Public Service Management (PSM)

Professional Management has been honoured to carry out Sida’s International Training Programme on Public Service Management.

The aim of the Programme is to contribute to the ongoing reform process in selected countries. After completing the Programme the participants will have:

  • Insights in (1) Good Governance,  (2) the collaboration and interaction between public sector, private sector and civil society; and (3) the collaboration and interaction between central and local government
  • Knowledge of (1) Results Based Management,
    (2) Public Financial Management, (3) Human Resource Management; and (4) new public demands and how these can be met
  • Ability to (1) carry out a change project; and
    (2) practice good leadership
  • Sustainable approach to (1) gender equality in the public sector; and (2) environmental work in the public sector and environmentally sustainable development
  • Access to a professional network for cooperation and sharing experiences between the participants and the countries.

The Programme will be oriented towards change and give decision makers in key positions deeper knowledge regarding how public service, through strengthening the democratic institutions, can contribute towards economic growth. Thus, the participants are requested to formulate a change project that will run throughout the Programme. The change projects form the link between the theoretical knowledge articulated throughout the Programme and the practical implementation considered relevant for each specific national/regional context.


Programme Structure
The Programme consists of the following five phases:

After admission to the Programme, the participants will receive instructions for the initial work needed prior to the second phase. Among others the change project will be discussed. The dialogue is intended to clarify the expected outcome and how the end result will be handled within the organization.

  1. The second phase is four weeks training in Sweden. The training will be given by some twenty Swedish lecturers, moderators and other recourse persons.

  2. After the training in Sweden the participants will continue to work with their change projects for a period of some six months supported individually by mentors from Professional Management. The support will be given in whatever form each participant wishes (via Skype, email, phone, mail or fax).

  3. The fourth phase is a one-week regional seminar for all the participants to be held in one of the participating countries, during which the change projects will be closely examined. It will take place some six months after the training in Sweden and evaluate progress, offer additional training and adjust and monitor factors of sustainability. The regional seminar will also include study visits to the participants’ organizations in the visited country.

  4. In the final phase the participants will receive individual coaching according to specific needs and demands. During this phase the participants will finalize their change projects with individual support from Professional Management.

All planned activities will be carried out during a period of 14 months.


The participants

African Programme 2013:

Asia Programme 2012:280b_2012

African Programme 2012:280a_2012

Asia Programme 2011:280b_2011

African Programme 2011:

Finalised Programmes

Africa Programme 2013 (280a)

Training in Sweden, May 6 – 31, 2013
Regional part in Africa, autumn 2013


Asia Programme 2013 (280b)

Training in Sweden
September 30 - October 25, 2013
Regional part in Asia, spring 2014


Africa Programme 2012 (280a)

Training in Sweden, April 16 – May 11, 2012 Regional part in Namibia, November 19-23 2012


Asia Programme 2012 (280b)

Training in Sweden, October 1 – 26, 2012 Regional part in Indonesia, April 22-26, 2013


Africa Programme 2011 (280a)

Training in Sweden, May 2 – May 27, 2011 Regional part in Rwanda, November 2011


Asia Programme 2011 (280b)

Training in Sweden, Sep 26 – Oct 21, 2011 Regional part in China, spring 2012


Africa Programme 2010 (280a)

Training in Sweden, April 19 – May 14, 2010 Regional part in South Africa, autumn 2010


Asia Programme 2010 (280b)

Training in Sweden, Sep 27 – Oct 22, 2010
Regional part in China, Spring 2011