Each of the programs in Harvard Kennedy School’s Executive Education Executive Skill Development Portfolio aims to enhance specific skills essential to successful leadership and strategic management. Individual programs focus on personal leadership, organizational performance strategies, negotiation, creating innovative solutions to public problems through collaboration across sectors and jurisdictions, leadership during crisis, and judgment and decision making.

Creating Collaborative Solutions: Innovations in Governance
Explore how to devise and deploy new forms of collaborative governance in response to changing organizational needs and emerging social problems.

Global Change Agents
Designed to get participants to explore deeply held assumptions, perspectives, and beliefs about leadership, power, influence, and what it means to effect change and make real progress.

Leadership Decision Making: Optimizing Organizational Performance
Gain new insights into leadership based on breakthrough scientific discoveries about decision making. Learn to design optimal decision making environments within your organizations and improve overall organizational performance.

Leaders in Development: Managing Change in a Dynamic World
Designed for senior leaders in public affairs from developing, newly industrialized, and transitional economies who face complex economic, political, and social challenges.

Leadership for the 21st Century: Chaos, Conflict and Courage
A personal, stimulating, and challenging week that invites you to learn how to act courageously and skillfully when exercising leadership.

Leadership in Crises: Preparation and Performance
Designed to help senior managers from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors work with their peers across sectors to best position themselves and their organizations to successfully manage, survive and recover from the unexpected.

Mastering Negotiation: Building Agreements Across Boundaries
Go beyond basic negotiation skills training to address the challenges of building working relationships across cultures, sectors, and organizations.

Senior Executives in State and Local Government
Provides a balance of traditional and hands-on learning experiences to help seasoned public officials meet the changing needs of their constituents and communities.  

Women and Power: Leadership in a New World
Focuses on honing the abilities of senior executive women to develop strong cross-sector leadership strategies by creating successful alliances and enduring partnerships.