Professional Certificate
in Strategic Management and Leadership

6th - 10th July 2020, London, UK

Course Overview

A recent OECD report stated that 'leaders are increasingly called upon not only to be effective target managers, but also to be inspiring, transformative leaders capable of driving innovation while maintaining the highest standards of accountability, integrity and transparency'.

This course will provide decision-makers with a clear understanding of how management and leadership skills can improve their personal performance, organisational effectiveness and ultimately, the efficiency of public administration. Interactive learning will support participants’ understanding of the key themes around public sector leadership, such as current management thinking, the principles of authentic leadership and how to guide changes in organisational culture. By critically considering different models and engaging with a number of case studies, participants will leave the programme fully equipped to improve staff capabilities and engagement, as well as overall organisational performance.

A comprehensive analysis of the principles behind effective management and leadership will be provided, with subjects to be discussed including:

  1. Examining the role of a civil servant
  2. Leadership and management in public office
  3. Analysing the civil service code as a model for action
  4. Comparing public and private sector leadership
  5. Professional skills for government
  6. Lessons from the private sector - useful model or chimera?
  7. Examining the difference between small, medium and large organisation leadership

Experts in the field will lead this training through interactive workshops, lectures and best practice case studies, fostering innovation, creative learning and networking amongst peers.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course the delegates will be able to:

  1. develop, construct and implement a code of core values and standards of behaviour
  2. lead effective organisational change
  3. apply the key principles of leadership thinking to their organisation
  4. improve organisational effectiveness and innovation whilst reducing inefficiency
  5. monitor, evaluate and enhance performance
  6. deliver services that meet stakeholder needs

How You Will Benefit

  1. The opportunity to gain a recognised professional qualification
  2. Hear the latest insights, research and developments in management practice from leading experts
  3. Network and share ideas with colleagues from around the world
  4. Enhance your skills and knowledge in management and leadership