What our modules offer
Our modules teach both hard skills such as policy evaluation and softer skills such as political negotiation and the ability to listen to the citizen better. We believe the contemporary leader needs a high level of both hard and soft skills – expertise in policy analysis and digital technology, in addition to the ability to communicate, listen and disagree well, all combined with a nuanced understanding of the dynamics of power. For this reason all of our online modules cover the full range of skills, from design and delivery to listening and disagreeing well.
Our innovative modules are developed by leading King’s academics in partnership with digital entrepreneurs, politicians, policymakers, design experts and other practitioners, offering new perspectives and skills on how to govern. The modules uniquely blend academic rigour and practical application so best to equip public servants across the world.
Learning What Works
User-Centred Digital Government
Robust Decision Making Under Deep Uncertainty
Approaches to Policymaking
Empathy and Emotion in Policymaking
Communications, Media and Public Policy
Key Models in Public Management: A Comparative Analysis
Understanding Political Leadership
The Economic Analysis of Public Policy
Ethics, Leadership and Governance
Participatory and Deliberative Governance
International Conflict Analysis and Resolution
Foresight and Horizon-Scanning in Policymaking
Behavioural Insights and Policymaking
Advanced Parliamentary Theory and Practice
Why choose the The International School for Government?
The International School for Government is designed to equip policymakers and civil servants from across the globe to meet the challenges of the future, creating leaders capable of delivering the services that citizens expect today. The School focuses on the most pressing policy problems, ensuring that policy professionals are prepared with both the hard and soft skills necessary to understand how power, influence and change move through political circles.
Technology is rapidly transforming the relationship between governments and their citizens. The International School for Government offers policy professionals the opportunity to use this change to improve outcomes for citizens as well as to learn thought leadership from world-class King’s academics, practical skills from senior practitioners and best practice from governments around the world.
The International School for Government is one of five schools, along with the Policy Institute, which are part of the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy at King’s. The Faculty is a dynamic, diverse and interdisciplinary hub of scholarship, home to one of the largest university communities for social research and education in the UK.