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Lee Kuan Yew Senior Fellowship in Public Service (SFPS)
Developing Visionary and Effective Leaders
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Lee Kuan Yew Senior Fellowship in Public Service (SFPS)
Developing Visionary and Effective Leaders
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Lee Kuan Yew Senior Fellowship in Public Service (SFPS)
Developing Visionary and Effective Leaders
Participate in an advanced leadership programme
Learn from leading scholars and practitioners
Network with high potential peers

Summary

The Senior Fellowship in Public Service Programme (SFPS) is tailored to senior-level leaders in public, private and non-profit sectors. The programme features a rigorous curriculum that focuses on developing leadership and governance competencies of participants, equipping them with the tools to take on challenges at a global level. Against the backdrop of Asia, the programme developed and taught by academicians and practitioners, will explore key issues of the decade and significant trends as well as critical insights into the opportunities and challenges that follow.

The SFPS is more than just an advanced leadership programme, it is a fellowship. Participants will be known as Lee Kuan Yew School Senior Fellows. They will be able to network with talented leaders and high profile individuals, building priceless professional and personal connections that last a lifetime.


Who Should Attend

This programme is designed for senior leaders in government, non-profit and private organisations. Participants will be within 3 levels from their organization’s highest ranking officer (minister, Permanent Secretary, CEO).


Why Study at LKYSPP?

LOCATED AT THE NEXUS OF ASIA

The LKYSPP is centrally located in a city-state renowned for its strong governance and effective foreign and domestic policies. Since 2004, over 18,000 leaders and policymakers from across the globe have graduated from our programmes. Our constantly evolving curriculum empowers our graduates with the knowledge and skills that enable them to take on complex challenges in a period where Asia has become the economic hotspot of the world.

UNPARALLELED EXPERIENCE, PRICELESS CONNECTIONS

Our faculty members help create a rigorous academic environment that provides unparalleled learning opportunities. Join a global network of some of the world’s most talented young leaders and build professional and personal connections that last a lifetime. The School’s extensive network includes partnerships with the prestigious Global Public Policy Network (GPPN), which comprises Columbia University, the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) and L’institut d’études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po). The School is also a member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA), which is an association dedicated to the improvement of professional education in international affairs.


What to Expect

As a LKY Senior Fellow, you will develop visionary leadership qualities that empower you to inspire change within your organisation. Get the opportunity to learn from leading scholars and experienced practitioners and discuss current policy making and governance challenges confronting Asia and the World today with similary high potential peers. As a student of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP) and National University of Singapore (NUS), you will also gain access to our expertise, resources and guiding principles that aided Singapore in the development of its public policies.

Admissions Information
Programme Fee

The SFPS programme fee is GST inclusive and will cost S$62,000 (with accommodation) and S$48,800 (without accommodation). It covers tuition, all course materials, all breakfasts, lunches and some dinners. The fee excludes travel and visa for international participants.


Admissions Criteria
  • Senior leaders in government, non-profit and private organisations
  • Within 3 levels from their organisation’s highest ranking officer (Minister, Permanent Secretary or CEO)
  • The programme will be conducted in English. While you are not required to take any English language exam in order to apply or be qualified for the programme, you must be able to understand and speak English at a level that allows you to fully participate in the programme.

Timeline
  • Application for the programme is on a rolling, space-available basis.
  • Early application is strongly encouraged to increase the chances of acceptance.
  • Applications must be accompanied by a Letter of Reference from either (1) a senior management or a board member of your organisation or (2) an authorised officer from your sponsoring organisation. Upon receipt of the application, the school will reach out to your referee for the Letter of Reference.
  • Applicants in later rounds may have a higher likelihood of being deferred or waitlisted.
  • Please take note of the following dates:

RoundApplication DeadlineApplicants will be informed by*
127 May 201910 June 2019
215 July 201929 July 2019
326 August 20199 September 2019

* Applicants should allow sufficient time for the School to reach out to your referees in order for the School to inform you of your application status by the stipulated dates.

