The CAS is structured as a single, intensive 16-day learning experience. The program size is deliberately limited to enable the small group of participants representing various countries, sectors and backgrounds to enhance each other's learning through exchange and teamwork. The program is structured around innovative, competency-based learning experiences, including simulations, peer-to-peer learning, excursions and best-practices analyses, as well as expert lectures and group discussions.
In addition to course work at the ETH Zurich campus, the group will take field trips to Swiss NGOs and to the heart of the Alps to learn about governance issues in a fragile environment first hand.
The program is taught by world-class professors from ETH Zurich and other universities, as well as from highly experienced practitioners.
The Certificate of Advanced Studies in Public Governance and Administration equips aspiring public sector leaders to manage complex governance projects and processes.
Program participants will learn to:
- Understand key governance frameworks and problems
- Dissect multi-dimensional policy issues, with a particular emphasis on technological disruption
- Lead effectively across the spectrum of technical, human and conceptual challenges