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Executive Education will return to on campus programming in January 2022. 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.

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Discover the broadest range and highest caliber of executive education programs in public leadership offered anywhere.
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165 countries and territories represented

Executive Education participants come from around the world

Alumni Spotlight: Economic Growth in Australia

“In my role, I need to develop projects that support the economic development of regional Australia while also introducing new skills, new capability, and technology transfer that will further integrate us into global supply chains,” says Fabio. “With these ventures, it is very important for me to be in constant training and updated on the latest trends.”

Fabio Nave, investment director of the Australian Trade and Investment Commission, reflects on how he is using his Leading Economic Growth program experience.

Fabio Nave, Leading Economic Growth alumnus
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

HKS Faculty Webinar Series: Civil Liberties in the time of Economic and Health Crises

Watch the latest HKS Faculty Webinars, including Marcella Alsan, professor of public policy and recent recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship, lead a discussion about the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic on civil liberties, rights, and freedom.