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Executive Education

Executive Public Sector Leadership Programme

Programme Overview

Leadership is a critical component of good public governance. Therefore, prepare to be more self-aware and adept at managing complexity and capitalizing on diverse perspectives with the SCHSBM Executive Education’s Executive Public Sector Leadership Programme. Amidst the intense public scrutiny facing public sector leadership in the global and national landscape, this programme will enable public leaders to unleash their leadership potential. Delegates will explore the leadership skills and traits that make leaders effective in public sector organisations while exploring what it means to lead an effective public organisation. As leadership in the public sector carries the weighty responsibility of safeguarding public interest, delegates will also gain a greater appreciation and understanding of the need for public sector ethics and accountability. Moreover, as public leaders are often responsible for conducting multistakeholder deliberations across global borders, this programme will further delegates’ understanding of effective negotiation through the assessment of advanced negotiation tactics. Furthermore, with the wealth of information and ideas being disseminated across the chain of social media channels, this has made the role of government leadership even more cumbersome. Thus, this programme will also explore the role of the media in government, how to address public concern efficaciously and how to lead in times of crises.

Programme Feature

  • Sessions will be conducted by international business professors and experts from different countries and areas of specialisation.

Programme Goals

The goals of the programme are to:
  • Foster a strategic thinking mindset and systems thinking mentality among public sector leaders.
  • Support leaders’ development of innovative strategies for both the short-term and long-term direction of their public sector organisation.
  • Build public leaders’ capacity for values directed action.
  • Help public leaders deploy cutting-edge methods to achieve extraordinary outcomes in their public organisations.

Learning Objectives

On successful completion of the course, delegates will be able to:
  • Identify the traits of exceptional public leaders critical to successful leadership.
  • Evaluate their own leadership skills and traits to ascertain personal areas of strengths and areas for improvement.
  • Discuss examples of innovative practices utilised by government and public sector organisations to drive change in the public sector.
  • Assess strategies for effective team leadership and optimising team performance.
  • Evaluate new strategies and techniques used to fund public sector projects.
  • Recommend effective ways of addressing and managing public policy dilemmas.
  • Reflect on their capacity to manage critical public situations and lead through crises.

Programme Schedule

  • Day One:
    • The leader’s challenge
    • Brain-based leadership
    • Authentic leadership and resilience
    • Public sector leadership strategies
    • Ethical leadership
  • Day Two:
    • Developing a strategic mindset
    • Strategic leadership: Enhancing your personal effectiveness
    • Negotiating in the public interest
    • Strengthening public organisations
    • Leading public sector teams to success
  • Day Three:
    • The role of the public leaders in achieving the SDGs
    • Leading innovation, agility, and collaboration in the public sector landscape
    • Leading a modern digital government
    • New techniques for funding public sector projects
  • Day Four:
    • Media and communication for public sector executives
    • Leading in crisis

Social Activity

Business networking is a crucial part of leadership development. As part of this programme, delegates will have the opportunity to attend a dinner with global peers and facilitators. 
  • Dinner: TBD

Who Should Attend

  • Public Sector Directors, Managers, and Leaders seeking to improve their leadership skills and organisational management effectiveness
  • Senior Leaders and aspiring Leaders who work in organisations involved in public affairs or who interface with government at any level
  • Learning and Development Leaders
  • Senior-level individuals who work in or with non-profits, educational institutions, or NGOs
  • Senior-level individuals from law enforcement organisations and the fire service
  • Board Members of public institutions


At a Glance


Programme Duration

23rd - 26th May 2023


Programme Fee

  • Regular: USD $3350
  • Contact us for corporate and group rates
Fees inclusive of course material, break and lunch

Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business and Management, Barbados

Certificate Awarded
Certificate of Completion

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