Programme dates: 4–16 July, 2021
Duration: 14 days
Applications are assessed on a rolling basis, and early application is encouraged.
For those admitted and registered by 30 June 2020: we are offering, at no additional cost, an online advance programme from 5–10 July 2020.
The Executive Public Leaders Programme is open exclusively to leaders in the public sector, and we welcome all such leaders, including career civil servants, political appointees, and elected officials. The programme is designed for those at the top of their department, ministry, agency, commission, or multilateral organisation, in roles such as permanent secretary, director general, general manager, secretary general, executive director, managing director, or the equivalent. We have only a limited number of places for those who are expected to be promoted to such a role within the next two years.
The intensive two-week programme brings these leaders to Oxford to learn from world-renowned scholars, from outstanding practitioners, and from one another in highly interactive discussions, debates, and simulations.
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.
Participants will establish an ongoing connection with the School and University and will become associate alumni of the University of Oxford.
Because the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed the next programme until July 2021, participants admitted on or before 30 June 2020 are invited to participate in EPLP Advanced, an online series of live discussions with Oxford faculty and a small group of senior leaders. EPLP Advanced runs from 5th to 10th July, 2020, and is open only to those registered for EPLP July 2021. There is no additional fee for EPLP Advanced.
Any senior public sector leader who wants to make a bigger difference in the public interest will find that this course provides rich, multi-layered learning and enduring relationships.
Rebecca Kitteridge, Director-General of Security, New Zealand
This is the kind of programme which every senior public leader needs to invest in.
Marlene Malahoo Forte, Attorney General of Jamaica
A fantastic wake-up call – took many of us with senior, but partial experience, and widened the spotlight, putting our shared experiences into a powerful context. A lot of practical ideas, and things to mull over. And fantastic socially.
Vijay Rangarajan, UK Ambassador to Brazil
I had a fabulous experience learning from both the rigour of academia and the wisdom of international peers.
Simon Ridley, Director General, Decentralisation and Growth at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, UK
This course has equipped me with skills to frame my extensive public sector experience within a clear academic framework and provided me with a clearer understanding of the relationship between the practice of public policy and the theory.
Joshua Setipa, Managing Director, UN Technology Bank for the Least Developed Countries
Diversity, knowledge and learning in one place.
Ritu Sain, Director, Directorate of Estates, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India
A remarkable experience in my career. The teaching method, content and colleagues make it a learning process that gives us a powerful practical tool to implement as heads of our institutions.
Jaime Tohá, National Director of JUNAEB, Government of Chile