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Executive Education at Harvard Kennedy School is an invaluable opportunity for senior-level leaders from every sector. Offered both on campus and online, our executive education programs in public policy will provide you with innovative tactics to solve your current challenges, the latest research, and engage you in robust discussions led by Harvard faculty.

On-campus Executive Education programs at Harvard Kennedy School are an invaluable opportunity for senior leaders from every sector seeking professional education. Join a global network of your peers at Harvard’s historic campus for short executive programs designed to fit your schedule and transform your way of thinking. Choose from a variety of topics and gain skills and strategies to make a difference.

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Leadership and Character in Uncertain Times

Offers a unique opportunity to learn how to lead in times of conflict and disagreement using adaptive leadership concepts and tools to exercise moral leadership.
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Leading in Artificial Intelligence: Exploring Technology and Policy

Strengthens your capacity to lead in AI, including how to mitigate risk through policy without inhibiting innovation.
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Cybersecurity: The Intersection of Policy and Technology

Focuses on the intersection of policy and technology in an effort to combat network-based intrusions that disrupt productivity, jeopardize privacy, and threaten national security.
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Comparative Tax Policy and Administration

Brings together senior tax practitioners to examine the latest developments in the design and implementation of tax systems worldwide.
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Public Narrative: Leadership, Storytelling, and Action

Strengthens your capacity to lead through learning how to tell a story of self and connect your story to that of your community to motivate commitment to a shared purpose and call to action.
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Climate Change Policy: Economics and Politics

Addresses the significant challenge of climate change and its impacts on the environment, society, and the global economy.
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Leading Smart Policy Design: A Multisectoral Approach to Economic Decisions

Provides practical frameworks for analysis and hands-on experience using a smart, systematic, and collaborative approach to theory- and data- driven innovation.
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Leadership and Character in Uncertain Times

Offers a unique opportunity to learn how to lead in times of conflict and disagreement using adaptive leadership concepts and tools to exercise moral leadership.
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Cybersecurity: The Intersection of Policy and Technology

Focuses on the intersection of policy and technology in an effort to combat network-based intrusions that disrupt productivity, jeopardize privacy, and threaten national security.
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Behavioral Insights and Public Policy

Examines how behavioral science insights can be used to construct more effective solutions to public policy problems.
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Climate Change and Energy: Policymaking for the Long Term

Convenes policymakers and corporate leaders from around the world to discover the science, economics, and policy of climate change, as well as closely related aspects of energy production and use.
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Persuasive Communication: Narrative, Evidence, and Impact

Helps you build a critical set of skills in writing, speaking, and presentation by providing a dynamic forum to learn, practice, and receive feedback on these essential skills.
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Harvard Kennedy School provides public policy programs for professionals like you who seek to expand your skillset, optimize your effectiveness, and connect with a diverse network of peers.

HKS public policy executive education delivers an unparalleled depth of knowledge from a world-renowned university in short program formats that fit your busy schedule. Each program is designed and led by Harvard faculty to provide even the most experienced leader with new perspectives, the latest research, and an updated tool kit to solve real-world challenges.

Make a difference in your career with just one program, or go further with your learning and pursue a public policy leadership certificate.

Harvard Kennedy School provides top executive education programs for senior leaders who seek to optimize their effectiveness, accelerate their impact, and connect with a diverse network of peers.

Come to Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. and immerse yourself in an on-campus learning experience led by Harvard Kennedy School faculty. Each executive program is designed to provide even the most experienced leader with new perspectives, the most relevant research, and an updated tool kit to solve real-world challenges.

Explore the best executive courses in the world in public leadership offered both on campus and online.