Each program is entirely custom designed in response to the needs of the requesting organization. The tailor-made training program may include lectures, discussions, site/agency visits, presentation and case studies.


Examples of Themes in Short-Term Training Programs

  • Leadership development and management in the 21st century
  • Public management in general
  • Structure and process of government
  • Organization management
  • Civil service system and human resource management
  • Tools of government
  • Legal systems and legislative review
  • Administrative reform and innovation
  • Good governance
  • Trust in the government
  • Ethics and anti-corruption
  • Local governance in general
  • Local government administration
  • Local government financial administration
  • Management of inter-governmental relations
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Specific Substantive Policies


Components of Training Programs

  • In response to specific demands, the short-term training programs are composed of the following components.
  • Lectures (by professors from GRIPS and other universities, government officials, business executives and specialists in research institutions, etc.)
  • Field trips or visits to government offices and other places of interests related to themes of training
  • Group discussions and workshops with government officials and GRIPS students (foreign government officials)
  • Writing policy papers and presentations
  • Exchanges with people from Japan