A successful modernisation of the public sector requires managers to have a thorough and up-to-date understanding of different approaches and the challenges to implementation. Managers are given insight into areas essential for a lasting modernisation of the public sector. They learn about public sector reform, how to enhance their organisation’s strategic capacity and how to lead change within an organisation: all essential skills for successfully managing modernisation projects.
Participants will also be introduced to modern leadership theories and concepts, learn about challenges and opportunities of digitalisation, improve their understanding of behavioural economics, and will discuss how and when innovation can be a driver of social change.
This certificate includes:
Three of the following seminars*
- Power and influence: Leadership in action (two available dates: 20-22 Oct 16, 4-6 May 17)
- Politics of reform of international organisations (24-26 Nov 16)
- Social innovation (28-30 Nov 16)
- Digital transformation (8-10 Dec 16)
- Smart decisions in government and business (16-18 Jan 17)
- Fiscal rules and budgeting: Examples from OECD countries (26-28 Jan 17)
- 'Nudging' and experimental policy evaluation (2-4 March 17)
- Managing organisational change - How to lead change within a political and administrative context (20-22 March 17)
- Participation and engagement in the digital age (8-10 May 17)
- Workshop in London (15-18 May 17)
- Good governance and anti-corruption (22-24 May 17)
- Strategic management - Enhancing the strategic capacity of public organisations (29 June - 1 July 17)
- Human resource management (not offered in 16/17)
- Tools for evaluating public policies (not offered in 16/17)
- A new interplay between the state, business and civil society (not offered in 16-17)
- Leadership and personnel management (not offered in 16-17)
- Performance management - Management approaches for effectiveness and efficiency (not offered in 16-17)
One of the following skills trainings*
- Consulting skills (two available dates: 7-8 July 16 & 15-16 Sept 16)
- Cooperation and problem solving in the international context (19-20 Jan 17)
- Leadership for new leaders (7-8 Feb 17)
- Negotiation (14-15 March 17)
- Judgement under uncertainty - Decision support through foresight analysis (3-4 April 17)
- Conflict management (2-3 May 17)
- Argumentation (12-13 June 17)
*Participants make their choice.
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
- Three seminars and one skills training, amounting to a total of 11-12 days
- Additional time for the preparation of the seminars, as well as for the follow-up assignments
- 11 ECTS credits are acquired
€ 6,900 if certificate programme includes a Workshop
Certificate fees are exempted from tax according to Value Added Tax Act (UStG) §4 Nr. 21a. In Germany and many other countries, tuition fees for continuing education programmes are also fully tax-deductible as professional training expenses.
Certificate fee includes (unless otherwise indicated):
Attendance, online access to course literature before the seminars, materials during the seminars, beverages in the Hertie School of Governance cafeteria (open on weekdays), correction and rating of assignments, and a final certificate after full and successful attendance (11 ECTS credits are acquired). Participants of the certificate programme must complete the certificate within two years. Most courses take place on an annual basis. All seminars take place at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, workshops take place in London or Brussels.
Registration is possible throughout the year, on a first-come, first-serve basis via our online application module. Admission is subject to availability.