGS-14/O-5 and above 
Leadership, Organizing and Action (Online)15 weeksExecutive Director/Union Leader/Manager/ Social AdvocateGS-12/O-2 and above  
Leading Green Growth1 weekPolicymakers/Industry Experts/Senior-Level Leaders/Clean Energy Investors/Economic Development Advisors/Bank RepresentativesGS-14/O-5 and above   
Leading in Artificial Intelligence1 weekGenerals/Chief Information Officer/Chief Information Security Officer/Chief Technology Officer/Policy ChiefGS-15/O-6 and above 
Leading Economic Growth1 weekInternational Economist/Director/DiplomatGS-14/O-5 and above    
Leading Successful Programs1 weekManagers/Head of UnitGS-14/O-5 and above   
Leading Through Changing Media Landscape2 weeksSenior Leaders/Executive Directors/Military leadersGS-14/O-5 and above  
Negotiation Strategies: Building Agreement Across Boundaries (Online)1 weekChief Executive Officer/Chief Operations Officer/Chief Information Officer/Diplomat/Head of Sector/Deputy Director/ Public Relations Officer/Trade Policy Advisor/Deputy CommissionerGS-14/O-5 and above    
Nonprofit Financial Stewardship5 weeksChief Executive Officer/Executive Director/General ManagerGS-13/O-3 and above    
Nonprofit Management and Leadership: Strategies for Organizational Success8 weeksExecutive Directors/Managers/Social Entrepreneurs/NGO LeadersGS-14/O-5 and above  
Persuasive Communication: Narrative, Evidence, and Impact (Online)3 weeksHead of Communications / Communications Director / Public Relations Specialist / Public Information OfficerGS-13/O-3 and above 
Public Narrative: Leadership, Storytelling, and Action (Online)15 weeksExecutive Director/ Chief Communications Officer / Engagement ManagerGS-12/O-2 and above   
Senior Executive Fellows4 weeksDirector/Branch Chief/Vice President/National Program Manager/Section Chief/Associate Chief Learning Officer/ Assistant Regional Director/Deputy Division ChiefGS-14/15 and O-5/O-16
Senior Executives in National and International Security2 weeksAssistant/Under Secretary; Commanding General/Ambassador/ Head of Diplomatic Mission/SuperintendentSES/O-7 and above  
Senior Managers in Government2 weeksAmbassador/Commander/Division Chief/ Deputy Assistant SecretarySES/O-7 and above 
Strategic Fundraising for Nonprofit Leaders1 weekChief Executive Officer/Advancement Officer/Alumni Relations Officer/Board MembersGS-14/O-5 and above  
Strategic Leadership: Enhancing Your Personal Effectiveness1 weekManager / Director / Branch Chief / Deputy Director / Chief of StaffGS-14/O-5 and above  
Strategic Management of Regulatory and Enforcement Agencies1 weekUnit Head/Special Advisor/Deputy Director/Assistant DirectorGS-14/O-5 and above    
Strategies for Building and Leading Diverse Organizations1 weekChief of Police/Head of Human Resources/ University President/ Diversity Officers/Training OfficerGS-12/O-2 and above   
Strategies for Inclusive Growth1 weekInternational Economist/Director/DiplomatGS-14/O-5 and above    
Women and Power1 weekDirector/Division Chief/Deputy Chief/Unit Head/ManagerGS-14/O-5 and above