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Custom Online Leadership Development for Your Organization

Over the past year, the world has changed greatly, resulting in new challenges but also opportunities for the legal industry. Harvard Law School Executive Education has responded by adapting its program offerings to a live, virtual format to continue to advance our mission: to prepare lawyers as leaders across the arc of their careers, and drive change in an evolving legal sector.

Custom online programs have proven to be an impactful way for our clients to provide their lawyers the critical knowledge and tools for sustained organizational success. The online format allows for:

  • Easier scheduling and less time away from work
  • Lower cost of delivery and no travel expenses
  • Shorter program days providing time to continue to address work matters
  • An intimate class experience with opportunities to engage with faculty on participants’ specific challenges
  • The formation of strong networks and relationships through small group exercises and discussions

    Harvard Law School Executive Education faculty utilize cutting-edge, research-based tools and ideas to address the challenges you and your organization are facing now and prepare you to adapt to future opportunities.

    Custom online programs feature the same world-class faculty and immersive experience as an in-person program. The program will be taught live by Harvard faculty, include highly interactive and applicable content, and use business-school style case studies contextualized for the legal industry.

    Harvard Law School Executive Education has developed sessions specifically addressing the impact the COVID-19 pandemic and the new world of work will have on the legal profession. The content themes include:

    • Crisis management
    • Adaptive leadership
    • Smart collaboration
    • Change management
    • Organization culture in remote or hybrid environments
    • Transforming client relationships and innovation

    In addition, Harvard Law School Executive Education faculty have expertise in many other areas including Leadership, Strategy, Innovation, Collaboration, and business topics relate to the legal industry. View additional session topic options→

    Program content can be tailored to your organization’s needs. A program can be designed for any role and experience level including senior partners, new partners, associates, in-house counsels, or clients and partners.


    Harvard faculty facilitate all sessions live, using the Harvard Law School Zoom video conferencing platform. These programs are optimized to take advantage of this online platform by using breakout rooms, polling, and chat features extensively to create a highly interactive experience. In addition, opportunities are provided for small groups to share, reflect, and socialize with each other and with our faculty.

    Custom online programs are typically 2 to 5 days in length with 4-5 hours of sessions each day. Sessions can be offered any time between 8:00 a.m. ET and 6:00 p.m. ET to accommodate participants in different time zones. The sessions are approximately 60 to 90 minutes long with a 30 minutes break in between.

    Sample Custom Online Program Schedules

    Program schedules can be designed to work for your organization. View sample schedule options below:

    Sample half-day schedule→

    Sample full-day schedule→

    Sample distributed schedule, 4 program days over 2 weeks→