Public-sector organizations have been transforming for higher efficiency and broader scope, particularly to cope with complexity and uncertainty in the external environment affecting the delivery of services to citizens. Strategic management is an approach to integrate strategy formulation and implementation, which can help public-sector organizations to focus on their strengths to achieve goals and create greater public value.

One feature of strategic management in the public sector is the use of appropriate performance measures to track progress in implementing initiatives and achieving goals and objectives. Incorporating goals and objectives related to strategic management plans in individual performance appraisal processes and rewarding contributions to achieving those goals are critical factors in strategic management.

Course Objectives

The main objectives of this course are to:

  • Learn about the concepts and applications of strategic management in achieving an effective, efficient public sector.
  • Explore different models and benefits of strategic management in public-sector organizations.
  • Acquire practical strategic management tools to enhance the productivity of the public sector.

Course Modules

This e-learning course will cover the following modules:
Module 1: Strategic management applications in the public sector.
Module 2: Strategy formulation, governance, and performance of the public sector. 
Module 3: Techniques of strategic management in the public sector.
Module 4: Cases of strategic management application in public-sector organizations. 
Module 5: Future of strategic management in the public sector.

Important Notes:

  1. Participants who register to take this course and pass the final examination with a score of 70% or higher will  be eligible to receive the APO certificate. Please note that the final examination can be taken only once. Therefore, the most appropriate time to take the examination should be chosen carefully. The self-assessment quizzes are for personal evaluation only and are not related to the final examination results.
  2. Participants who perform well in this course and receive the APO certificate will be given preference, on a merit basis, for selection to attend follow-up face-to-face multicountry APO projects on similar topics, when nominated by their NPOs and if slots are available.
  3. Notes 1 and 2 are applicable only to participants from APO member countries. Participants from nonmember countries are welcome to take the course for self-improvement, although they will not have an opportunity to attend the follow-up face-to-face multicountry APO projects.
  4. Each module is in a prerecorded video format in which the expert delivers presentations by explaining each slide. Participants can access the video by clicking on the link provided under the title of each module.
Course Duration in Hours: 40 hours
Skill Level: Beginner
Upcoming Course: No
New Course: Yes