Strengthening top public sector leadership worldwide

Bring Oxford’s expertise to your country and train large cohorts of mid-career public servants in your institution.

Participants from a single country receive world-class instruction over the course of a seven-week programme, beginning online and culminating in a one-week residential programme in their own country.

Each year’s programme takes account of the current context for public sector leadership. Participants will cover: confronting global challenges, communicating internally and externally, harnessing digital technology, decision-making under pressure, strengthening public organisations, negotiation, and integrity in public life.

The programme features four phases:

  • A week of live online classes with an asynchronous option available depending on internet connectivity
  • Several weeks of self-paced online learning with online discussion and individual reflection
  • A one-week intensive residential course featuring lectures, workshops, case studies and simulations, attended by key Blavatnik School faculty
  • An optional project to apply programme concepts to a real world problem inside participants’ own government department or organisation

The programme is based on our Rising Public Leaders Programme curriculum and is tailored to meet the needs of the country or institution.

Better leadership matters

We welcome enquiries on potential partnerships with organisations and ministries for this and other executive programmes.

Please email Vicky Reeves at to discuss your interest.

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I was enthused by the effective communication skills, work ethic, time management and organisation shown by the members of the Blavatnik faculty and the Aig–Imoukhuede Foundation team who played a fundamental role in the active engagement of participants at the programme. This reiterated that fostering soft skills and promoting positive informal behaviours which focus on people and their relationships can drive innovation, increase employee engagement, create a positive working environment, and boost productivity.

Read about Madu's experience on the programme

Madu Ibrahim, Nigerian Navy, 2024 participant
About the programme

At the Aig-Imoukhuede Foundation, we believe that an effective, values-driven, and results-focused civil service will lead to significantly measurable improvements in Nigeria’s socio-economic performance and in better outcomes for its citizens.  The capacity of the public sector work force is a key enabler of public sector effectiveness and so one of our strategic objectives is to build the capacity of current and future public sector leaders across Africa. 

The AIG Public Leaders Programme, aimed at mid-level public servants, is enabling us grow a new generation of public sector leaders who can drive and sustain change. Our programme alumni have developed  and implemented several projects that are already having a positive impact on the performance of their organisations.  We are confident that future programme participants will follow in their footsteps and create sustainable projects that will drive the change Africa needs.

Aig-Imoukhuede Foundation