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Leadership and management in the Chinese public sector

An intensive, interactive two-week programme for a delegation from China, delivered by Cardiff Business School with contributions from other Welsh universities.

Chinese Delegation visit Cardiff Business School
Chinese Delegation visit Cardiff Business School 10 November 2015

Chengdu Administration Institute is a subordinate department of the municipal government of Chengdu, and is tasked with training municipal government servants and elementary country civil servants. The institute attaches great importance to teaching and research work with selected teachers sent abroad for international academic exchange and training annually.

Research-led teaching

The programme drew on Cardiff Business School’s research and expertise in public sector leadership and management in the UK, with a particular focus on some of the challenges and priorities faced, and how these may be applied in a Chinese context.

In addition to the formal delivery, a series of networking dinners and practical visits were arranged to enhance the delegation's personal and professional experience while in Wales.

Collaborative delivery

The programme was delivered in collaboration with the University of South Wales and Cardiff Metropolitan University with support from Welsh Government.

To ensure participants benefited fully from the sessions, teaching was delivered bilingually in English and Chinese.

Excellent feedback

Response to the programme was very positive. Participants felt they had benefitted from the different perspectives the collaboration offered, and that the varied and interactive teaching styles had enhanced the experience.