For more enquiries:

Email: decb64_bGt5c2Zwc0BudXMuZWR1LnNn_decb64

Phone: +65 6516 1401


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Curriculum

The programme comprises of the following components:


Four Core Clusters

Leadership
leadership
Leadership
Lead Faculty: Prof Lim Siong Guan & Prof Tan Yong Soon

Develop visionary and effective leadership that empowers you to transform your organisation. Learn to identify and develop talents, inspire morale, develop capabilities, and improve synergy in a Whole of Government/Whole of Nation strategy. Pragmatic real-world strategies will equip you for the future to lead and manage change.

Globalisation
globalisation
Globalisation

International Economics

Lead Faculty: Prof Danny Quah

Globalisation was a tough challenge for emerging economies in the past. But today, despite the benefits that globalisation has brought, the challenges have also evolved. The international economics component of this module focuses on the subject of managing globalisation, with discussions on economic forces and geopolitics and how to assess and manage global and regional economic integration.

International Security

Lead Faculty: Prof Khong Yuen Foong

Develop a clear understanding of shifting geopolitical trends at global and regional levels, and how they have an impact on international security.

National Governance
national-governance
National Governance
Lead Faculty: Prof M Ramesh & Prof Tan Yong Soon

What is a “good” public policy? Discover the best way to evaluate public policies and how to adapt exemplary ones to your own situations. Through situation-based challenges, we will guide you on applying governance principles to select issues in economic and social policies.

Technology & Innovation
innovation
Technology & Innovation
Lead Faculty: Prof Hang Chang Chieh & Dr Lim Khiang Wee

The accelerated pace of development and the emergence of disruptive technologies pose both the opportunity for societal development as well as the risk of disrupting the society at every level. To grasp the volatile landscape, public policy makers and corporate leaders will need keen awareness of developments in technology and an appreciation of how this can contribute to the development of policies and regulations.

Four Deep Dive Sessions

Faculty: Associate Prof James Crabtree

In today’s rapidly evolving global landscape, having a good grasp of up to date communications tools and strategies is imperative. The deep dive will cover four key areas in communications, ‘Understanding and engaging your audience’, ‘Evolution of old media’, ‘Rapid rise of new media’, and ‘Adverse effects of fake news’, which aim to equip public leaders with the right tools to engage their audience and inspire positive change.

Faculty: Prof Kua Ee Heok

Mental capital is the wellspring of all successful enterprises. In this module, we explore a broad spectrum of topics on mental health, from national level concerns such as epidemiology and economic burden of mental illness and the provisional measures that can be adopted to counter them, to the management of mental health at a personal and social level.

Faculty: Dr Francis Yeoh Song Chian

Startups have been disrupting industries and attracting huge amounts of venture investment. In response, countries are racing to develop their own startup eco-systems in hopes of nurturing the next generation of ‘unicorns’.

This session examines the trends and development of tech-based startup companies and venture capital in recent years. We discuss the elements that make up a startup eco-system and the role that the government can play in nurturing it. We also discuss how corporations (and public agencies) can emulate the swiftness and culture of startups.

Faculty: Mr Benedict Chia

Climate change actions present complex and challenging questions for policy makers. This session on climate change features prominent speakers from government, corporate and academia. The topics of discussion will focus on various aspects of climate change such as climate science, international agreements, emissions reduction efforts and green growth.

Whom will you be sitting next to in this course?

Senior leaders who hail from diverse backgrounds in the public, private and non-profit sectors with a strong passion for inspiring positive changes globally.

Admissions Information
Programme Fee

The SFPS programme fee is GST inclusive and will cost S$62,000 (with accommodation) and S$48,800 (without accommodation). It covers tuition, all course materials, all breakfasts, lunches and some dinners. The fee excludes travel and visa for international participants.


Admissions Criteria
  • Senior leaders in government, non-profit and private organisations
  • Within 3 levels from their organisation’s highest ranking officer (Minister, Permanent Secretary or CEO)
  • The programme will be conducted in English. While you are not required to take any English language exam in order to apply or be qualified for the programme, you must be able to understand and speak English at a level that allows you to fully participate in the programme.

