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Hertie School of Governance

Strategic Management - Enhancing the Strategic Capacity of Public Organisations

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Jun 24—26
3 days
Berlin, Germany
EUR 1690 ≈USD 1902
EUR 563 per day




Public sector organisations have to anticipate and respond to substantial challenges, such as long-term economic and financial instability, as well as demographic change or the drive for ecological sustainability. Equally important are the ongoing and increasing demands by citizens in their involvement as co-producers, initiators, voters, taxpayers or clients regarding the transparency, coherence and accessibility of public institutions and especially their ability to deliver high quality goods and services.

Participants of this seminar gain a profound conceptual, instrumental and practical understanding of strategic capacity and the practice of ‘doing strategy’ in a political and administrative context. The seminar enhances participants’ awareness of opportunities for moving beyond business as usual and to act and think more strategically. This is achieved by discussing their experiences and looking at best practices. The course also provides participants with key concepts, hands-on tools, as well as critical reflection skills to evaluate and apply methods in their working environment.

Who should attend

Professionals from all sectors (public, private, and from NGOs)


  • Higher education degree
  • At least two years of relevant professional experience (average is ten years)
  • Good knowledge of English


Martijn van der Steen  joined the Netherlands School for Public Administration (NSOB) in 2002 and is now vice-dean and deputy director of NSOB and director of NSOB’s Think Tank. He studied public administration and history at Erasmus University Rotterdam and was trained as a management consultant...
Mark van Twist  is professor of public administration at Erasmus University Rotterdam. He is also dean and member of the board of the Netherlands School of Public Administration, an interuniversity institute in The Hague, that offers study programs for senior officials in government. He is also e...


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