Executive Education at Harvard Kennedy School offers experienced professionals more than two dozen programs that address the most pressing issues in public leadership today. Leaders from the government, corporate, and nonprofit sectors around the world come to us for our renowned faculty and a dynamic curriculum that focuses on practical solutions for real-world problems. The result is a lasting transformational leadership experience.   More...

Upcoming Programs
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Women and Power: Leadership in a New World

An intense, interactive experience designed to help women advance to top positions of influence in public leadership.

Mastering Negotiation

An interactive program designed to strengthen participants’ negotiation skills.


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The University takes the wellbeing of all of those who work and study at HKS Executive Education very seriously. Harvard has plans and procedures in place and is well prepared to address any potential outbreak in the University community. University officials are in regular contact with federal, state, and local authorities to keep pace with updated information. As part of the Harvard Kennedy School community, we will be sure to keep our current and future participants, as well as our faculty and staff, informed of any changes in School programming or operations.

HKS Dean David Ellwood
Dean David Ellwood on the Harvard Kennedy School youtube channel talking about the value of Executive Education.

Joseph Nye on Smart Power
HKS Executive Education professor, university distinguished service professor and Sultan of Oman professor of international relations featured on HKS Insight Series discussing “Smart Power” in a “new era in geopolitics.” Watch the Interview...  

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Alumni Spotlight
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Video Profile of Harvard Kennedy School Alumni

Joseph Pfeifer, Senior Executives in State and Local Government 2006 and MC/MPA 2008, was the first fire chief on the scene at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Today, he is the Chief of Counterterrorism and Emergency Preparedness for the New York City Fire Department.

In this film, Pfeifer talks about attending the Executive Education course for Senior Executives for State and Local Government at Harvard Kennedy School and, later, returning for his MPA degree, and the key role his Harvard Kennedy School training has played in his career.

Ernie Almonte: Emphasizing the "P" in CPA

Ernie Almonte always starts his speeches with his business card. "How many of you have a business card in your wallet or pocket?" he asks an audience of his colleagues, waving his own card at them. "The most important part is on the back. My core values are listed there: integrity, reliability, independence and accountability."

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