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Public Administration Program
Public Administration Best Practices

Program Methods: Action Learning Seminar and Workshop
Program Venue: USA West (Jan to Dec): Las Vegas. Los Angeles. San Francisco. Seattle.
USA East (Jan to Dec): Chicago. Houston. Miami. New York. Washington, DC.
Europe (June to Oct): Amsterdam. Barcelona. Dublin. Frankfurt. London. Paris. Rome. Vienna. Warsaw. Zurich.
For on-demand group training in other venues, such as Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, Singapore, Tokyo, Sydney, and Vancouver, please contact us.
Program Duration: 1-2 Months (25-50% seminar + 50-75% experiential project)
Program Times: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Program Dates: Executive Education Calendar
Program Fees:  $49,999
Group Discounts:  5% for 2 delegates. 10% for 3 or more delegates. Government and non-profit delegates receive up to 15% discount for 4 or more delegates. Valid only for Las Vegas venue.
Program Options: Available on client site for a group of 5 or more delegates.
For customization of training topics, duration, or one-to-one coaching, please contact us.
Program Advantage: Client Testimonials. Training Excellence. CEO Club. Thought Leadership

Program Audience

  • The public administration program is designed for government and civil service professionals seeking to develop their administrative skills to a senior executive management level.

  • The program also helps public sector analysts, policy advisors, politicians, and legislators in understanding public management best practices and develop their civic leadership performance.

  • Note: This program is designed as an advanced training for government professionals; we do not accept students seeking initial employment, postsecondary education, or initial licensing programs.

Program Modules

The public administration training programs are designed for public administrators and civic leaders. The program consists of modular public administration courses:

  1. The role of public CEOs and civic leaders

  2. Public policy and public management principles

  3. Policy design, implementation and evaluation of best practices with a focus on strategic public policy planning and program management

  4. Public sector governance best practices with a focus on preventing corruption and agency capture

  5. Modern socioeconomic development models with a focus on development policy innovations in the last two decades such as Gross National Wellbeing (GNW) and Gross National Development (GND)

  6. Strategic change and reform management with case studies on legal and administrative reforms

  7. Public leadership, organizational culture, and managing workplace politics

Program Objectives

The public administration training program is set within the context of contemporary political, social, economic, and administrative environment. The program key objectives include the following:

  • Provide 360-degree view of the public sector management function
  • Share public administration strategy insights from the world's most successful governments
  • Learn how to integrate and align policy with governance strategy
  • Review public sector planning and governance frameworks, best practices, decision-making models, and analysis tools
  • Offer experiential analysis of the challenges of public leaders and their government executives in leading and transforming their agencies and organizations
  • Identify governance blind spots and improvement areas
  • Explore public management best practices, tools, and decision-models for building high-performance government agencies
  • Provide the candidates with a multidisciplinary perspective of the complex environment within which governance occurs, as well as the competencies, values, duties, responsibilities, challenges and problems of public service professionals
  • Learn proprietary public policy decision frameworks and measurement tools such as Gross National Wellbeing (GNW), and Gross National Development (GND)
  • Explore responsive, equitable, effective, efficient, and accountable governance processes, public policies, and institutional-base programs.
  • Share ideas, strategies, and tools to plan, design, and manage development and reform initiatives in relevant sectors
  • Create a work-based project to help candidates develop strategic initiatives based on their unique set of issues, resources and national environment

Customizable Program Topics

Training subjects address challenges and opportunities in public administration systems, including organizational structures, decision making, planning, budgeting, public personnel administration and management, policy development, analysis, implementation, evaluation, governance, and ethics. Subjects include:

  • Change, complexities, and challenges in public administration
  • Public administration professional values, ethics and standards, including responsiveness, collaboration, anticorruption, governance and accountability
  • The science and art of public administration leadership
  • The design, structure and processes of public organizations
  • Public policy analysis and implementation evaluation
  • Complex decision-making and problem-solving for public management
  • Public budgeting and financial administration
  • The role of civil norms, legal institutions in preserving in a peaceful society and the promotion of social, economic, and environmental justice
  • Government structures and relations (central, regional and local governments)
  • Socioeconomic development and poverty reduction strategies
  • Strategic change and reform management
  • Public leadership skills development; decision-making, team building, negotiating, consensus building, conflict management, crisis management, change management, effective communications, and stakeholders management
  • Organization development and performance management
  • Developing public-private partnerships (PPP)
  • Conflict prevention, management and resolution
  • The sustainability of the civil society
  • Strategies for public participation and advocacy
  • Assessing the public policy environment: actors, process, challenges and opportunities
  • Planning, designing, implementing and managing public programs
  • Public communications: developing the message, informing, persuading, and moving the public to action
  • Building public and private alliances and advocacy networks
  • Public program monitoring, control, and evaluation
  • Explore the American democratic government model, including historical, philosophical, psychological, and sociological aspects of the U.S. government, the institutional and legal frameworks, U.S. constitution, federalism, system of democracy, and political, legislative, and executive processes

Note: Optional group customization is available upon request. For example, focusing on sector-specific policies and reforms such as economic reform, education reform, and empowerment of disadvantaged groups

Training Model

Courseware Content (Customized)

The Public Administration Program courseware includes the following:

  1. Participant's training guide

  2. Subject matter handbook and lecture notes

  3. Executive summary of the subject matter:

    • Summary of essential concepts and leadership best practices

    • Examples and case studies

  4. Public Administration toolkit (management frameworks, decision-models, and checklists)

  5. Experiential work-based assessment project

Performance Evaluation

  • Performance can be evaluated on the basis of individual or team project deliverables

  • There are no Q&A exams or tests. Candidates can choose to complete customized experiential work-based projects such as developing a relevant analysis document, management strategy, action plan or a senior management presentation

  • The program advisor will review the deliverables and provide improvement feedback. The evaluation is a form of management consulting and experiential coaching for performance improvement

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