Whether you're in the public, corporate, or nonprofit sector, you know that effective leadership requires a lifelong commitment to learning, building new skills, and expanding your global network of colleagues and friends.

To support you in your pursuit of continuous, professional development, Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education has created an Executive Certificate, offering a suite of programs in each of three concentration areas. Each suite can provide you with a broader understanding of multiple facets within a concentration area.

To earn your Executive Certificate, choose an area of concentration and complete three programs in six years. Your Executive Certificate is more than a formal recognition that you have completed advanced studies. It also makes you part of a vibrant global community of Harvard Kennedy School alumni who are making a difference in the world.

Alumni from our multi-week leadership programs, including Senior Executive Fellows, Senior Executives in State and Local Government, Senior Managers in Government, Senior Executives in National and International Security, and Leaders in Development may also receive an Executive Certificate by completing two additional program in the Public Leadership track within five years. Leaders in Development alumni have the option of applying that program toward either the Public Leadership or Economic Development certificate.

A 10% discount will be applied to the final, one-week program. Discounts are not available on multi-week programs.

If you have any questions about earning an Executive Certificate please see the FAQ Section, email exed@hks.harvard.edu, or call +1 617-496-9000.