The next programme will run 5–17 July 2020. Admissions open in September 2019 (register your interest below to be notified when this opens), and close on 31 March 2020. Decisions on applications will be made on a rolling basis from 1 October 2019, as applications are received. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis so early applications are encouraged.
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 in 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.
Indicative brochure from the 2019 programme: