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Leading Innovation in the Public Service

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August 23, 2022 at 9:00am Asia/Singapore

16 hours

Innovation is the discipline of discovering and fulfilling needs in new ways that create value, under conditions of high uncertainty.

Dates: 23 – 26 August 2022
Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm SGT

Programme Fee: $1,600 SGD (before GST)
Registration closes 2 August 2022

Driving a culture of innovation requires multiple touch points and ongoing reinforcements with the change agents. One of the biggest challenges public agencies face is not the ability to create ideas and work with them, but changing the leadership behaviours that hinder innovation.

How can you foster a culture in which innovation can flourish? You’ll require exploration skills, execution skills and unique innovation leadership behaviours. In this programme, we will tackle the following questions:

What does it take to innovate?
How do I lead it?
What moves can I make back at work tomorrow?

Note: The programme consists of virtual classroom sessions conducted over four half-days on Zoom.

How you will benefit

  • MANAGE uncertainty and approach innovation projects as experiments, where you test ideas, assess results and learn from failure
  • LEARN how to develop a culture of innovation by cascading these skills across your agency, and lead with the right innovation behaviours
  • SHARPEN your team empowerment and project sponsorship skills
  • DEFINE actionable strategies and commitments that can be deployed immediately

Who should attend

You are a Singapore Public Officer who holds the position of Director, Deputy Director or equivalent. You are a leader who wants to:

  • Experiment with innovation tools that you can use within your agency
  • Develop and sustain a strong culture of innovation within your agency
  • Lead people to adopt an innovation mindset

Questions about this event

Reach out to events.APAC@bts.com


Alan brings over 20 years of experience working in and with the public service sector and large private organizations. He works closely with clients in designing and delivering solutions and interventions on leadership, organization development, change, systems, talent, and learning and development that deliver both learning and results.

Prior to BTS, he was Principal Organisation Development Lead at the Prime Minister’s Office Singapore, Public Service Division providing internal OD consulting support to whole-of-government projects, and also at Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, where he pioneered team to spearhead leadership and organisation development strategies and interventions.

In between his public and private sector roles, Alan also spent several years in the people/social sector, serving as the Director of Programmes at a non-profit/social service organisation, developing programmes and services to meet the needs of the poor and needy.

Alan was also an Executive Coach and Learning Team Facilitator at the Global Institute of Leadership Development (GILD). He is also Hogan certified and have supported the leadership development of many C-suite/high potentials leaders.