Please note, this learning programme is under revision
Strong leadership is essential to ensure an effective public sector. Improving the performance of the public sector is only possible through real commitment from the management and their ability to inspire colleagues and drive change. Public Sector Leadership is fundamental in developing the public sector.
This course is intended to enhance public sector leadership by focusing on two central tenets of leadership:
- How to analyse and prioritise public sector issues and opportunities
- How to drive public sector reforms
The course will enhance the professional skills of the learner based on an enhanced understanding of public sector governance, leadership and management tools and approaches.
The learning process will improve participants’ ability to diagnose challenges and utilize opportunities for improving public value and poverty reduction measures by implementing adjustments to the management in their respective institutions.
The course will focus on the following overall topics:
- Context and diagnosis of issues facing public sector leaders
- Emerging trends in modalities of development cooperation and development funding
- Paradigms and framework for public sector governance and management
- Leadership and strategic management for public sector managers
- Formulating strategies for driving change
Applicants must be affiliated with an organization supported through Danida funding. The course targets leaders in the public sector, e.g. managers in central ministries and regional administrations and heads of administration at district level. Participants are expected to have leading positions in their organisations, a relevant university degree and at least 3-5 years of professional experience in the public sector.
Place of Study
The course is co-funded by Danida Capacity Development Support Programme. After selection of course participants, the Danida programmes/projects are charged a non-refundable amount of DKK 7,000 per participant per week in Denmark. Total funding needs are DKK 14,000 per participant. This includes study fees, accommodation, allowances, insurances and international travel for both parts.
The full course schedule can be seen here.