Who should attend
- The SMP is designed for senior operational leaders from the government, non-profit and private sectors who are in policy and managerial roles in their organisations.
- The programme will be conducted in English, thus you must be proficient in the language.
About the course
Now in its 15th edition, the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy’s Senior Management Programme (SMP) is a three-week intensive learning experience that equips senior executives in government, corporates, and non-profit organisations with the skills and sensibilities to be leaders and change agents in complex environments. It provides you with the understanding of how complex adaptive systems such as societies, economies, and institutions operate, and help further enhance your ability to develop policies and strategies that are innovative and resilient.
SMP 2020’s overarching theme is Leading in Complexity and Disruption. The programme includes a week-long Comparative Policy Exercise (CPEX) in Shanghai, Hangzhou and Suzhou, China that focuses on China’s fast-evolving policy landscape across the digital economy, mobile payment, artificial intelligence, sharing economy, technological disruption, and infrastructure and diversity. It explores ideas around creating conditions conducive to adaptation, and empowering various actors.
Learning Outcomes and Innovative Learning Approach
- Gain a broader perspective on complex public policy issues
- Sharpen analytical skills for multi-stakeholder settings
- Acquire new and strategic management approaches and leadership abilities
- Establish a valuable network of global peers The programme combines classroom learning with practical applications and site visits, plenty of opportunities for networking and interaction, and exclusive closed-door dialogues with eminent faculty, practitioners, and fellow peers. Regular feedback and reflection sessions help you rapidly consolidate knowledge, and iterate as they learn. All classroom learning is paper-less – programme materials, reading notes and presentation slides are accessible online via personal smart devices.
Past SMP participants include senior executives and directors from Australia, Bhutan, Botswana, Brunei, China, Estonia, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand
Ed is both an academic and a practitioner, trained in politics, economics, institutions and governance. Ed has received numerous international and local awards and recognitions, including fellowships from the research centres of 3 Nobel laureates (in economics); the Ostrom Prize for the Governanc...
Professor Paul Cheung is Professor of Social Policy and Analytics at the National University of Singapore. He returned to Singapore in December 2012 after serving for 9 years as the Director of the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York (2004-2012...
Francesco Mancini is Associate Dean (Career Services and Student Life) and Visiting Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, as well as an Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SI...
Kenneth Paul TAN is an Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, where he has taught since 2007 and served as its fourth Vice Dean for Academic Affairs from 2013 to 2017. From 2000 to 2007, he taught at NUS’s University Scholars Prog...
DR. ADRIAN KUAH Head (Case Studies Unit) & Senior Research Fellow, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Adrian Kuah is Head of Case Studies Unit and Senior Research Fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. His research interests include futures studies, complexity science, and poli...
Cheryl Chung is the Deputy Director of Strategic Planning at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. Prior to joining the School, Cheryl worked for the Singapore Government for 12 years where she led foresight and strategy activities across several ministry portfolios. Her work mainly focused o...
Leong Ching is Co-Director, Institute of Water Policy and Assistant Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. Her work lies in making sense of apparently irrational environmental behavior, whether in refusal to use recycled water, underinvesting in water utilities, or decision making...
Lim Siong Guan is a Professor in the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, instructing on leadership and change management. He is Advisor to the Group Executive Committee of GIC. GIC is the fund manager for the foreign financial reserves of Singapore. He was the Group President of GIC from 200...
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