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Wales Public Service Winter School 2017

  • Audience:
    Top levels of leadership from across the public and voluntary sector in Wales
  • Date:
    7 to 10 February 2017
  • Location:
    Nant Gwrtheyrn, north Wales

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We’re delighted to announce our sixth annual Wales Public Service Winter School - designed specifically for those leading at the top of the public service in Wales.

The theme is ‘Leading by Choice – becoming a deliberately disciplined leader’.

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.

This residential immersive learning event takes place at Nant Gwrtheyrn, the Welsh language centre in north Wales.

Speakers for 2017 include:

  • Emmanuel Gobillot
  • Thimon De Jong
  • Amy Brann


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.

Feedback from leaders

'Thought provoking, inspirational and motivation analysis that equips you to strive towards a real change. After Winter School there is not excuse, the only barrier left will be yourself'
Chief Executive, St David’s Hospice.

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

'Made me think carefully about what I am doing, and both how and why I do it”
Professor Aberystwyth University.

Main image courtesy of Debbie Olivari (Whitchurch Camera Club)