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Upcoming courses

WSG consistently offers a wide range of specialised and flexible short courses in specific management areas.

These areas include: health, education, development, housing, public and development finance, public and development management, crime and policing, humanitarian assistance, social security, defense and peacekeeping, policy, governance, leadership, monitoring and evaluation.

Short courses are delivered in a variety of models, which include single blocks of study, block-release sessions over a number of months, workshops, breakfast seminars, or a combination of these options.

Programme and project management in public and development management

Duration:  7 weeks of classes over 7 months

Enhance your knowledge and skills as a project manager and learn how to use a range of project management instruments and techniques. Learn to apply an understanding of strategic and operational frameworks in project management.

Public and development sectors results-based management systems

Duration: 4 weeks of classes over 4 months

Develop a specialisation in results-based management in the public and development sectors. Learn how to utilise the various logics, forms and approaches for the development of results-based management systems in a sensitive manner to local context.

Government communications and marketing

Duration:  5 weeks of class over 5 months

Learn the value of marketing and communications in relation to government policies and service delivery. Explore the challenges of managing information and knowledge and learn how to analyse marketing research survey reports to produce communication that meets the needs of your target audience.

Public sector governance and risk management 

Duration:  4 weeks of class over 4 months

This course equips respective practitioners to set-up, manage and maintain an effective and value added risk management system that enables them to timeously identify and mitigate risks.

Managing public policy

Duration:  5 weeks of class over 5 months

This course aims to equip participants with the technical, analytical and functional skills necessary to complete an analysis of a public policy issue.

For more details, please email: shortcourses.wsg@wits.ac.za or call Zibusiso Manzini-Moyo on (011) 717-3505.

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