Emerging Leaders, Certificate | Harvard University | Cambridge, United States
6 days
10600 USD/full
10600 USD/full
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The Emerging Leaders program offered by Harvard University is designed to develop and expand the capacity of tomorrow’s leaders. 


What you will study

The Emerging Leaders program offered by Harvard University is designed in three parts:

  • skill building
  • integrated communications
  • policy analysis.

An interactive simulation will challenge you and your peers to confront and diagnose a crisis as well as develop cooperative strategies to advance your vision. Faculty will focus on advancing your skill sets in the areas of negotiation, persuasion, coalition building, ethics and leveraging internet technologies. Lectures will address how countries grow and develop in the global economy, the infrastructure of modern government, political power in a cyber world and non-military global crisis management.

Case studies, group discussion teams, as well as experiential exercises and selected guest lecturers will contribute to a unique and collaborative learning environment during your week in the classroom on campus.

Programme Structure

The program focuses on:

  • Effective leadership and design communications and negotiations strategies and strategic messaging plans.
  • Tools to build strong, accountable agencies and institutions at the national, regional and local level, even in situations obstacles of corruption and weak governance.
  • 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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 6 days

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Rising political leaders
  • Policymakers
  • Government managers
  • Military officers
  • Professionals from nonprofit organizations, public interest groups, and the corporate sector

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10600 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10600 USD for the full programme during 6 days.
  • National

    10600 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10600 USD for the full programme during 6 days.

Living costs for Cambridge

1814 - 3756 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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