Our Curriculum & Pedagogy

Our Curricular Foundations

We believe that strong nations are built around three key pillars that are underpinned by several critical foundations, and require careful stewardship by their leaders.

Government Leaders as National Stewards
We believe that government leaders must be effective stewards of the nation, safeguarding its national story from one generation to the next.

They must have the wisdom and foresight to discern the national story, to build and communicate a national identity around this story, and to set the national direction and goals in line with the story. In doing so, government leaders build enduring nations across generations and trust with the people they serve.
Our Areas of Training Include
  • National Story
  • Foresight and scenario planning
  • Purpose and motivation in public service
  • Ethical leadership in the public service
Government Organisations & Systems

The public sector must have strong organisations and systems.

This means having organisations that are united in
 purpose, values and culture, and structured in the best ways to fulfill their respective missions. Strong organisations must also be supported by effective systems, such as talent and performance management systems, resource management and strategic planning. These are the basic 'plumbing' required of any effective organisation.

Our Areas of Training Include
  • Organisational development
  • Strategic resource management
  • Strategic planning and coordination
  • Corruption control
  • Talent and performance management
Policy Design & Implementation

Public servants must have the practical wisdom and capabilities to design and deliver public policies. This is the core function of government, and the vehicle through which governments serve their constituents.

To do this well, public servants must have the technical capabilities to craft policies that can achieve the intended outcomes, the wisdom to discern whether policies are politically tenable, and the capacity to work together to translate policy on paper into implementation on the ground.

Our Areas of Training Include
  • Public communications and stakeholder engagement
  • Public policy design
  • Data-driven and evidence-based policy-making
  • Policy writing
  • Design thinking
  • Programme implementation
  • Citizen engagement, co-creation and co-delivery
Strong Nation Blueprint

Flexible Training Modalities

We offer a wide range of training modalities in our programmes. Depending on the learner and the type of course, we are able to adopt a combination of different modalities. This flexible approach enables us to achieve scale while ensuring that we meet learners’ needs in an engaging way.
Workshops & Seminars
These sessions take place live, and can be conducted online via platforms such as zoom, or in-person. We tap on our faculty of experienced practitioners to conduct training.
Self-paced Learning
Learners can engage with the materials anytime and anywhere. Our online courses are highly interactive and engaging – we incorporate elements of social learning like discussion forums and build in knowledge checks. These courses can be combined with synchronous learning.
Policy Games
Where relevant, we incorporate policy games into our modules so that learners are able to put into practice concepts that have been taught. These policy games are carefully constructed scenarios that mimic the realities of policy-making and provide learners with the opportunity to apply what they have learnt.
Case Studies
Our courses are often supplemented with case studies that exemplify the lessons to be conveyed. Our learners are able to see how real-life policies have played out in the past, for better or worse, and learn from the lessons of history.
Panel Discussions
We believe in reaping dividends from the lessons learnt by the many ex-practitioners in our faculty. Many of our courses feature panel discussions with public policy practitioners past and present, who are able to speak from experience about the practicalities of policy and programme implementation.
Role Play Activities
These provide learners with the opportunity to immerse themselves in scenarios that mirror the realities of public service work in a safe and supportive environment. We believe in both the cognitive and affective aspects of learning, and our learners are able to internalise concepts better through hands-on experiences. 
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