Competencies Targeted in Public Manager Training
The competencies targeted in training programs for managers in the public sector can be discerned from the curricula of training modules used by governments.
The table below lists the topics for a number of training programs used by the Ontario Public Service and by the Canadian federal government.
The four key competencies targeted appear to be: strategy and leadership; change management; financial and risk management; and communication.
U of T Rotman, Public Sector Leadership Institute
Queen’s Smith, Public Executive Program
York Schulich, Public Sector Leadership
|Strategy and Leadership||Effective Leadership and Strategy
Leadership and Integrative Thinking
|Strategic Thinking and Management Excellence||The Leader’s Challenge|
|Change Management||Managing Organizational Change
Developing Self and Others
|Public Sector Policy, Ethics, and Accountability||Leading Organizational Change|
|Financial and Risk Management||Governance and Finance||Management of Risk|
|Communication||Communication||Media and Government||Communicating with Impact|
|Policy Context and Major Issues||The Impact of Shifting Demographics
|Integrative Case Study and the Future of Public Management|
Topic, subject and Atlas course
University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management, Public Sector Leadership Institute, at http://www.rotman.utoronto.ca/ProfessionalDevelopment/Executive-Programs/CoursesWorkshops/Programs/Public-Sector-Institute, accessed 19 October 2017.
Queen’s University, Smith, Public Executive Program, at https://smith.queensu.ca/executiveeducation/programs/public_policy.php, accessed 19 October 2017.
York University, Schulich School of Business, Public Sector Leadership, at http://seec.schulich.yorku.ca/program/masters-certificate-in-public-sector-leadership/details/?module=3, accessed 19 October 2017.
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