Master class series

Our inspiring and challenging master classes are delivered by outstanding thinkers in their chosen fields.


Thought leaders drawn from the international, national and local stage will provide unique proactive, game-changing and innovative ideas to enable public service leaders to pull from the future to deliver the now.

This series of master classes has been developed by Academi Wales to provide public service leaders with an opportunity to engage in real time inquiry into the challenges faced by the public sector in today’s changing climate. We hope you are inspired by the talented speakers provided and take the opportunity to network and actively learn from other master class participants.

Leadership behaviours

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

Learning and self-awareness

Sharing leadership

Strategic orientation

Previous events

  • Authentic Leadership; The Courage to Lead
  • Persevering as Exemplars in the midst of Uncertainty
  • Coaching as a Management Style
  • Hear Hear! The Power of Listening
  • Public Value and Cost Benefit Analysis of Infrastructure
  • Margaret Wheatley 'Sane Leadership: How to restore creativity, capacity and possibility to our work'
  • Strength-Based Lean Six Sigma (Building positive and engaging business improvement)
  • Using Your Multiple Brains to Do Cool Stuff – Applied Neuroscience in Leadership and Coaching
    Working with Millennials
  • The 4 must-have conversations every manager needs to have
  • Leadership for Future Generations
  • Professor Eldar Shafir (Princeton University) master class: A Behavioural Perspective on Decision Making and Policy
  • Practical Tools for Empowering People - an asset based approach
  • Engaged - the neuroscience behind creating successful organisations
  • Leadership for Future Generations
  • How Millennials can WOW at Work
  • ‘Think Big’ Leadership for Transformation
  • Public Policy - Wales Governance Centre
  • Governance Monsters and Trolls - A Guide to Governance
  • Innovation masterclass
  • Welsh Law - Wales Governance Centre
  • Masterclass in skills for non-executive directors in public services
  • Public Service using risk appetite: Decision making in Public Service using risk appetite
  • System Leadership: creating positive organisations
  • Welsh Politics - Wales Governance Centre
  • Comparative Devolved Government and Public Attitudes - Welsh Governance Centre
  • Service Improvements - Governance Matters