From April 22 to May 13, twenty leaders from the Bangladesh Public Administration Training Center (BPATC), Ministry of Public Administration, participated in a custom executive education program focused on leadership in the public sector.

This three-week program was directed by Prof. Roy Kelly from Duke University, and included additional faculty members from Duke University and University of North Carolina, as well as government, private sector and NGO leadership experts.

During the first week, delegates discussed broad topics like the role of leadership in the public sector, institutional design, and change management. Field visits began with the State Legislature and Capitol building. The second week of the program began with approaches to assess leadership qualities, to build enterprising leadership, decision-making and leadership in action. During this week, delegates visited the North Carolina Disaster Management Center, the North Carolina Rural Center and the UNC School of Government.

The third and final week started with intensive sessions on negotiation skills followed by organizational change management.  Delegates were able to visit the City of Burlington and the City of Durham to learn about public policy leadership and service delivery in North Carolina At the end of the program, participants presented their final papers, each of which captured content and lessons learned during the program, and enjoyed a closing ceremony with speeches and certificates.

Here are a few photo highlights from the program:

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