Timeline
  • Application for the programme is on a rolling, space-available basis.
  • Early application is strongly encouraged to increase the chances of acceptance.
  • Applications must be accompanied by a Letter of Reference from either (1) a senior management or a board member of your organisation or (2) an authorised officer from your sponsoring organisation. Upon receipt of the application, the school will reach out to your referee for the Letter of Reference.
  • Applicants in later rounds may have a higher likelihood of being deferred or waitlisted.
  • Please take note of the following dates:

RoundApplication DeadlineApplicants will be informed by*
127 May 201910 June 2019
215 July 201929 July 2019
326 August 20199 September 2019

* Applicants should allow sufficient time for the School to reach out to your referees in order for the School to inform you of your application status by the stipulated dates.

For more enquiries:

Email: decb64_bGt5c2Zwc0BudXMuZWR1LnNn_decb64

Phone: +65 6516 1401

Download Brochure

Core Faculty Testimonials

“The SFPS will be an intensive, immersive, transformative and rewarding learning experience. Participants will acquire insights into pressing global issues and rapid technological change, and the changes taking place around us and before us. They will sharpen their critical thinking and leadership skills to better able to deal with a world full of unknowns; and develop practical and innovative solutions that will make immense contributions to and transform their organisations and countries. They will also form enduring and valuable networks with other leaders in Asia."

tan-yong-soon
Professor in Practice and SFPS Programme Director, LKYSPP Former Permanent Secretary, Singapore

“Leaders know that to be successful they need to continually update their skills and knowledge to make confident decisions. Learning and developing conviction is even more critical in the VUCA world that we live in. The SFPS is the most prestigious programme at LKYSPP, taught by top-notch faculty and experienced practitioners from the public and private sectors. The best leaders in the world, however, learn not just from teachers, but from peers. Join the network of future leaders of countries and organisations in this new programme.”

lim-siong-guan
Professor in Practice, LKYSPP, Former Head of Civil Service Singapore

“Disruption in our external environment have always raised challenges for public policy. But the changes now are unprecedentedly profound, broad-based, and rapid – whether in technology disruption, domestic political discontent, or the international environment for trade and cooperation. Nations everywhere face a deep loss of trust in traditional policy structures. This new global environment has raised demand, more than ever, for disciplined evidence-based public policy. This new SFPS programme at the LKYSPP provides its Senior Fellows directly useful practitioner insights, network-sharing collaborations, and evidence-based disciplinary thinking on the great public policy challenges of our time.”

danny-quah
Dean and Li Ka Shing Professor in Economics, LKYSPP

“Rapid technological change can positively affect many aspects of societies and economies. Both the pace of change and the fusion of technologies are potentially disruptive and can be powerful transition drivers to good societal outcomes when accompanied by appropriate public policy. Using Singapore as an example, participants will gain an early awareness of the key technologies for the next decade and learn how they could be harnessed to contribute to industry and society.”

hang-cheng-chieh
Former Deputy Chairman, A*Star
lim-khiang-wee
Director, Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (Create)

Special Guest Speakers

We enrich your fellowship experience by inviting some of the best minds from the private and public sector to speak and share their knowledge and experience. These speakers include political leaders, senior civil servants, corporate CEOs, and more.

Pick their brains through discussions and debates on economic challenges and global affairs that are relevant to you.

