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Emerging Leaders, Short Course

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Throughout the world today, conditions exist for the emergence of a new generation of qualified leaders. In countries undergoing national transitions, the nature and pace of political and economic events rapidly accelerates the need for emerging professionals to develop the capacity to lead.
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  • In both developed and emerging countries, the nature and pace of political and economic events demands new ideas, skills and approaches to leadership. The deep-seated "status quo" of how a government "should" operate is no longer a valid solution. That's where our executive education program for emerging leaders comes in.
A Chance to Expand Your Leadership Skills:
  • Emerging Leaders is an executive education program that brings together renowned Harvard faculty and an international cohort of rising professionals from the United States and abroad for an empowering and energizing week of learning. Using a cutting-edge pedagogy, this Harvard Kennedy School program will develop and expand your capacity to be one of tomorrow’s leaders. You will gain the skills and strategic frameworks necessary to capitalize on opportunities and overcome obstacles, returning home inspired to enact change in your country.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 5 days
  • Languages
    • English
    Schedule TOEFL® Schedule IELTS
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The Emerging Leaders executive education program will provide you with:

  • Tools to build strong, accountable agencies and institutions at the national, regional and local level
  • An understanding of how to act in real time, mobilizing knowledge for social change and harnessing the power of social media and the internet
  • Skills for fostering trust, negotiating wisely and cooperating successfully in a political environment
  • The ability to make evidenced-based decisions in a world of ambiguity
  • Awareness in key policy areas affecting the well-being of your country and community
  • The capacity to exercise moral leadership within your organization and structure your environment in ways that promote ethical decision making

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

  • Schedule an IELTS test
  • Schedule a TOEFL® test

Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • Emerging Leaders is designed for rising U.S. and international leaders with 5–15 years of professional experience.
Recommended applicants include:
  • Rising political leaders
  • Policymakers
  • Government managers
  • Military officers
  • Professionals from nonprofit organizations, public interest groups and the corporate sector

                Work Experience

                At least 5 year(s) of work experience are required.

                Tuition Fee

                • International

                  9400 USD/module
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 9400 USD per module and a duration of 5 days.
                • National

                  9400 USD/module
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 9400 USD per module and a duration of 5 days.
                We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                Living costs for Cambridge

                • 1814 - 3760 USD/month
                  Living Costs

                The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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