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Women and Power: Leadership in a New World, Short Course

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  • 5 days
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Women and Power focuses on helping women in senior positions develop effective leadership strategies, with an emphasis on creating successful alliances and enduring partnerships. At its core, the program is an intense, interactive experience designed to help women advance to positions of influence and use them well.

Program participants will engage with Harvard faculty and other dynamic women leaders in the program to explore strategies for enhancing influence and authority in organizational and political contexts. The course uses the Harvard case study method to examine leadership challenges faced by individuals and organizations, and to consider how to apply lessons to present-day professional situations. The course also facilitates sharing lessons from personal experiences to address common challenges.

Specifically, participants will:

  • Explore new conceptual frameworks for analyzing political and strategic management issues in the public, non-profit, and corporate sectors.
  • Consider the most recent research on women and leadership and its application in the workplace.
  • Develop skills and strategies for negotiation, coalition-building and influencing political processes.
  • Compare lessons learned with women from diverse professional backgrounds and similar levels of career achievement.

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 academic curriculum relies heavily on the case method pioneered at Harvard. Participants are presented with the facts of a real situation from the point of view of the actors who faced it, and the class considers the different options open to them and their likely consequences. Because the case method focuses on actual problems, it provides a powerful, stimulating educational experience. 
  • In addition to case discussions, participants will have the opportunity to hone their expertise in analysis, communications, and negotiations through in-class exercises and simulations that demonstrate the lessons of the course material. 
  • Finally, each day participants will work in small groups in their own “Board of Directors” to consider the leadership and management challenges they currently face and get insight, feedback, and guidance on issues from extraordinary class colleagues. 


English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

  • Schedule a TOEFL® test
  • Schedule an IELTS test

Academic Requirements

  • Admission to the program will be made on a competitive basis after considering the applicant's current level of responsibility, size of budget and staff directly managed, and potential for future contribution to her organization and her community. Proficiency in written and spoken English is essential.
  • Early application is encouraged as qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis and programs often fill to capacity. Because of the interactive nature of this program, the number of participants is limited. Applications received after the deadline will be considered only if space remains in the class.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    7600 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7600 USD per module and a duration of 5 days.
  • National

    7600 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7600 USD per module and a duration of 5 days.
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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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