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Senior Executive Fellows

Program Session(s):
January 17, 2016 - February 12, 2016
April 10, 2016 - May 6, 2016
October 16, 2016 - November 11, 2016

Application Deadline(s):
December 17, 2015
February 10, 2016
August 16, 2016

Program Fee:$21,200

*The October 2016 program fee is $21,900.

Each offering of SEF is an independent program. Due to demand, we offer the program three times throughout the year.

Program fee includes: tuition, housing, curricular materials, and most meals.

The curriculum in this course encompasses all of the Executive Core Qualifications including Leading Change, Leading People, Results Driven, Business Acumen Building Coalitions.

Faculty Chairs: Dana Born, Pete Zimmerman

Program Director: Horace Ling

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Dana H. Born, Lecturer in Public Policy, is a retired brigadier general with 30 years of service in the U.S. Air Force. Prior to coming to Harvard, from 2004-2013, she served two terms as the President appointed dean of the faculty for the U.S. Air Force ...go to full profile


Dan Fenn, Adjunct Lecturer in Executive Programs, John F. Kennedy School of Government. In addition to his involvement at the Kennedy School, Dan Fenn was the Founding Director of the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, which is part of the National ...go to full profile


Ronald F. Ferguson, Senior Lecturer in Education and Public Policy at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Harvard Kennedy School, is also an economist and Senior Research Associate at the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy. ...go to full profile


Frank (Francis X.) Hartmann is Senior Research Fellow of the Program in Criminal Justice Policy, Faculty Chair of the Kennedy School’s Summer Program and of its Irish Executive Programs, and Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy. He has been at ...go to full profile


Kessely Hong is an Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. In her research, she examines how gender and other status differences influence trust, stereotypes, and partisan perceptions in negotiations. Kessely enjoys ...go to full profile


Steven Kelman is Albert J. Weatherhead III and Richard W. Weatherhead Professor of Public Management. From 1993 to 1997 he was the Administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, where he ...go to full profile


Jennifer Lerner is Professor of Public Policy and Management. She is an experimental social psychologist whose research emphasizes the social-interpersonal aspects of behavior. Her overarching theoretical goal is to link individual thought, ...go to full profile


Gary Orren, Professor of Public Policy and Management, teaches and writes on public opinion, politics, and persuasion. He has worked in the United States and abroad as a pollster and strategist for candidates, interest groups, government agencies, ...go to full profile


Roger B. Porter is IBM Professor of Business and Government. Joining the Kennedy School faculty in 1977, he has served for more than a decade in senior economic policy positions in the White House, most recently as Assistant to the President ...go to full profile


Malcolm K. Sparrow is Professor of the Practice of Public Management and Faculty Chair of the Executive Program on Strategic Management of Regulatory and Enforcement Agencies. He served 10 years with the British Police Service, rising to the ...go to full profile


Peter Brown Zimmerman is Lecturer in Public Policy and Senior Associate Dean for Strategic Program Development. He also serves as faculty chair of the Senior Executive Fellows Progaram and is co-chair of the Advanced Leadership Initiative, an ...go to full profile


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