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Public Sector Leadership Academy (PSLA)

Programme Overview

PSLA is designed for Mid Career and Top Public Servants to give them the tools techniques, knowledge base and confidence to function as transformation minded leaders in public service and truly become the engine that drives Policy Design and Delivery.

PSLA aims to achieve four over-aching goals.

  1. Empower public servants with latest tools and evidence based best practices on leading change across the bureaucracy to achieve better outcomes.
  2. Generally enhance their leadership skills and design thinking capacity.
  3. Improvement of administrative efficiency and resource management based on new tools and new thinking.
  4. Empower them with latest knowledge on policy design and delivery.

Participants in this 3-day intensive programme will participate in highly specialised seminars, breakout sessions/group work, case studies and a research activity. A certificate will be issued jointly with an overseas based partner institution.


Mid to Top public sector leaders.

Class size

Each class size will be a maximum of 30 participants.


Call for applications from prospective applicants will commence in February and close on 30th April of every year. Application must be accompanied by 3 referees report. Prospective applicants are encouraged to get more details on the DLI website before applying.

Programme Period

October of every year

Programme Location

Port Harcourt, Lagos and Abuja.

Intended for

Mid to Top public sector leaders.


N200,000 or Sponsorship


3 Days


October of every year

Class size

30 participants


Lagos | Rivers | Abuja