Leadership in Crises, Certificate | Harvard University | Cambridge, United States
6 days
10500 USD/full
10500 USD/full
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Through the use of case studies, the Leadership in Crises course offered by Harvard University will task you with tackling real-world issues. Together with a global cohort in the classroom, you will work through possible approaches and solutions to problems that actual managers have confronted.


What you will study

Public health emergencies. Natural disasters. Infrastructure failures. Major technology breaches. Terrorist attacks. These are the kinds of extraordinary challenges that leaders like you face every day. Do you feel fully prepared to handle them?

The Leadership in Crises course offered by Harvard University is designed to prepare you to successfully manage, survive, and recover from the unexpected. During the on-campus program, you will learn how to build the expertise needed to ensure a more successful crisis management process. You will also learn how to effectively gather critical information, adapt to unique circumstances, and prioritize effectively.

Programme Structure

The program focuses on:

  • Dynamics of emergencies overall and what differentiates crisis situations from routine emergencies
  • Role leadership plays in crafting and executing appropriate responses and preparing organizations in advance of a crisis
  • Multiple dimensions of situational awareness
  • Skills leaders need for working decisively in the highly concentrated timeframe of an emergency, while maintaining a focus on managing and motivating a team
  • Critical coordination demands of large-scale crises that engage multiple response organizations from many jurisdictions and levels of government
  • Tensions that frequently arise between senior emergency management professionals and political leaders and how they can work together effectively

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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Starting from €0.53/day, free cancellation any time.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Local, state, and federal officials in departments including but not limited to public works, public health, emergency medicine, transportation, homeland security, and education
  • Elected officials who oversee emergency preparedness or participate in crisis response
  • Senior leaders of first-response agencies
  • Foreign Service, State Department, and other federal officials who craft or carry out responses to international humanitarian and diplomatic crises
  • Active-duty military, Coast Guard, National Guard, or reserves who play roles in planning for or responding to disasters
  • Executives in the corporate and nonprofit sectors with responsibility for disaster planning, management, or recovery, or those who oversee large public events

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10500 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10500 USD for the full programme during 6 days.
  • National

    10500 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10500 USD for the full programme during 6 days.
  • The program fee includes tuition, housing, curricular materials and most meals.

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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