Governance and Political Acumen

Strategies for Bridging the Political/Administrative Interface

To successfully navigate the political/administrative interface, public service leaders must exercise a unique set of competencies not required of their private sector counterparts.

This course describes the concepts and practices of effective public service governance, organizational dynamics and personal leadership. Discover strategies for enhancing the political/administrative relationship in your organization. Outfit governance in ways that minimize misunderstandings. Enhance your political astuteness. Make a leadership difference at all levels in your organization.


  • Help others to clarify political and administrative roles
  • Facilitate shared expectations for good governance and administrative processes
  • Use diagnostic tools to assess organizational and governance effectiveness
  • Apply strategies to align the political and administrative interface
  • Lead collaborative efforts to synchronize political and operational strategies
  • Sharpen your political and public service leadership abilities


Canada BC Job Grant 

2018/2019 Course Calendar