What you'll learn

  • Strategic management and public leadership 
  • Policy and program design and operational management 
  • Stakeholder analysis and engagementPublic deliberation, negotiation, and persuasion  
  • Building and deploying collaborative teams
  • Deploying digital technology to support collaborative initiatives

Course description

The curriculum is based extensively on the large stock of general knowledge and experience that both participants and faculty have had in analyzing social conditions and trying to improve them from varied positions in society.

Course outline

  • An opportunity to apply as an individual, a partnership, or a team focused on a current challenge
  • Access to specially created text and video materials
  • Weekly plenary sessions with Harvard faculty, as well as chat lines and office hours
  • Exercises in understanding, applying, and reflecting on your changing professional practice
  • Support and feedback from peers and teaching team members in small groups
  • Faculty commentary on proposed collaborative solutions to your problem


Associated Schools

  • Harvard Kennedy School

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