Executive Training

The Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy offers customized, non-degree training programs for working professionals in private, public and not-for-profit organizations. These training programs are designed specifically for your organization-and in partnership with your organization-to bring the rigorous, tools-based training of Chicago Harris directly to your employees.

 

What kinds of programs are available?

Chicago Harris will work with your organization to design a custom training program that meets your unique needs. We offer a variety of classes from public finance to communication strategies to program evaluation. Course lengths range from one day to one week depending on the number of classes you are interested in scheduling. We also offer flexibility in the delivery of the program. Chicago Harris professors can teach on-site at your office, in a Chicago-based venue, or via teleconferencing.

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Why should I be interested?

The challenges facing local and state governments are growing ever more complex while resources remain limited. Organizational efficiency, program effectiveness and leadership are essential to creating positive change in today's communities. With a rich tradition of analytic excellence, the Harris School of Public Policy can help you make more calculated policy choices in difficult political, budgetary, and organizational environments.

How can I order/create a training for my organization?

Contact Chicago Harris staff at exec-training@uchicago.edu. We will work with you to assess your training needs; define appropriate program content; determine program format, including length of training, scheduling and location; and determine program costs.

Talk to our staff and learn more

If you are interested in partnering with Chicago Harris to provide your employees with executive training, please contact us at exec-training@uchicago.edu.