Dana Born , Peter Zimmerman
"Harvard Kennedy School’s ability to bring U.S. and international professionals together to exchange ideas and share real-world experiences provided me the opportunity to challenge, contemplate, and broaden my own perspective. The governmental experience of the faculty was perhaps the highlight of my Executive Education experience, providing the utmost credence to the concepts, policies, and practices discussed. The faculty shared invaluable contextual perspective that is integral to understanding key political figures and decisions of the time. The awareness I gained as a result of the program’s highly interactive structure was invigorating and has positively impacted my ability to more effectively lead change."
-Craig West, Sr. Site Program Manager, Office of Environmental Management, U.S. Department of Energy
The academic curriculum, centered around the case method, is rigorous. Cases are based on actual problems, including those submitted by current and previous SEF program participants. Through the case method, you'll receive valuable training and practice in making decisions about real situations. Issues explored include cooperative versus competitive interactions with governmental agencies, political appointees, the media, as well as private sector organizations and individuals.
You'll also have the opportunity to improve your leadership skills through problem-solving, simulations, role playing, group exercises, and team building experiences.