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Higher Education Leadership Programs with Focused Topics

The Harvard Institutes for Higher Education also offer programs that address more focused leadership challenges and contexts.

Women in Education Leadership brings together educators from preK–12 and higher education to consider the distinctive challenges facing women leaders and create ongoing connections with like-minded women committed to leading change in diverse educational settings.

Crisis Leadership in Higher Education draws on the expertise of faculty from HGSE and the Harvard Kennedy School to examine best practices for preventing and responding to crises on college and university campuses.

Leading for Student Success in Higher Education is designed to prepare participants to lead their institution’s change management process and bring stakeholders together to coalesce around achieving equitable student success.

The Seminar on Leadership of the Faculty gathers chief academic officers and others with institution-wide oversight of the faculty domain to examine and reconsider, under a new lens and informed by the latest research, the persistent challenges of developing and leading college faculty.

Instructional Moves: Making Classroom Discussions More Inclusive and Effective, a two-week online workshop, builds on the resources delivered by Instructional Moves, an HGSE project that promotes high-leverage teaching strategies. 

Strategies for Effective Facilitation is a four-week blended program where participants experience job-embedded learning to assess, strengthen, and practice their group facilitation skills through an integrated online and on-campus learning experience.

Click here to download our 2020 Harvard Institutes for Higher Education program brochure.

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Who should attend: Higher education professors, graduate students, and K-12 teachers
Faculty Chair(s): Meira Levinson
Portfolio: Higher Education
Who should attend: K-12 district leaders, administrators, school leaders, parent coordinators, and teachers; Higher education deans, department chairs, and directors; Non-profit leaders
Faculty Chair(s): Elizabeth City
Portfolio: Early Childhood, K-12, Higher Education
Who should attend: Teams of 3-6 people with access to students/learners
Faculty Chair(s): Daniel Wilson
Portfolio: Early Childhood, K-12, Higher Education
3/7/21 - 3/11/21
Who should attend: Administrators with crisis management and crisis response responsibilities
Faculty Chair(s): Judith Block McLaughlin, Herman Leonard
Portfolio: Higher Education
6/9/21 - 6/22/21
Who should attend: K-12 district leaders, administrators, school leaders, parent coordinators, and teachers; Higher education deans, department chairs, and directors; Non-profit leaders
Faculty Chair(s): Daren Graves, Scott Seider
Portfolio: Early Childhood, K-12
7/28/21 - 8/18/21
Who should attend: K-12 district leaders, administrators, school leaders, parent coordinators, and teachers; Higher education deans, department chairs, and directors; Non-profit leaders
Faculty Chair(s): Elizabeth City
Portfolio: Early Childhood, K-12, Higher Education
10/6/21 - 10/19/21
Who should attend: K-12 educators at all roles and levels, parents and caregivers, public and private school media librarians and public librarians, nonprofit directors and administrators, national education organization representatives, movie and media industry representatives, and after-school program leaders.
Faculty Chair(s): Eric Shed
Portfolio: K-12
10/27/21 - 11/9/21
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3/16/22 - 3/29/22
Who should attend: Teachers, coaches, and school leaders
Faculty Chair(s): Heather C. Hill
Portfolio: K-12
1/25/22 - 2/10/22
Who should attend: Higher education leaders.
Faculty Chair(s): James P. Honan
Portfolio: Higher Education
10/27/21 - 11/9/21
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3/16/22 - 3/29/22
Who should attend: Teachers, coaches, and school leaders
Faculty Chair(s): Heather C. Hill
Portfolio: K-12