Today’s elected and appointed executives in state and local government are under more pressure than ever to take on increasingly complex problems with fewer resources and a greater degree of public scrutiny. In order to face these difficult challenges, public officials must strengthen their ability to exercise effective leadership in rapidly changing political and social environments, hone their diagnostic skills about complicated social and group dynamics, and find the confidence to speak about the difficult realities of economics, diversity, resources and politics that are being faced.
This Leading Sub National Governments program is designed specifically to challenge assumptions about how you can exercise leadership in the public sector. The program will outline strategies for establishing meaningful, attainable organizational objectives. The programme will also investigate the process of developing and evaluating policy alternatives and consider the options for organizing and developing resources to achieve these objectives.
This programme helps to define and understand basic values that are at the heart of the issues that key leaders face. It will prepare leaders to manage relationships with diverse constituencies, conduct business in a global environment, and motivate followers through visions that unite and inspire. It will also/emphasise that the best leaders ground their actions in enduring ideas and uplifting values whilst being sensitive to differing values, and helping their followers focus their energies on the pursuit of common, enlightened goals.