Workshop in London

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

15-18 May 2017

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.

Seminar Directors

Prof. Dr. Jobst  Fiedler
Resident Senior Fellow, Professor Emeritus, former Professor of Public & Financial Management
Prof. Dr. Gerhard  Hammerschmid Hertie School of Governance
Professor of Public and Financial Management

Target group 

Professionals from all sectors (public, private, and from NGOs)


  • Higher education degree
  • At least two years of relevant professional experience (average is 10 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

Workshop fee 

€ 3.000

Workshop 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, 3 nights in a hotel in London, 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 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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Contact the Executive Education Team

Phone: +49 (0)30 259 219 -117

E-Mail: executive(at)

Participants' Feedback to the Workshop

"I really liked to opportunity to visit different departments and get different insights by guest speakers from practice."

"The organisation and atmosphere during the workshop was excellent. The joint dinner contributed to the good atmosphere."