The Executive Leadership Program in Early Childhood Development aims to engage policymakers, public managers and representatives of civil society in a dialogue on the science of early childhood development and on how effective they can be for the resolution of one of the most complex social problems in Brazil.
The Program has two face-to-face modules and activities at a distance. In the 2019 edition, the 1st Module is held between August 04 and 09, 2019 at Harvard University, located in the city of Cambridge / MA USA. The 2nd Module lasts 2 days and will take place at Insper, in São Paulo (November, dates to be confirmed).
In addition, between August and November, a minimum dedication of 19 hours is expected for the participants to continue working in small groups, focusing on developing and refining their projects aimed at promoting child development, taking into account the previous experiences and the contents presented.
The 2019 edition will provide 60 vacancies for participants, of which 30 will be for guests from the funders organizations of the Program and the Núcleo Ciência Pela Infância.
The Program is designed for policy makers, public managers, representatives of multilateral organizations, researchers, leaders of civil society organizations, social investment companies or private companies.
The professionals that will be selected to participate in the program should preferably have complete higher education, articulation capacity and decision-making power to influence new practices, policies and programs focused on early childhood, working in this theme or related areas.
Fluency in English is not required, all sessions will have simultaneous translation.
The selected applicants will be notified and will have 30 days to make the payment, which should be made directly to Harvard University in one single installment, and can be made by international bank transfer or by credit card.
The investment is US $ 8,475.00 (eight thousand four hundred and seventy five US dollars) and includes all curricular activities and support materials, 5 nights accommodation in a single room in Cambridge, 2 nights accommodation in a single room in São Paulo, all breakfasts and lunches during the course period, and 3 dinners (two in the United States and one in Brazil). Airfare, transfer, passport and visa are the responsibility of each participant.
Those who have 90% attendance and develop a group work, according to the requirements of the course, will receive a certificate from the NCPI, signed by representatives of the 7 organizations that constitute the initiative (Fundação Maria Cecilia Souto Vidigal, Insper, University of São Paulo, Center on the Developing Child and David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies both from Harvard University, Bernard van Leer Foundation and Porticus).
The roots of a healthy and productive society can be built in early childhood. Strong and active leadership in the social sector can leverage national growth and development, laying the foundations for a more prosperous and just country.