Executive Development Programme for the Public Sector
Online Executive Development Programme for the Public Sector
31 Aug 2020
R 25500.00
Brief Description
The Short Course in Executive Development Programme for the Public Sector provides you with a professional skills development course aligned with the Senior Management Service (SMS) Competency Framework in order to acquire the appropriate skills set at executive level. The programme will equip you as senior manager in the public sector sphere with the requisite knowledge and skills to perform your day- to-day operations effectively in a democratic, developmental state. The programme covers key points of the competency framework, including areas of strategic planning and management, human resource management, financial management and budgeting, programme and project management, as well as knowledge and information management.
Learning Outcomes
After successful completion of the programme, you will be able to do the followingModule 1: Strategic Capability and Leadership Develops and implements strategies for the organisation utilising in-depth knowledge of customers and clients, the conventions, changing trends, processes and constitutional framework of the Government; holds self-accountable for executing the strategy;Builds and maintains a wide network of internal and external relationships to gain confidence, trust and respect from others;Institutional imperatives and perspectives on strategic capability and leadership;Leadership in a system perspective and strategic capability and thinkingIdentify risks and mitigation strategies; and combine strategic innovation and leadership.Module 2: Programme, Project Management, Monitoring and EvaluationManages multiple projects and balances priorities and conflicts between projects based on broader organisational goals;Manages risks across multiple projects by examining total resource requirements and assessing impact of projects on the day-to-day operations;Involves top-level political authority and other relevant stakeholders in the buying process;Keeps abreast and applies international trends in project management;Motivates and coaches project teams to achieve highest project results; andMonitors policy implementation and puts in place procedures to manage risks.Module 3: Public Finance Management and strategyTakes ownership of key planning, budgeting and forecasting processes and answers questions related to topics within own responsibility;Manages financial planning, forecasting and reporting processes;Prepares budgets that are aligned to the strategic objectives of the organisation/departmentFormulates long term financial plans and resource allocations;Develops and implements systems, procedures and processes in order to improve financial management and advises on policies and procedures regarding asset control;Dynamically allocates resources according to internal and external objectives (broader government objectives); coaches and teaches others on key financial conceptsAssists others with financial accounting/reporting tasks; analyses projections in reportsModule 4: Human Resource ManagementContextualise people management in the public management environment.Strategic human resource management and the application thereof in the public service.Creation of a performance and learning culture in a specific department.Demonstrate a comprehension of and ability to integrate talent management and people development strategies and practices in a dynamic way, focused on building a strategic human resource capability in a specific department.The role of compensation management in ensuring and maintaining a culture of high performance and ensuring good employee relations,Demonstrating and integrating leadership competencies in a coherent and dynamic way that can assist in building a people management. Module 5: Public Policy and Problem SolvingContextualisation of Policy Analysis and Problem Solving by applying relevant theories and research in the respective fields and apply competence in policy analysis as a process.Demonstrate an understanding of the key concepts in public policy analysis. Lead and manage change by applying policy analysis Demonstrate an understanding of the impact and components pertaining problem solving.Integrating policy analysis and problem solving competencies in a coherent and dynamic way that can assist in building a strategic capability
Course Content
Module 1: Strategic Capability and Leadership Module 2: Programme, Project Management, Monitoring and EvaluationModule 3: Public Finance Management and strategyModule 4: Human Resource ManagementModule 5: Public Policy and Problem Solving
Entry Requirements
Prospective delegates should at least have a National Senior Certificate/Matric. Applicants must be:1. A manager in the South African public sector with a minimum of three years managerial experience;2. In possession of at least a three year qualification; and 3. In possession of a B-degree in order to pursue admission into the Masters degree in Public Administration (MPA) The successful completion as per set criteria of modules 1 5 will be credited towards the Course Work MPA at the University of Pretoria on conduction that the application reaches the University before the closing date.
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Catalogue and Category:
Public Administration and Management
Who Should attend:
This programme is ideal for Senior Managers, Councillors, or a Local Government representative.
Delivery Mode:
Contact Sessions
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