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People management

24-26 March 2021 | Executive seminar

This seminar gives an introduction into the scope, key concepts and current challenges of people management in a public sector context. It provides an understanding of human resource management (HRM) from a social skills perspective with a specific focus on current efforts to modernise HRM and make government work more attractive.

Participants learn to understand HRM policies and techniques, and how they are related to organisational performance. The course gives a systematic overview of key HR functions and issues such as job analysis, job profiles, recruitment and selection, motivation, performance appraisals and training and development. Specific techniques for HR planning, talent management, recruitment and performance appraisal are discussed from an applied perspective and from different viewpoints, in order to develop a better understanding of how to implement them successfully in the public sector.

Upon completing the course, participants are able to understand the strengths and weaknesses of an organisation’s people management policies and practices, and how to develop specific recommendations for moving an organisation towards a more effective HRM. 

This seminar is offered in the open enrolment programme and as part of the Executive MPA programme.

It can also be completed as part of the

•    Certificate in Leadership and Management
•    Certificate in Intersectoral Management
•    Certificate in Public Sector Innovation
•    Certificate in Management in the Public Sector

All skills trainings can be customised for organizational clients. Learn more.


  • Gerhard Hammerschmid , Professor of Public and Financial Management | Director, Centre for Digital Governance