Advanced Public Sector Strategy

General

Program Description

Overview

By attending this course, you will explore the specific role that is required of strategic managers in an organization with a more detailed examination of some key elements.

You will also be able to successfully lead public services to achieve service excellence and community objectives.

The course includes site visits to organizations relevant to the course so delegates can develop an understanding of how their contemporaries function in the real world.

The course will wrap with a summary of the key learning points, followed by an action planning exercise with a view to applying the acquired knowledge and skills immediately upon your return to work. Post-course support is also available in relation to the implementation of your action plan, up to six (6) months following course completion.

Agenda

Public Sector Strategic Management

  • What is Strategic Management?
  • Understanding the Strategic Position of the Organization
  • The Strategic Toolkit
  • Stakeholder Management

Politics and the Public Sector

  • Working alongside politicians as they come and go
  • Civil servants Working directly with elected representatives
  • Aligning service and political objectives
  • Maintaining strong corporate governance and continuity of service delivery

Aligning the Public Sector to Support the Economy

  • Skills and job creation
  • Facilitating a dynamic and productive environment for business development
  • Assisting new businesses to establish and grow
  • Public services providing a 'showcase' for modern Working practices

Site Visit

  • Industrial visit to a relevant organization.
  • An insight into the internal working of companies.
  • An opportunity to learn through interaction with practising professionals.

Public Sector Finance Strategy

  • Funding Strategic Priorities
  • Revenue Resilience
  • Managing Reserves
  • Crises and Contingency Planning

Public Sector Strategic Planning

  • The Strategic Planning Cycle
  • The Political Cycle and its Impact on Strategy
  • Review and Refresh
  • Incremental adjustments vs major restructure

Public Sector – Leading Strategic Change

  • The Drivers of Change
  • Building and Gaining Support
  • Project Management
  • Change Management

Site Visit

  • Industrial visit to a relevant organization.
  • An insight into the internal working of companies.
  • An opportunity to learn through interaction with practising professionals.

Site Visit

  • Industrial visit to a relevant organization.
  • An insight into the internal working of companies.
  • An opportunity to learn through interaction with practising professionals.

Course Review

  • Summary and recap of key learning objectives
  • Action Planning

Target Audience

This course is suitable for Directors and Deputy Directors, and all other public sector senior officers who: 

  • work directly to lead politicians and with other public services to achieve broader community outcomes (public health and well-being and economic development).
  • are responsible for achieving the authority's strategic objectives and can commit the resources to achieve them.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Focus on ensuring that the authority and its services are fit for purpose in the current, medium and long term.
  • Keep a strategic overview of service delivery.
  • Understand when and how to 'intervene' in the authority's operations.
  • 'step-up' to lead the whole service.
  • Define service outcomes.
  • Understand the responsibilities of the service 'end-to-end' manager.
  • Develop a practical perspective on contemporary work practices in your field.
  • Implement an Action Plan at your workplace using the knowledge and skills acquired through the course.
Last updated Jan 2021

About the School

London Business Training & Consulting (LBTC) is the UK’s premier business and management training and consulting service provider. We cater to both individual and organisational clients from all o ... Read More

London Business Training & Consulting (LBTC) is the UK’s premier business and management training and consulting service provider. We cater to both individual and organisational clients from all over the world. Read less