What you'll learn

  • Tools to build strong, accountable agencies and institutions at the national, regional and local level
  • An understanding of how to act in real time, mobilizing knowledge for social change and harnessing the power of social media and the internet
  • Skills for fostering trust, negotiating wisely and cooperating successfully in a political environment
  • The ability to make evidenced-based decisions in a world of ambiguity
  • Awareness in key policy areas affecting the well-being of your country and community
  • The capacity to exercise moral leadership within your organization and structure your environment in ways that promote ethical decision making

Course description

Emerging Leaders is designed in three parts: skill building, integrated communications and policy analysis.

A one-day interactive simulation will challenge you and your peers to confront and diagnose a crisis as well as develop cooperative strategies to advance your vision. Faculty will focus on advancing your skill sets in the areas of negotiation, persuasion, coalition building, ethics and leveraging internet technologies. Lectures will address how countries grow and develop in the global economy, the infrastructure of modern government, political power in a cyber world and non-military global crisis management.

Case studies, group discussion teams, as well as experiential exercises and selected guest lecturers will contribute to a unique and collaborative learning environment.


  • Senior Lecturer in Ethics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government; Director of Pedagogical Innovation at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics
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