What you'll learn

  • Frameworks to help recognize critical distinctions between different types of crises

  • The tools needed to diagnose and understand different kinds of emergency events

  • The ability to foster situational awareness and ensure appropriate accountability during and after crisis events

  • The skills to understand and manage both policy and operational concerns

  • A rich combination of Harvard Kennedy School faculty experience in crisis management and Harvard Graduate School of Education faculty knowledge of higher education

  • A lasting network of higher education professionals whom you can call on for support

Course description

Crisis Leadership in Higher Education is a four-day on-campus executive program led by a teaching team from Harvard Kennedy School and the Harvard Graduate School of Education.


George F. Baker, Jr. Professor of Public Management, HKS; Eliot I. Snider and Family Professor of Business Administration, HBS

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