Training Executives

Participants from our Rethinking Financial
Inclusion Executive Education course,
February, 2014

EPoD affiliates provide a range of training opportunities targeted to the needs of policymakers and executives, teaching skills for using evidence in the design of public policies and programs.

Our trainings seek to empower decision makers with the tools they need to be critical consumers of evidence—knowing what questions to ask, when and where to seek data, and how to weigh the merits and disadvantages of different methods.

We see this not only as a chance to impart our methods to policymakers from around the world, but also as a forum for collaboration, an occasion to gain new country-specific insights into the issues we study, and an opportunity to bring new individuals and organizations into our global research-policy network.

Executive Education Courses

EPoD Executive Education Classroom, HKS

Digital Training

EPoD is also harnessing the tools of online education to develop scalable learning tools for policymakers. For example, as part of the Building Capacity to Use Research Evidence (BCURE) project, EPoD, in partnership with the Strengthening Learning and Teaching Excellence (SLATE) program at the Kennedy School, is designing a series of interactive units aimed at imparting practical skills and strategies for effectively consuming evidence.

Learn more about our digital training platform.

EPoD Executive Online Education, HKS

Custom Designed Policy Courses

We also occasionally develop custom courses for policy partners. Contact Deanna Ford for further information.

Additional training opportunities are provided by our partners:

EPoD Custom Policy Course Design, HKS

Previous Executive Education Courses

Rethinking Financial Inclusion: Smart Design for Policy and Practice
Country: United States  |  Location: Cambridge |  Dates: February 23-28, 2014

Rethinking Financial Inclusion, Asim KhwajaRethinking Financial Inclusion: Smart Design for Policy and Practice, Harvard Kennedy School's newest Executive Education program, will explore frontier issues in finance for the poor and address challenges faced by both low and high-income countries. Led by Harvard professors with years of experience in evaluating financial access initiatives, the executive program combines an evidence-based approach to understanding the market for finance and client needs with theoretical insights on how to design financial products to meet those needs. Read More >