Blavatnik School of Government

Thirty four directors from the UK Civil Service met in Oxford today as they reached the halfway point in the inaugural Directors Leadership Programme, a one-year bespoke executive programme designed by the Blavatnik School for the Leadership College for Government which will equip civil service leaders with the skills and frameworks essential to enhance their leadership and effectively deliver for communities across the UK.

The programme offers directors an opportunity to strengthen skills and succeed in roles in an increasingly complex public environment. Drawing from international best practices with world-class teaching and facilitation, the programme is anchored around six core themes:

  • Systems thinking and leadership
  • Engagement to the frontline of public service
  • Effective operation in government
  • Effective communication
  • Building a culture of respect and equality
  • Leading and managing well

Throughout the programme, participants will also take part in frontline experiences, organised by the Forward Institute and Eden & Partners, where they will connect with communities, citizens, and the frontline of public service.

The Directors Leadership Programme, which runs from January 2023 to December 2023, has been designed in a unique collaboration between the following expert contributors:

Programme partners