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Driving Government Performance: Leadership Strategies that Produce Results, Short Course

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  • 5 days
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  • That's what citizens expect from their public executives ... and they expect those results now.
  • But given limited resources and flexibility, how can you achieve such improvements? What approaches will prove effective in what circumstances? And how can it be measured in a way that motivates both employees and collaborators?
  • Unfortunately, there is no universal model, no miraculous equation. Every agency is unique and faces its own challenges when trying to fix its performance deficits. However, a coherent collection of leadership strategies for government does exist. And they have—with the necessary adaptations—proven effective in a wide variety of organizations.
Performance Leadership Strategies in Government:
  • Driving Government Performance: Leadership Strategies that Produce Results is a one-week executive education program that introduces public executives to a diverse set of proven strategies that produce results. Under the guidance of Harvard Kennedy School Professor Bob Behn, a performance leadership expert, you'll analyze these principles and learn how to adapt them to improve organizational operation.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 5 days
  • Languages
    • English
    Schedule TOEFL® Schedule IELTS
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Driving Government Performance is designed to help public executives with a core set of leadership responsibilities:

  • Choosing and producing results: How can public executives determine the results that they need to produce and develop effective strategies for delivering them?
  • Seizing and creating opportunities: How can public executives recognize or shape events and attitudes to foster the desire and capability to improve performance?
  • Measuring performance: How can public executives measure results and use such measures to learn how performance might be improved?
  • Establishing targets:How can public executives use specific performance targets to be achieved by specific dates to mobilize people and resources to produce meaningful results and ratchet up organizational performance?



English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

  • Schedule a TOEFL® test
  • Schedule an IELTS test

Academic Requirements

Recommended applicants include:
  • Senior public executives serving in U.S. federal, state, and local governments
  • Leaders in nonprofits and nongovernmental organizations that deliver public services
  • Senior executives from outside of the U.S.

        Work Experience

        Tuition Fee

        • International

          8800 USD/module
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 8800 USD per module and a duration of 5 days.
        • National

          8800 USD/module
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 8800 USD per module and a duration of 5 days.
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        Living costs for Cambridge

        • 1814 - 3760 USD/month
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