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​WashU at Brookings: World Class Executive Education

Understanding how government works is smart business.

For more than 60 years, Brookings Institution has provided public and private sector leaders with practical and relevant education in support of their professional and personal goals.

WashU at Brookings is a partnership between two world-renowned organizations: the Brookings Institution and Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis. Instrumental to both, St. Louis businessman Robert S. Brookings (1850–1932) founded the D.C.-based think tank and led Washington University’s governing board for 33 years.

We are committed to being the premier provider of executive education for those engaged in and with government. Our programs in leadership, governmental policy and process, and critical global issues are designed to develop the skills and behaviors necessary for leading 21st-century organizations.

Our courses are appropriate for leaders at all levels of government – federal, state, and local – as well as officials from other countries. Leadership courses provide substantial value for those in the nonprofit sector, and the policy programs are valuable for corporate audiences.

Women’s Leadership Program

Share knowledge and experiences with high-performing women from a diverse group of government agencies. You’ll learn how to lead change from positions of formal and informal authority, acquire skills to negotiate successfully in any workplace situation and enhance your ability to communicate with authenticity and impact. There is no GS-level requirement to participate in this program. Read more and register

January 24–May 22, 2022 | Tuition: $6,500

  • Jan. 24–26: Organizational Savvy and Resonant Leadership
  • Mar. 2–3: Negotiation: Strategies for Results
  • Apr. 4–5: Resilience in Leadership
  • May 2: Executive Presence

Upcoming Courses

US National Security Strategy

December82021
Live Virtual

Influence and Informal Leadership

January192022
Live Virtual

Leading Change & Strategic Execution

February72022
Live Virtual

Insider's Budget Process

February92022
Blended

Creativity in Organizations

February162022
Live Virtual

Inclusive Leadership

February232022
Live Virtual

Leading in a VUCA World

February282022
In-Person

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For more information, visit the WashU at Brookings website. To register, email registrar@brookings.edu or call 1-800-925-5730.

About the Brookings Institution

The Brookings Institution, founded in 1916, is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, D.C. Its mission is to conduct high-quality, independent research and, based on that research, provide innovative, practical recommendations that advance three broad goals: strengthen American democracy; foster the economic and social welfare, security and opportunity for all Americans; secure a more open, safe, prosperous and cooperative international system.