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Wales Public Service Summer School 2017

  • Dates:
    26 - 30 June 2017, Residential
  • University of Wales, Lampeter
  • Apply by:
    7 April 2017
  • Cost:

  • News for Summer School delegates To stay connected and to get the joining information for Summer School, please review the Summer School 2017 Delegate Hub.

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Summer School is an intensive, five-day residential learning experience bringing together leaders and managers to address key issues on a specific leadership topic.

The theme is ‘Leading by Choice: Becoming a deliberately disciplined leader’. Find out more about this year's theme in the Summer School 2017 brochure.

Speakers for 2017 include:

  • Emmanuel Gobillot
  • Sophie Scott
  • Eldar Shafir
  • Dame Louise Casey
  • Chia-Jung Tsay

Find out more about them in the Summer School 2017 speakers section.

Who is Summer School for?

Summer School is aimed at senior managers and leaders from across the public and third sector in Wales, who influence and shape the delivery of our services and who are engaged in leading change.

It is particularly relevant for those who are working through challenging times and seeking to make significant improvements to their organisational business.

How to apply

Applications are now closed.

Places for Summer School will be awarded through a competitive selection process.

There are two approaches used to apply for summer school:

  • apply through your organisational contact
  • apply directly

You can find full instructions on our 'Application process' web page.


There is a cost for Summer School of £500 which covers a contribution to learning costs for the event. The cost of accommodation and food for the week is covered but delegates travel costs will not be met by the programme.

Please note that should you be awarded a place at Summer School and then withdraw from the programme, your organisation may be required to pay the full cost.


University of Wales, Trinity Saint David
SA48 7ED

Details of how to get to Lampeter, are also available from the University's website (external link).

More information

To find more details about Summer School, please see our detailed information.

Feedback from leaders

Really thought provoking week. Built on and supported some of my thoughts - completely changed others!
Delegate 2016, Natural Resources Wales / Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru

‘An amazing opportunity to learn, to meet some great people and to reflect. Thank you’
Delegate 2016, Gwent Police

'I feel incredibly privileged to have attended Summer School. An amazing experience through inspirational and challenging speeches and through the new networks and friendships formed. Thank you Academi Wales.'
Delegate 2016, Flintshire County Council

‘Calling all leaders… you have to be here next year! Such a well-structured week. From thought provoking science to life enhancing personal growth skills- I will look for opportunities to share my learning and strive to become a better, more authentic leader. Diolch Academi Wales’
Delegate 2016, NHS Wales Shared Service Partnership

‘What an inspiring week. I feel privileged to have participated in such a thought provoking programme, to listen to internationally acclaimed thinkers and to meet such a great group of people. Thank you Academi!’
Delegate 2016, Welsh Government

Main image courtesy of: Debbie Olivari (Whitchurch Camera Club)