All Wales Public Service Leadership Winter School 2020


Top levels of leadership from across the public and voluntary sector in Wales


4 to 7 February 2020, Residential


Nant Gwrtheyrn, Gwynedd, North Wales LL53 6NL


£500 + VAT

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For the ninth successive year we are delighted to announce the annual All Wales Public Service Leadership Winter School.

Building on its success since 2011, we have specifically designed the programme to meet the key development needs of Wales' most senior leaders, and those working in the top three tiers of Welsh public service and voluntary organisations.

The event will focus on Leading for All - Creating Cultures & Climates.

Benefits to you

This unique ‘stretch’ programme is an opportunity to review and refresh your current skills and gain insight into cutting edge leadership practices. You will explore innovative ways to ‘deliver the business’, using a wealth of global knowledge and experience.

"A packed agenda with stretching subject areas all aligning for a truly inspiring few days. Thank you!" Previous participant

"Amazing experience which will influence my behaviour from today." Previous participant

"A superb learning experience with great people, pressing the pause button on the day job having time to think was of huge personal benefit." Dyfed Powys Police

"Fantastic! A brilliant practical course that provides opportunities to network with others to reinforce or challenge your ideas." Denbighshire County Council

Chair and speakers

Speakers for 2020 include:


Find out more about them in the Winter School 2020 speakers section.

Leadership behaviours

This learning programme will help you to develop your leadership behaviours in the following areas:

Learning and self-awareness

Drive and resilience

Focusing on citizens and quality

Championing innovation and change

Building collaboration and partnership

Political awareness and skill

Sharing leadership

Strategic orientation

Target audience

Winter School has been specifically developed for top levels of leadership from across the public and voluntary sector in Wales (for example, senior civil servants, chief executives or equivalent). There are limited places available for this opportunity and they are awarded through an application process.


The cost for attendance at Winter School is £500 + VAT. This covers a contribution towards the learning costs for the event. The cost of accommodation and food is fully subsidised and is included within this fee.

Your travel costs will not be met by the programme. A limited number of bursary places may be available to third and voluntary sector organisations on request.

Please note: If you are awarded a place and later decide to withdraw from the programme, we reserve the right to charge your organisation for the full cost, please see our website for further information.

Accommodation options and discounts

The number of applications we receive for Winter School well exceeds our expectations in terms of standard and volume.

To address this, and to help organisations with their in-house selection processes and the demand for places, we are able to offer the following options to increase the allocation of places.

How to apply

There are a limited number of places available, which will be awarded through a competitive selection process.

Applications are closed. For updates and alerts subscribe to our mailing list and tick Conferences and schools.

If you have any queries please email us or call us on 03000 256 687.

More information

To find more details, please see our detailed information.