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Senior Public Leaders Onboarding

Every newly appointed (or elected) leader has the eyes of those whom they are to lead upon them. On the leader’s side, this ‘all eyes on you’ can be overwhelming; it inherently represents expectations and accountabilities associated with the role. What is the best approach to meet that challenge? A leader may have some relevant competencies and experience from their previous positions, but a new role means a new team, challenges and expectations.

Supporting new leaders, particularly presidential appointees, quickly and effectively integrate into their new roles is one of our specialties. Our Senior Public Leaders Onboarding programme helps newly appointed officials develop a deeper understanding of their functions as public leaders; become more self-aware and emotionally intelligent; as well as improve their decision-making and interpersonal skills.

The programme is delivered in collaboration with the President’s Office – Public Service Management and Good Governance plus President’s Office – Regional Administration and Local Government (Mainland Tanzania), and also, President’s Office and Chairman of Revolutionary Council (Zanzibar). The delivery approach features presentations, self-assessments, discussions, theory-based techniques, role playing, case studies and small-group exercises. Instructors include former and long-serving senior public leaders.


Presidential appointees

Such as Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Permanent Secretaries, Deputy Permanent Secretaries, Regional Commissioners, Regional Administrative Secretaries, District Commissioners, and Directors of Local Government Authorities.

Why this programme matters?

The aim of this programme is to help these leaders consider policy priorities as well as personal goals for their time in office, and eventually, assist the government to deliver on its commitment to realising sustainable development in the country. The programme is centred on leadership and political-administrative interface: A functional, healthy relationship between the politicians and administrators. Courses include: 

Effective Political-Administrative Interface

The Art and Practice of Leadership

Personal Leadership and Emotional Intelligence

Fundamentals of Government: Structure and Communication

An Ethical and Accountable Leader

Leadership of Public Resources