Our Executive Education programs fill up fast. Enrollment is limited and admission is selective.
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Upcoming Course Dates
November 13-17 - Sign our mailing list to receive regular updates about the program.
Who Should Apply
This program is best suited to senior leaders and sustainability professionals with a senior reporting relationship. We will also consider accepting a few, select, high-potential emerging leaders.
We welcome leaders that are new to sustainability, and those who are already fluent in it. The crucial mindset we seek is that of wanting to go beyond positioning sustainability as merely an "add-on" and beyond settling for simply “doing less bad.”
We seek leaders with an appetite for driving sustainability into the core of their business and mission by unleashing its potential for improving employee engagement, organizational performance and innovation.
In our selection process we seek to achieve a balance of participants from diverse sectors. We strongly encourage teams.
Common titles of successful applicants have included:
Higher Education Sector: President, Vice Chancellor, Vice President, Provost, Director
Government Agencies: Airport VP, EPA Director, Utility Manager, City Manager
Corporate Sector: CEO, Senior VP, VP, CIO, Chief Sustainability Officer, Head of Sustainability
Admission to each 4-day program is competitive and is based on leadership experience, organizational responsibility, and reporting relationship to the executive function of the organization. Participants will be chosen to ensure a diverse mix of sectors.
We limit the number of participants due to the interactive nature of the program. We encourage you to apply early because we admit qualified candidates on a rolling, space-available basis. Applications received after the deadline will be considered only if space remains in the class. No payment is due at the time of application.
Upon acceptance into the program, prospective attendees will have up to 60 days to register and pay tuition. Applicants who are admitted into the program are required to pay the program fee to reserve their place. If accepted applicant has not registered and paid after the 60 day expiration, we will no longer be able to guarantee your spot unless there is still other availability in the course. Final registration will close September 15, 2017.
Participants will pay for their own travel and accommodation, but the program has blocked rooms at Harvard Square hotels at a reduced rate for program attendees' convenience.
Fluency in written and spoken English is necessary for participation in the program.
To access the application, click on the "Apply Now" button at the top of this page or email CBISLeadership@hsph.harvard.edu to request one. You may also call (617) 384-7276.
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