Whether you are early in your public leadership journey, already heading up a public sector organisation, or a leader looking to strengthen the integrity of your organisation, we have a programme that will work for you.
Be prepared for future challenges with a leadership programme specifically tailored to those in the public sector, or build a solid grounding in a particular area of public policy at any stage of your career. All our programmes, whether in-person or online, are led by faculty who are at the cutting-edge of public policy research.
Choose the programme that best applies to you or contact our recruitment team for more personalised advice.
Public Leaders Programmes
Level up your leadership
If you are heading a public organisation, or on track to hold a similar leadership position in future, our Public Leadership Programmes will equip you to deal with the most pressing challenges facing the public sector today.
Learn from world-renowned scholars, leading practitioners, and your exemplary peers while strengthening your skills to communicate effectively, harness digital technology, make decisions under pressure, negotiate successfully, create partnerships and build a culture of integrity within your organisation.
It is not a course in political theory, but how to solve problems, untie knots, solve dilemmas, and make decisions in different scenarios. It is a course on reality and how to face it.
Government and public policy courses
Looking for something more specific? Strengthen the integrity of your organisation, learn from the latest evidence, and build networks that will set you up for future success – whether you are interested in military leadership and judgement, natural resource management or running for office.
Oil, Gas and Mining Governance in Emerging Markets
An intensive five-day course for senior policymakers and industry leaders who are managing natural resource wealth in ways that benefit current and future generations and avoid economic instability, social conflict, and lasting environmental damage.
A small group of senior public officials work collaboratively to solve an institutional problem they all share as part of the Chandler Sessions, with the help of a team of scholars and other experts.
Aimed at public-policy faculty and civil-service trainers seeking to develop skills in case-method teaching, this two-day, hybrid workshop will include practical tips for managing the case-method classroom, how to use cases to connect research and teaching, and conversations around using the case method against the background of polarised politics.
Bringing senior leaders to the Blavatnik School to engage with our faculty, the wider Oxford community, and our students – the next generation of leaders.
Learn from anywhere in the world
Economics for Public Policy
If you are involved in public policy, you are likely to encounter professional economists and/or their reports. This course aims to introduce you to the language and concepts of economics for public policy and encourage you to become a critical consumer of economic analysis.
Explore our programmes for individuals or understand how we can work with your organisation.
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