Understanding Government for Public Sector Professionals & Managers

Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education

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Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education

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Constant changes in the public sector's operational framework make it considerably difficult to maintain a sustainable and trustworthy working atmosph...

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No academic qualification is required, and most courses are suitable for students who are new to the subject.

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About the course

This one-day programme is designed to help busy public sector professionals and managers understand how British government works – both the big picture and the nuts and bolts of policy and policy-making. In a very interactive, responsive and hands-on way, we’ll explore the ‘tools of government’ and how they can be deployed in making policy – as well as the various institutions and actors involved. Even if you are not directly involved in policy (making, implementing or evaluating) this event should help you understand better the context of your professional or managerial work.

Course Programme

  • 09:15 Arrival & registration
  • 09:45 Session 1: Tools of Leviathan: what can, and do, Governments do?
  • 11:15 Coffee
  • 11:45 Session 2: Structures of Leviathan: the institutional components of British Government
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 Session 3: Engaging with Policy: Possibilities, Problems and Pitfalls
  • 15:15 Tea
  • 15:45 Session 4: Practice
  • 17:00 Day school ends

Experts

Carole Talbot

Biography Carole specialises in public management reform, in particular joined-up government, including integration and mergers, public sector performance policy and management, the role of Parliament in scrutiny, local economic development and local, regional and European governance. Carole has ...

Colin Talbot

Prof Colin Talbot is recently retired from, and now an Emeritus Professor at, the University of Manchester and also a Research Associate at the University of Cambridge. Before becoming a full-time academic in 1990, Colin had a varied career including working in public service. He has extensive ...

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Government courses primarily focus on real cases coupled with scholarly analysis, that define the effectiveness of a public organization's performance. Government training courses are of primary significance to those who are involved in public sector...

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