Leadership for Managing Reforms

In line with the overall vision of the CEF, in this thematic area, we support people, teams and institutions to envision, design, and implement policy reforms.

We see public officials as confident and networked leaders of ideas, people, and reforms. That is why we offer learning events that stimulate their personal capabilities and growth. Here we mostly focus on interaction and communication capacities, problem-solving, networking, digital skills, policy cycles, and management.

Teams in public administration can and do achieve results based on institutional values and collaboration. We aim to support the teams of public officials in organizing work based on trust and values, through exploring modalities for joint problem-solving that work best for them, bringing in innovation and spirit of joint achievements.

In our view, public institutions can advance as knowledge-centered, resilient, and innovative organizations. To support this, we offer our own institutional experience in knowledge sharing, leadership, and nurturing organizational culture. We provide learning on inter-governmental policy coordination and collaboration, foresight and strategic planning, and resilience.

Leadership learning program supports our constituency’s efforts in:

  • Enhancing trust and cooperation among institutions

    We continue creating opportunities for officials to meet and interact – physically and online. We scale up in-country networking activities, such as study visits and consultations. We convene high-level officials and policymakers to nurture understanding of challenges common to regional leaders.

  • Strengthening leadership and management capacities that promote change

    We offer learning opportunities that address the latest knowledge of management and leadership. At personal, team and institutional levels, we help our constituency strengthen leadership and management capacities to promote change. We continue providing opportunities to learn about practical tools to improve work performance and resilience, build and manage teams, and strategically plan organizational change.

  • Facilitating learning and knowledge sharing

    We help institutions become learning organizations and knowledge hubs. We develop our network of officials with expertise and developed good practice that are outstanding in the region, and offer opportunities to share this knowledge with peers across the region and elsewhere. Acting as learning facilitators and knowledge brokers, we constantly upgrade our understanding of modern principles of adult learning and skills to design and deliver practical and engaging learning initiatives. We continue sharing with our beneficiaries that kind of expertise and experience through for example our Knowledge Hub Blog and training-of-trainers workshops.