A vital part of the Executive Education approach to learning is the case study method pioneered at Harvard.   Each case is based on a real-life situation that stimulates participants to think through problem-solving methods and possible solutions to actual situations. 

By investigating successes and failures of real people in real time, participants draw lessons relevant to their own professional experiences and challenges.  The broad range of perspectives at the Kennedy School enriches this learning process, adding useful insights into the difficult task of decision-making in a diverse and complex environment.

In addition to in-class activities, our programs offer participants the chance to reflect on their own personal and professional experiences by breaking into smaller work and discussion groups where each participant has the opportunity to present his or her own case study to peers. 

These settings offer participants the chance to collaborate on a deeper level of problem analysis, sharing their own experiences in an effort to understand how to improve individual performance, choice and outcomes.

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