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Who should attend
- Middle to senior level policymakers and directors of programmes, departments and agencies who want to adopt a more future-ready mindset.
- Public leaders who are transitioning from leading small teams, programmes or projects to more senior roles where they will lead and manage bigger teams in cross-departmental, cross-sectoral, and cross-national settings.
- Leaders of non-profit and private sector organisations working with or through governments.
About the course
Public leaders today operate in a world characterised by Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity (VUCA). They are also answerable to multiple internal and external stakeholders, from public to private organisations, citizens and civil society groups- each with its own distinct agenda and interests. In addition to these complexities, public leaders are also confronted with policy conundrums with no easy answers.
On the other hand, if public leaders are also able to leverage on the expertise offered by stakeholders and harness the benefits of technologies, they may be able to create more value at lower cost, thus turning challenges into opportunities. In order to do so, public leaders must develop new competencies and skills to complement their existing expertise. What are some of these new competencies and how can leaders acquire and nurture these?
The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy's four-day programme on 7 Skills for Public Leaders prepares you for a VUCA world by providing cutting-edge insights on complexity, diversity, and resilience. Guided by the lead instructor's book, The 21st Century Public Manager, and using tools, cases and best practices, the programme inculcates seven key skills to help you become more effective within your operating environment.
Zeger van der Wal is a globally recognized speaker, researcher, and consultant in the domain of public management. He believes his research, teaching, and consulting activities should constantly feed in to each other and be closely aligned with practitioner interests and needs. His main areas of ...
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