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Your school, center, district, or organization is responding to increasingly complex challenges. The professional development offerings from the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) can support your team as they grow and thrive amid change — helping you expand your capacities, fulfill your aspirations, and deepen your impact.
Professional Education at HGSE collaborates with a wide range of organizations in the education sector. With our expert faculty and practitioners, we serve as a strategic thought partner for your transformation journey, delivering a tailored professional development plan that fits your needs and goals through custom-built engagements, a robust set of open-enrollment programs, or a mix of both. We offer professional development programs for various educational contexts and roles across the early education, K–12, and higher education sectors.
Educators benefit from opportunities to collaborate, share their ideas, test hypotheses, and support one another’s learning. Enrolling a group of educators or a team from your organization in the same program(s) as part of your organizational strategic plan can have a transformative impact on the long-term success of your institution. Through a thorough assessment of your needs and a collaborative planning process, HGSE Professional Education is a thought partner and resource for organizations seeking to support their team members and improve opportunities and outcomes for their stakeholders.
Our team collaborates with your organization to co-create learning experiences directly linked to your unique problems of practice and deliver them through a range of virtual, blended, and in-person formats. With a curriculum tailored to your needs, we aim to support your most pressing professional learning goals at the most convenient time and location and in the most effective format.
Professional Education also joins forces with other organizations. We form learning alliances with professional organizations such as the International Baccalaureate (IB) and National Partnership for Education Access (NPEA) to support their constituents. We collaborate with Harvard Clubs, foundations, donors, and other organizations to develop meaningful professional learning initiatives to support and advance their mission of serving educators and underserved communities.
We aim to transform how educators approach and solve problems so they develop the skills and mindsets needed to learn and teach in a changing world.
Our HGSE faculty bring their research and years of experience in the field to each program and consistently deliver results-oriented learning experiences designed to address the real-world challenges educators face.
We incorporate the latest understanding of effective teaching and learning into the design and delivery of every program so our learners not only gain the strategies, tools, and insights to solve their most challenging problems but also have the learner experience of an effective, inclusive learning environment.
Implementing the course ideas in participants’ settings is an integral component of all programs. Whether it is a curriculum unit, a change initiative, or a leadership framework, learners will develop actionable insights that can immediately be implemented in their home contexts.
Our programs draw people from around the world. Peer connection and feedback are embedded components in many of our programs. Participants’ learning is enriched by being exposed to discussions and dialogues with educators from various contexts and cultures.
Participants engage in a powerful learning experience with one another and our faculty. They return speaking the same language and are better equipped to communicate new ideas within their organizations.