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The Harvard Institutes for Higher Education

The Harvard Institutes for Higher Education (HIHE) offers comprehensive leadership development programs designed for higher education administrators — from directors, department heads, and deans, to vice presidents, provosts, and presidents. Because the leadership issues you face depend on your position, we group you with peers who share similar experiences and perspectives.

Participants bring multiple perspectives from a broad range of institutions, including large research universities, comprehensive regional institutions, small liberal arts colleges, and community colleges — creating a rich, multi-layered and dynamic learning environment in which your thinking and approaches will be challenged and you will gain insight from the research and teaching of our outstanding faculty and your peers. With a world-renowned faculty, an almost 50-year history of advancing the practice of higher education administrators, and a vibrant network of thousands of alumni who maintain long-term relationships and return to HIHE as their careers advance, our programs will have a transformative impact on your practice.

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Upcoming Higher Education Programs

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Program Portfolio Who Should Attend Faculty Chair(s)
Management Development Program (MDP)
6/12/22 - 6/17/22
On Campus
Higher Education
College and university administrators early in their careers responsible for the strategic direction, administrative management, and local leadership of their respective departments and units.
Francesca Purcell, Eduardo Contreras
Institute for Management and Leadership in Education (MLE)
6/21/22 - 7/1/22
On Campus
Higher Education
Experienced higher education administrators who are both leader and follower working alongside other leaders and followers with principal oversight and responsibility for their school, department, or division.
Matthew L. Miller, Hanna Rodriguez-Farrar, Ph.D., Ed.D.
Harvard Seminar for New Presidents
7/8/22 - 7/13/22
On Campus
Higher Education
Newly appointed first-time presidents and chancellors
Judith Block McLaughlin
Institute for Educational Management (IEM)
7/13/22 - 7/20/22
On Campus
Higher Education
Senior-level administrators with the responsibility and authority to shape institution-wide policy. Cabinet-level administrators who participate in strategic decision-making that shapes the future of the institution.
James P. Honan, Richard Reddick
Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians
7/24/22 - 7/29/22
On Campus
Higher Education
College and university librarians
Joseph P. Zolner, Alex R Hodges
Harvard Seminar for Presidential Leadership: Crisis Leadership Planning and Implementation
11/6/22 - 11/8/22
On Campus
Higher Education
Presidents and chancellors
Judith Block McLaughlin, Herman Leonard

Contact our admissions team at hihe@gse.harvard.edu to learn more about our programs or if you have any questions.