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
- Practical exercises
- Group work
Participants will establish an ongoing connection with us and will become executive alumni of the Blavatnik School.
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.
The Rising Public Leaders Programme aims to strengthen the skills that upcoming leaders need to build cultures of excellence, effectiveness, and integrity throughout the institutions they lead and across the public sector more widely.
Throughout the programme, participants work on skills and frameworks that are essential today across all branches and departments of government in any country or international institution.
Examine how leaders of public organisations communicate to best effect: internally, across government, and beyond. This requires an ability to listen and communicate with the clarity necessary to catch attention amid a jumble of competing messages around government. These sessions will leave you with a fresh understanding of the role of storytelling as a fundamental part of leadership.
You will explore the complex political, regulatory, and technological challenges leaders face, using a case study on the development of 5G technology. Also examine questions of cybersecurity, including threats newly enhanced by artificial intelligence. You will have the opportunity to dive deeper into a specific topic that is most relevant to you and your organisation.
Explore framing bias, confirmation bias, overconfidence bias, and sunk-cost bias, as well as examples of groupthink. You will consider the consequences for decision-making, and test some simple techniques to overcome these biases in individual and group decisions.
Understand the trends and cycles in organisational reform and what evidence there is to support strategies of radical reform or incremental improvement. You will look at the tools that different administrations use to improve performance, including target-setting, data generation and outsourcing.
Refresh and extend your familiarity with core concepts and expand your knowledge of more advanced negotiation tactics. Through interactive simulations, you will learn and practise specific analytical tools for conducting multi-stakeholder deliberations across international boundaries, with powerful commercial interests and multiple governments.
Build a moral language for understanding ethical challenges and have greater confidence in handling the pressures that public leaders inevitably face. Examine how difficult it can be to recognise integrity, understand the factors that cloud our ethical decisions, and appreciate the long-term damage to one’s leadership that can flow from a single misjudgement.
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.
Meet the faculty
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.
Apply now or complete our registration form to be contacted by one of our recruitment advisors.
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