Tackle the biggest challenges facing the public sector today

Maintain your exemplary performance in your current role while developing the new skills and perspective you need to take on a top leadership role.

The Rising Public Leaders Programme is a six-day intensive programme bringing together a group of upcoming public leaders from a diverse array of countries. It will broaden your skills and provide you with the conceptual frameworks and practical tools you need to lead a public sector organisation successfully in a rapidly changing and deeply challenging world.

Offering insight from the world’s leading scholars and practitioners, and peer learning from your counterparts around the globe, this programme will help you move into the top leadership of a public-sector organisation in the next three to seven years.

The programme immerses participants in a multinational, multidisciplinary experience through which you gain skills and confidence in your management of people, technology, and organisational culture; your partnerships and negotiations with business entities and non-profits; and your navigation of challenges to personal and organisational integrity.

Learn through an intensive and engaging mix of pedagogical styles, including:

  • Classroom discussions
  • Simulations
  • Practical exercises
  • Group work

Participants will establish an ongoing connection with us and will become executive alumni of the Blavatnik School.

At a glance
Applications for 2023 now closed
Programme dates26–31 March 2023
Duration6 days

This was one of the best learning and development experiences I’ve ever had. The topics were highly relevant to anyone in public service and there was also a huge range of learning methods employed. By the end of it you’ll be hugely energised and ready to take the learning home and apply it immediately.

Keith Moynes, Assistant Secretary General, Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Government of Ireland, 2022 participant
Rising Public Leader Programme participant wearing a hijab smiles during a tutorial

The real value of the Rising Public Leaders Programme was its ability to create an open and transparent space for government officials from around the world to discuss diverse viewpoints and challenge the status quo.

Farah AlSayegh, Senior Specialist, Digital Strategy, Abu Dhabi Digital Authority, 2022 participant
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Prepare for a top leadership role

Admission to the programme is selective and is based on professional achievements, organisational responsibilities, and personal motivation.

The programme gives you confidence and the leadership skills you need to contribute to shaping the public sector to be more effective and efficient. You learn from theoretical aspects but also how to implement skills and knowledge in your daily work.

Gjorgi Tasev, Advisor to the Prime Minister, Office of the Prime Minister, Government of the Republic of North Macedonia, 2022 participant