2. The General Management Program is ideal for executives whose general management responsibilities have recently expanded and who possess 15 to 20 years of applicable work experience. They are employed by organizations having annual revenues of at least $100 million and are individuals who seek to broaden their perspective or plan to expand their leadership position. There are five modules lasting three to four weeks each, with two modules on campus. This program teaches executives about decision making, positioning an organization for growth, developing cross-functional teams, and leading effectively through times of growth and change.
3. Finally, the Advanced Management Program is designed for senior executives not more than two levels below CEO. Candidates have 20 to 25 years of work experience. Annual revenues of their organization are at least $250 million, and they are considered to be integral members of the senior management team. The duration of this program is eight weeks, all on campus. The focus here is on ethical and strategic leadership, allocating resources, supporting innovation, implementing the company vision, and creating an individual plan for leadership.
Organizations and individuals will benefit mutually from these programs. Motivated and creative leadership, not to mention committed managers, improve an organization’s bottom line and long-term success, while executives gain the tools to perform their duties effectively and move forward in their careers with confidence. A company that can recognize and invest in its most valuable asset, talented leaders, will retain and expand that asset. Graduates of the Harvard executive education program will return with new ideas and strategies to strengthen the organization and provide a solid framework of top executives for years to come. As individuals, they will discover new strengths within themselves and develop greater confidence in their own decision making skills and leadership abilities. As a bonus, all of these benefits will accrue with minimal disruption to day-to-day operations thanks to the intensive nature of the program. There really is no down side.