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Learning Experiences

There are few places where you can openly engage with like-minded professionals on the important issues that impact your business, your industry, and your world. At Harvard GSD Executive Education, you will interact and exchange ideas with an elite group of colleagues. Together, you will debate game-changing developments, share diverse insights, and gain global perspectives. The bonds that you form extend far beyond the classroom, and many of your fellow participants become lifelong friends, colleagues, and in some cases, business partners. Bringing together some of the world’s most successful real estate and design leaders – that’s the GSD Experience.

We offer a distinct array of both in-person, and online programs, with our in-person programs maximizing the living laboratory that is the Harvard ecosystem and the thriving metropolis of the Boston area, with many programs featuring tours to drive home key course concepts.

Each program involves lively discussion with the instructors, both during and following each session. Come ready to engage!

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Our live online programs are highly interactive and require readings and other preparation work before and between sessions to get the most out of the experience. Instructors encourage questions throughout, and many schedule additional open conversation time following the formal end of each session.

Meanwhile, programs are tailored to an online format, with group work time as a priority, but additional resources are available on any topic covered. Due to the programs being offered online, our already-global group of participants is even more diverse, bringing a dizzying range of experiences to the virtual classroom.