Executive and Continuing Professional Education

About Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Executive and Continuing Professional Education

We provide executive education and continuing education courses that encourage leadership development and provide the knowledge and skills you need to improve organizational performance. Our portfolio of executive education programs and continuing education courses cover topics including leadership, management, research improvement and innovation, public health education, environmental health and safety, nutrition, health policy, and organizational strategy.

Our Mission

The overarching mission of Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health is to advance the public’s health through learning, discovery, and communication. The Center for Executive and Continuing Professional Education translates faculty research and experience into intensive, applied continuing education courses to help leaders across industries address critical challenges in public health and health care. ECPE has designed, developed, and delivered executive education courses around the globe, with over 60,000 alumni.

Program Participants

Your fellow continuing education participants are an integral part of your learning experience, offering valuable insight to overcome the challenges you face daily. You will learn alongside talented leaders from diverse functions and industries from around the world. You will leave Harvard having developed a global network of leading peers you can rely on for guidance as you return home and implement what you learned.

2014 Participant Industry Mix

  • Health care delivery - 38%
  • Academia - 19%
  • Pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and medical supply - 6%
  • Administration of public health programs - 6%
  • Other - 31%

2014 Participant Geographical Mix

  • North America - 64%
  • Europe & Central Asia - 22%
  • East Asia and Pacific - 5%
  • Sub-Saharan Africa - 3%
  • Middle East and North Africa - 2%
  • Latin America and the Carribean - 2%
  • South Asia - < 1%

Custom Programs

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health works with leading organizations on highly customized executive education courses for executives, senior managers, and high-potential leaders. This intensive process allows Harvard to build a curriculum that addresses the challenges facing your organization while developing the leadership and management capabilities of your senior leadership team. Learn more about custom continuined education courses.

From the Desk of Dean Julio Frenk

"Focused on health care and public health issues both locally and globally, ECPE supports a range of professionals, from Boston firefighters, to CEOs of pharmaceuticals companies, to leaders from governments. We at the School of Public Health are honored to be promoting change and providing solutions by bringing cutting-edge knowledge to professional communities. The depth and excellence of our continuing professional education offerings stem from Harvard faculty, partnered with leaders from diverse backgrounds, and complemented by a broad group of participants in every program. Together our faculty, participants, staff, alumni, friends, and partners will help to shape health in the 21st century." — Julio Frenk, Dean of the Faculty, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health