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Executive Education has returned to on campus programming. For the latest on COVID-19 policies, including FAQs about participating in an on-campus program, please visit our Executive Education resource page.


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.

Why Choose HKS Executive Education? WATCH VIDEO

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
Discover the broadest range and highest caliber of executive education programs in public leadership offered anywhere.
Take the Next Step in Your Career Development

Learn more about Executive Education at Harvard Kennedy School and the portfolio of programs available 


Expand your global network and join a vibrant community of leaders who are here to make a difference.


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HKS Faculty Webinar Series

Mark Fagan, lecturer in public policy at Harvard Kennedy School and faculty chair of Delivering Public Services: Efficiency, Equity, and Quality, discusses how AI is reshaping service delivery and operations management in a recent webinar hosted by HKS Executive Education. Watch more past webinars and sign up for emails to receive invitations to attend future sessions live.


165 countries and territories represented

Executive Education participants come from around the world

Alumni Spotlight

 “The rush to jump to solutions is so strong that we have to try so hard to get people to stop thinking about what they’re going to do about it, and to instead understand what the problem is and follow the process.” - Building State Capabilities Director Salimah Samji

Implementing Public Policy alumni and degree-program students at HKS learn to avoid a rush to solutions and instead trust an iterative process. From blood safety in Nigeria to helping the elder workforce in Massachusetts, read their story.

Executive Certificates
Build on your learning by taking multiple programs within an executive certificate concentration.

Programs focused on the special concerns of those at the helm of nonprofit organizations


Provides leaders with a principled guide to action in public policy


For those looking to advance leadership excellence in the public sector


For leaders focused on improving the economic, political, and social well-being of their nation