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A unique management learning experience tailor-made for UN managers across the UN system, both at headquarters and field locations.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the various UN reform processes currently underway call for UN managers to lead more effective teams; deliver increasingly meaningful results; become role models for UN leadership values and behaviours; contribute to transforming the organisation by fostering a culture of innovation; implement change; and ultimately strengthen the UN’s ability to achieve the 2030 Agenda.
These issues have been highlighted by the experiences brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the transition in management focus this has entailed.
The UN System Executive Management Programme (EMP) is tailor-made to prepare UN staff in leadership and management positions to achieve these objectives. The Programme has been designed to provide practical tools and knowledge to help managers address the complex realities they face, improving speed, responsiveness, and impact, both in challenging field locations and at headquarters.
This Programme leverages UNSSC's academic network, instructional design expertise, and position within the UN system to create a highly-relevant, engaging, impactful and cost-effective programme. The curriculum combines real-life case studies from across the UN system with tested management tools and models, delivered by an interdisciplinary international faculty team and UN-experienced Coaches.
For more information, we would like to invite potential participants to take a look at our interactive e-Book on the Programme here, and watch the recording of our Open House Webinar on the Programme here.
At an overarching level, by the end of the Programme, participants should be able to:
At a Modular level, and upon successful completion of the Programme, participants should be able to:
The UN System Executive Management Programme follows learner-centred design principles, and applies adult learning, case-based learning and social learning theories.
The programme consists of 5 Learning Components:
During the programme participants will have access to all course materials which are published on a dedicated UN Executive Lounge on UNSSC's Learning Platform, from their computer and/or mobile device. From this dedicated learning space participants will be able to engage in online discussions with peers and online moderators at any time.
The DiSC Personality Profile Test allows insight to motivations and stressors of themselves, and other DiSC Workstyles. This may then be extrapolated out to a unit, team, or stakeholder level.
The 360-degree Assessment will help participants gain insights into their own management style, and the Coaching sessions will assist in translating learning into action.
The Online Workshop focuses on the application of learning, while bringing together a diverse array of managers, allowing for cross-fertilisation and engagement. Participants will work on authentic cases, collectively addressing challenges and seeking solutions. Resource Persons and relevant experts will facilitate the problem-solving processes.
The Programme consists of 6 Learning Components:
Online Phase: 29 August - 18 November 2022
12 weeks of online learning with an international faculty team, including peer sharing:
Live webinars will take place at the following time, which makes them more accessible for colleagues based in Asia-Pacific Time Zones:
360-degree Assessment: 30 August - 27 September 2022
Participants will undertake a 360-degree Assessment, incorporating feedback from direct reports, supervisors and peers. This assessment has been specifically designed utilising the UN System Leadership Framework, to enable immediate impact.
Executive Coaching Sessions: 27 September - 9 December 2022
Two one-on-one sessions with an experienced Executive Coach, based on participants 360-degree Assessment report. All Coaches either have a UN senior management background or have experience in coaching UN middle and/or senior managers.
DiSC Personality Profile Assessment: 18 November - 9 December 2022
Through this assessment participants will be able to identify their own strengths and weaknesses regarding the ways in which they interact with the people around them, while gaining insight into their motivations, stresses, and the way they respond to conflict.
Debriefing will be provided for participants to ascertain the best ways to identify the personality profiles of their staff, and how to tailor communication and engagement within teams for impact and results.
Online Workshop: 12 - 16 December 2022
An intensive week-long Workshop, building on the learning delivered online. Participants will be working with other managers from across the system, applying learning through engaging case-studies, and contextualizing to their needs and realities.
Please feel free to look at the interactive eBook here.
We welcome UN officials in management and leadership functions at headquarters and in the field. Participants are expected to serve at P5+ or equivalent levels.
Exceptions can be made for participants serving at P4 or equivalent levels in case of comparable management responsibilities.
A similar programme is mandatory for second reporting officers in the UN Secretariat.
The programme fee of $4,900 includes:
The UN System Staff College will award Certificates of Completion to all participants who meet completion requirements.