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Leadership, Public Management and Governance /

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This course aims to enable participants to understand the development of management theory, its application in a constantly changing public sector and the shift from public management to governance. It is intended to give managers the theoretical basis and knowledge to understand and articulate these changes and to equip them to deal with the challenges they bring.

Key Topics

  • Critical analysis of theories of leadership and power and how this applies in public sector organisation and across sectors
  • Changes in the public sector environment and service provision
  • The role of stakeholders and the conflicting roles and demands of those shapers and leaders on public policy and its delivery
  • Current public management theory and the academic theory which underpins this
  • The key features of public governance
  • The complexity of public organisations and the necessity for flexibility
  • Applying models appropriately to a range of given contexts
  • The basis of power and decision-making in public agencies
  • Models of accountability, responsibility and effectiveness in public governance systems

Gain new intellectual, practical and transferable skills:
• Build the understanding and self-confidence to develop original and feasible solutions to public governance scenarios
• Bring together and apply knowledge, concepts and techniques drawn from a variety of relevant disciplines
• Analyse, interpret and evaluate public governance literature and research
• Enhance your personal, team working and communication skills
• Develop your critical analysis, evaluation, and evidence based judgemental skills

•Two written assignments (1 x 1,500 words and 1 x 3,000 words) completed post-course (deadlines to be advised)
•Please note the deadline for assignments align to LSBU’s examination timetable. Late submissions will not be accepted
•Some reading and preparation prior to the course will be required

• On successful completion of this courses and all assignments, delegates will receive accreditation for 20 credits from LSBU against the XMPA
• Delegates can take further modules to build to a PgCert (60 credits), or the full XMPA

*Subject to verification process and contract

All courses will be conducted entirely in English. A proficient level of both spoken and written English is required by all delegates so that they are able to fully benefit from the course and participate in our interactive style of training.

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