Public Sector Leadership

KEY INFORMATION

  • Course Code: PS104
  • Duration: 1 week
  • Fee: £2625

COURSE OUTLINE

Leadership and Reform of the Public Services

  • Is there a leadership problem in the public services?
  • Perspectives on leadership
  • Remaking the welfare state

In Search of Leadership

  • Myths and conundrums
  • But we are different
  • Leading in the absence of ‘profit’
  • Performance and conformance – carrots and sticks

Academic Research

  • Leadership and Management
  • Transformational change
  • Leaders and followers
  • Other management leaders
  • Managerial leaders and partners
  • Evaluation
  • A normative model of leadership

The Leadership Trajectory

  • Who are the leaders? The role of politics in public service leadership.
  • Followership
  • Leading change and renewal – the ultimate aspiration for public service

Lessons in Leadership

  • The problem leadership addresses
  • Leadership processes
  • Managers and elected politicians

Target audience

  • Those who work in the public services and wish to achieve credible and dynamic leadership.
  • Managerial leaders who wish to be successful in the public services.
  • Those taking on the responsibility of leadership in the public services.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to understand:

  • Various theoretical perspectives on leadership.
  • The tensions that can arise between the bureaucratic, administration-driven traditions of public services and the leadership and management styles required within new and emerging operating environments.
  • The relationship between political leadership and organizational leadership.
  • Different approaches adopted by public service leaders around the globe, including generalizable attributes of success and failure.
  • Which existing theories of leadership are appropriate for a new public management context or whether new models or paradigms may be required to move forward.

WHAT IS INCLUDED:

  • 30 hours of classroom-based training
  • Apple iPad
Program taught in:
English

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Last updated November 23, 2018
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