Executive training

Workshop in London

This workshop analyses and critically reflects upon current public management developments and experiences in UK government.

Restructuring and reform in the public sectorhave been persistent themes in the history of UK government, with many international public management trends and concepts having their origin in the UK. The main focus of this workshop is to understand the context and current developments of UK government better, such as fiscal retrenchment and efforts towards better policymaking and achieving impact. Analysing good practices and critically reflecting on the applicability of UK experiences to other government contexts will also be in focus.

The workshop is held in cooperation with the renowned Institute for Government, an independent charity think tank working to increase government effectiveness, and will offer in-depth insights into the work of Whitehall through visits to various ministries and agencies, as well as a joint session with the Policy Institute at King’s College.

This course can also be completed as part of the Certificate in Leadership and Management, the Certificate in Public Financial Management and Methods, or the Certificate in Public Sector Innovation.

Target group

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


  • Four days in London, as well as additional time for the preparation of the seminar
  • No follow-up assignments required

Seminar times

  • Start: approx. 11am on 15 May 2017
  • End: approx. 4pm on 18 May 2017

Seminar fee

€ 3,000

Seminar 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.

Seminar fee includes: attendance, online access to course documents, materials during the seminar, beverages in the Hertie School cafeteria (open on weekdays), certificate of attendance. 

Terms and Conditions

Note: For participants who attend the workshop as part of one of the Executive Certificates mentioned above, the terms and conditions of the certificate programme apply.


Registration is possible throughout the year, on a first-come, first-serve basis via our online application module. Admission is subject to availability.

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