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Make a difference in your career. Make a difference in the world.

Executive Education at Harvard Kennedy School is an invaluable educational opportunity for senior leaders from every sector of society who seek to optimize their effectiveness and make a difference. Experience cutting-edge research and dynamic discussions in a variety of open-enrollment programs led by Harvard faculty, many now offered online.


An array of programs for senior leaders that integrate online learning into the curriculum. 


Programs focused on advancing leadership excellence in the public sector and beyond.


Tailored programs to meet your organization's training needs.


Take action with executive programs designed to improve public policy.

Expand your network and join a global community of leaders.

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Expand your capabilities in public leadership
Discover the broadest range and highest caliber of executive education programs in public leadership offered anywhere.
Executive Certificates
Expand your learning by taking multiple programs within an executive certificate concentration.

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


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

Hear From Our Faculty

Participate in excellence at a world-renowned university in programs led by Harvard Kennedy School faculty members and featuring experienced practitioners. Hear a preview of the their latest research, cutting-edge ideas, and reflection on current events in the HKS Faculty Webcast Series.


165 countries and territories represented

Executive Education participants come from around the world

Alumni Spotlight: Learning Cooperative Leadership Techniques

“It was refreshing that the program focused on the realities of working in government, acknowledging the complexities of that context, and providing strategies that work for approaching the types of big problems government is there to address.”

Tricia Kovacs, deputy administrator for transportation marketing at the United States Department of ​​​​​Agriculture (USDA), reflects on her Implementing Public Policy experience and applying it to her work leading through the COVID-19 pandemic's huge disruptions to local and regional food systems.

Tricia Kovacs, Implementing Public Policy Alumna 2019