Leadership for Managing Reforms

We support people, teams, and institutions to envision, design, and implement policy reforms. That is why we offer learning events that stimulate public officials’ personal capabilities and growth combined with content related to their expertise. We mostly focus on interaction and communication capacities, problem-solving, networking, digital skills, policy cycles, and management. We support teams in public administration in organizing their work based on trust and values and explore modalities for joint problem-solving that work best for them, bringing in innovation and a spirit of joint achievements. We also help public institutions to advance as knowledge-centered, resilient, and innovative organizations. In turn, we expect public institutions to strengthen their intra- and inter-institutional coordination as well as leadership skills centered around the effort to bring new thinking to designing reforms that support green, smart, and fair economic growth.

Topic lead

Polona Sirnik

Officer, Leadership and Learning Ecosystems


2024 Highlights


In 2024, we will address leadership topics embedded across various projects. We will continue to support the mechanisms for the coordinated and participatory Economic Reform Programme (ERP) process that is a part of the FISR2 project - Structural Reforms Better Integrated Within Fiscal Frameworks. This involves systematically addressing challenges within the coordination process. We will be addressing improved coordination through strengthening capacities such as teamwork and action planning; collaborative problem-solving; and communication and negotiation techniques. In the WeLead project, designed for young leaders from the Western Balkans, we will in the first half of the year tackle topics like Managerial Accountability and Personal and Professional Integrity, along with Foresight and Complexity Management. During the second half of the year, additional topics will be reviewed based on prioritization by the project Steering Committee. In terms of the format of our activities, we will continue to offer coaching for the ERP coordinators and young leaders.