Message from the Senior Associate Dean for Executive Education

Welcome to Executive Education at Harvard Kennedy School.  In the four decades since we first offered university-based executive course work in public sector management and civic leadership, we have developed the most comprehensive range of executive education programs in public leadership available anywhere in the world.  We bring together experienced professionals, a world-class faculty, and a dynamic curriculum in a setting where the common denominator is a shared commitment to public value.

Executive Education at Harvard Kennedy School offers programs for public leaders from around the world. Our participants are accomplished professionals working in the government, corporate, and nonprofit sectors.   Diversity is a hallmark of our programs.  Our participants come to us from every conceivable background: elected legislators, ministers of government, senior executive civil servants, state governors, uniformed military officers, CEOs of global non-governmental organizations, state and local administrators, police and fire chiefs, and top executives from corporate organizations.

Leaders who attend our programs build lasting networks and share a common understanding and commitment to addressing public problems.  The personal relationships that participants establish will enable lifelong professional opportunities and friendships. Our alumni report that these relationships become the most valuable legacy of their Executive Education experience.

I encourage you to explore our website and learn more about how our programs can help you reach the next level in your professional development.  Please feel free to email me if you'd like more information. 


Debra Iles
Senior Associate Dean, Executive Education

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