Matthew Andrews , Ishac Diwan
Where do participants reside during the program?
Participants in the Leaders in Development program reside at the Doubletree Guest Suites within short walking distance to Harvard Kennedy School. All participants will have private single accommodation.
What is the typical attire for this program?
Attire for the program is business casual. Because you will be sitting in a classroom for long periods of time we suggest you dress comfortably. Business attire is suggested for the opening and closing dinners.
Is participation in all of the program sessions mandatory?
Yes. The Kennedy School admits participants to Executive Education programs with the understanding that they will be free of all regular professional responsibilities throughout the program. The faculty believes that attendance by each participant at every session is essential to ensuring that Leaders in Development makes the maximum contribution both to the individual and the entire group. The sessions often build on materials presented in previous sessions so it is essential that participants stay current in the course. Only participants who have attended all of the program sessions will be awarded certificates of completion at the end of the course.
What is the typical daily schedule for the program?
The Leaders in Development program begins each morning with breakfast followed by study group sessions and class sessions. On most days dinner is also provided.
7:00 am – 8:00 am Breakfast
8:00 am – 9:00 am Study groups
9:00 am – 10: 30 am Session I
10:30 am – 11: 00 am Break
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Session II
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Session III
3:30 pm – 6:00 pm Reading and preparation for the next day
What visa should I apply for?
The Leaders in Development Program is an executive education training program. Executive Education participants should apply for a B-1 non-immigrant visa for business/tourist purposes. Do NOT apply for a student or scholar visa.
The Harvard University Kennedy School of Government will provide ONLY your admissions notification, a copy of which you will be required to submit for visa processing.
What is the Cambridge, MA weather like in June?
It can be quite hot and humid in Cambridge in June but the classrooms are air-conditioned and can be chilly. We suggest that you bring light clothes that you can wear in layers for comfort. You should also bring comfortable walking shoes.