Training on Strategic Management in the Public Sector




22nd to 26th Jan 2024


19th to 23rd Feb 2024


25th to 29th March 2024


22nd to 26th April 2024


20th to 24th May 2024


24th to 28th June 2024


 22nd to 26th July 2024


26th to 30th Aug 2024


23rd to 27th Sept 2024


21st to 25th Oct' 2024


25th-29th Nov' 2024


16 to 20th Dec 2024


Strategic management is emerging as a major new competency in public sector activity. Public sector managers are now being asked to execute and measure performance improvement in ways that have so far been adopted only in private sector organizations. This is the reason why our new specialist course “Strategic Management in the Public Sector” has been developed.

The focus of this training course is on the actions required to achieve effective implementation of strategic plans. This will include detailed presentation and discussion of contemporary leading-edge approaches to strategic management, showing how standard systems should be modified for the specific context of a public sector organization. The emphasis will be on achieving and sustaining world-class performance at the strategic level in the activities of all types of organizations that operate across the public sector. This will deliver ideas and guidelines that will enable public sector managers and specialists to make a strong impact on the performance and potential of their organization.

Participants attending the Strategic Management in the Public Sector training course will develop the following competencies:

  • Designing a highly focused agile 21st century organization
  • Effective leadership of multi-specialist cross-cultural teams
  • Communicating strategic decisions clearly in a rapidly changing environment
  • Controlling business operations in fast-moving situations
  • Coaching and mentoring teams for outstanding performance

Training  Objectives

The training course on Strategic Management in the Public Sector aims to help participants in public sector organizations to develop the following critical objectives:

  • Understanding task-oriented and strategy-oriented behavior
  • Keeping teams focused on strategic objectives and requirements
  • Leading multinational and multi-cultural teams
  • Communicating effectively internally and externally
  • Dealing with rapid advances in best practice
  • Improved decision-making in different conditions
  • Keeping programmes and projects on track and under control

Who Should Attend?

The Strategic Management in the Public Sector training course is suitable for a wide range of professionals employed in public sector institutions.

  • Programme Managers in Economic Development
  • Urban Spatial Planners
  • Major Project Managers
  • Financial Planning and Forecasting Specialists
  • Scientific and Technological Policymakers
  • Internal Auditors and Management Accountants

Course Content

Day 1 : Managing Organizational Development

  • How to build effective teams in public sector organizations
  • The difference between task-oriented teams and strategy oriented teams
  • How teams respond to different leadership and management styles
  • The flexible organization – managing alliances and joint ventures
  • Achieving agility – organizational responses to business change
  • Replacing the “built to last” model with the “built to adapt” model
  • Case example or case study

Day 2 : Leading and Managing People

  • Influencing individual and group behavior in public sector organizations
  • Balancing analytical and emotional intelligence
  • Building and leading international and cross-cultural teams
  • Understanding the needs and expectations of public sector teams
  • Feedback and the 360-degree evaluation
  • Dilemmas and decisions in leading a multi-dimensional team
  • Case example or case study

Day 3 : Communication and Human Resource Development

  • Effective communication as the basis of effective public sector programmes
  • Presenting ideas – how to achieve your desired impact and outcomes
  • Developing best practice in external and internal communication
  • Developing core competencies in public sector teams
  • Identifying potential leaders for the future of the organization
  • How to create a “learning organization” in a public sector context
  • Case example or case study

Day 4 : Making Decisions and Controlling Outcomes

  • Developing a “plan to win” mindset for a public sector organization
  • Evaluating the feasibility and desirability of alternative options
  • Making decisions on the basis of imperfect information
  • Creating a publicly accountable review and control system
  • Managing variance and divergence from plans
  • Measuring performance and achieving improvement
  • Case example or case study

Day 5 : Coaching and Mentoring for Improved Performance

  • The difference between coaching and mentoring
  • The drivers of different emotions, reactions and behaviors
  • The concept of empathy in public sector team leadership and management
  • Leadership in situations of discomfort and conflict
  • How to be effective as a coach in a public sector organization
  • How to be effective as a mentor in a public sector organization
  • Case example or case study

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