The speakers include:

  • Dr Beh Swan Gin, Chairman, Singapore Economic Development Board
  • Ms Chew Gek Khim, Executive Chairman, Straits Trading Company
  • Mr George Yeo, Former Foreign Minister, Singapore
  • Mr J Y Pillay, Adjunct Professor, College of Alice & Peter Tan, NUS
  • Prof Kishore Mahbubani, Senior Advisor (University & Global Relations) and Professor in the Practice of Public Policy, NUS
  • Mr Leo Yip, Head of Civil Service and Permanent Secretary (PMO, PMO (Strategy), NSIC), Singapore
  • Mr Liew Mun Leong, Chairman of Changi Airport Group and Surbana Jurong Private Limited
  • Mr Ng Kok Song, Chairman, Avanda Investment Management Pte. Ltd.
  • Dr Noeleen Heyzer, Social Scientist and Former United Nations Under-Secretary-General
  • Mr Peter Ho, Senior Advisor to the Centre for Strategic Futures and Chairman, Urban Redevelopment Authority
  • Ms Tan Ching Yee, Permanent Secretary (PMO (Special Duties), MOF), Singapore
  • Prof Tommy Koh, Ambassador-at–Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore

(List not exhaustive)

Teaching Members

Mr Benedict Chia

Director (Strategic Issues),
National Climate Change Secretariat, Prime Minister’s Office


Associate Professor James Crabtree

Former Indian Bureau Chief,
Financial Times, Best Selling Author of “The Billionaire Raj”


Professor Hang Chang Chieh

Executive Director,
Institute for Engineering Leadership, NUS Former Deputy Chairman, A*Star


Professor Khong Yuen Foong

Vice Dean (Research) and Li Ka Shing Professor in Political Science, LKYSPP


Professor Kua Ee Heok

Tan Geok Yin Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, NUS


Dr Lim Khiang Wee

Director, Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE)


Professor Lim Siong Guan

Professor in Practice,
LKYSPP Former Head of Civil Service Singapore


Professor Danny Quah

Dean and Li Ka Shing
Professor in Economics, LKYSPP


Professor M Ramesh

United Nations Educational,
Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Chair of Social Policy Design in Asia


Professor Tan Yong Soon

Professor in Practice and SFPS Programme Director, LKYSPP, Former Permanent Secretary, Singapore


Dr Francis Yeoh Song Chian

Professorial Fellow, NUS School of Computing Former CEO, National Research Foundation



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Need More Information?

The SFPS is a 6-week-long full-time programme that will run from 14 October to 22 November 2019.

  • The SFPS provides you with the chance to learn through Singapore’s development experience. You will have access to our expertise, knowledge and the guiding principles that contributed to the country’s development.
  • Gain high-level practical experience and critical insights from top faculty and experienced practitioners on the current policy and governance challenges in Singapore and Asia.
  • A highly interactive programme with interactions with current and past top government leaders that encourages dialogue and an exchange of ideas amongst like-minded peers.
  • Form valuable professional connections with regional and global practitioners who will be future leaders in organisations and ministries across Asia.

The LKYSPP is based in Singapore, an established education hub with an outstanding quality of pedagogy. A gleaming metropolitan city-state, Singapore is a diverse melting pot of both Eastern and Western cultures. Its central location in the heart of Southeast Asia also makes it an ideal base for you to explore and learn about this rapidly-developing region.

The programme is designed for senior policymakers and proven leaders in the civil service, private sector and non-profit organisations. The ideal participant should be within three reporting lines of the top management of their organisations. Assessment of the candidate will focus on their career and leadership potential. Candidates without relevant degrees will be assessed on a case by case basis.

There is no age limit for candidates.

The SFPS programme is a 6-week full time programme at S$62,000 (with accommodation) and S$48,800 (without accommodation) The fees are inclusive of GST. The programme fee covers tuition, all course materials, and all breakfasts and lunches.

Yes, the School provides sponsorship on a competitive and merit basis to applicants who require financial support. Applications are evaluated for leadership potential and relevant work experience.

If you need to cancel or defer participation, you must submit your request in writing at least 30 days prior to the programme start date. Cancellations or deferrals received 14 to 30 days before the programme start date are subject to a payment of 50% of the programme fee. Requests received within 14 days of the programme start date are subject to full payment of the programme fee.

The School requires that all participants maintain insurance for medical care, illness and injury. The School and the University will not be responsible for any medical expenses incurred while attending a program. Please ensure that your insurance provides valid coverage in Singapore.

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