Immerse yourself with a cohort of peers on Harvard's campus in a short executive program


Explore intensive and extended online programs that include live sessions with faculty


Design a tailored program for your organization to meet your training needs

Sharpen Your Leadership Capabilities and Make a Difference. 

Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education programs are designed to help leaders from every sector gain the skills and strategies needed to address current problems in real time. Whether you immerse yourself in an intensive, in-person program on Harvard’s historic campus or engage in a highly interactive, live online program from home, you will become part of a vibrant community of leaders around the globe striving to make a difference. The world won't wait.


of program participants that increased their earnings, did so, by more than 10%, after attending a program.

*As reported by HKSEE program participants surveyed.

said adding a Harvard program to their CV enhanced their professional profile.

*As reported by HKSEE program participants surveyed.

of learners said their program helped expand their professional network.


*As reported by HKSEE program participants surveyed.
Why Choose HKS Executive Education?

If you’re a leader who wants to strengthen your skill set, generate new solutions to current problems, and make the world a better place, a short online or on-campus program at Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education can offer you a unique opportunity to make a difference.

Expand your capabilities in public leadership
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Take the Next Step in Your Career Development

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165 countries and territories represented

Executive Education participants come from around the world

Alumni Spotlight

“The HKS executive programs offer a special opportunity to reflect on your leadership approach and to learn from leaders from all over the world. You can both absorb new content, learn from world experts, and take time to reflect. This is very valuable in a world that is often reactive.”

Read more reflections from Anne Collins, associate administrator for enforcement at the Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and alumna of Leadership Decision Making, on her executive education experience at HKS.

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