Program for Directors in the Public and Non-Profit Sectors

Online brochure
Start- and course dates
November 20, 2024
Tilburg Campus
10 months
€ 15000 (exempt from VAT)
English, Dutch
Study load
4 × 3 days
PE points

Program for Directors in the Public and Non-Profit Sectors

As a director in the public domain, you have to address very specific issues. Your organization has to be able to show its contribution to education and development, welfare and health, justice and social bonding in the complex environment of the public domain. Directors with inspiring perspectives, grounded knowledge and new skills are required in order to modernize and prepare the public and non-profit sectors for the future. This program enables you to make more responsible strategic decisions.

For this program, TIAS works in close collaboration with Harvard Kennedy School.

Why TIAS School for Business & Society?

  • Financial Times top-ranked business school for executive and in-company education.
  • All lecturers are top experts from academia and the business world.
  • Directly applicable scientific and practical knowledge.
  • Flexible programs tailored to your needs.

Participant Profile

Participants in the Program for Directors in the Public and Non-Profit Sectors are entry-level or more experienced directors of non-profit or government organizations, or advisors to strategic directors. In order to ensure the quality of the program, the Academic Directors select the participant group very carefully.

Our participants include:

  • Directors
  • Mayors
  • Chairs of Executive Boards
  • Senior Managers

Admission requirements

We strive for participant groups full of talent, experience and potential. For this reason, we apply admission requirements. This lets us guarantee the highest quality education for you.

We expect:

  • At least 5 years of experience in a relevant administrative environment.
  • A completed higher professional or university degree.

For future-proof public leadership

By the end of the program, you will have the leadership skills required within the complex public domain. We offer scientific knowledge, models and information on strategy, innovation, leadership and governance. You will explore this newly acquired knowledge with your fellow participants and our world-class lecturers in a trusted environment. As a result, you will learn to reflect on yourself, the organization and current issues from a broader perspective.

How will the Program for Directors in the Public and Non-Profit Sectors benefit you?

  • You know what is required for future-proof leadership within public and non-profit organizations.
  • You gain cutting-edge knowledge of the complex context of the public domain.
  • You’ll get a broader perspective of your organization and yourself as a leader.
  • You’ll have a network of fellow directors in the public domain that you can fall back on in the long term when faced with a variety of dilemmas in your own work.


Program contents

The Program for Directors in the Public and Non-Profit Sectors consists of five multi-day master classes and addresses all of the societal challenges and issues facing public and non-profit organizations. In addition to the latest scientific information and conceptual models in the areas of strategy, innovation, leadership and governance, we provide a trusted environment in which you will deepen your vision through inspiring discussions with fellow participants and world-class lecturers. There is plenty of room for informal conversations about the information you have gained.

The program works well in combination with a board position. In fact, the work-study combination has an added value that we utilize extensively. The knowledge you acquire during the program can be applied to your work situation straight away. Your own experiences are used as material for further reflection in your studies. This results in constant interaction between work and training.

Master class: Public value and social entrepreneurship

We will investigate the development of the way in which public value was realized in the past and how it will be realized in the near future. Who decides what needs to happen, and what is the role of entrepreneurship in that? How do directors’ personal ambitions correlate with the public good?

Master class: Trends and dilemmas related to strategy and innovation

The environment in which public value is realized is ever changing. We constantly need to look for new methods and collaborations. Which trends and dilemmas are at play, and how do you respond to them as a director?

Master class: Governance, development and perspective

Governance in the public and non-profit sectors has its own set of dynamics. This requires active relationships with stakeholders, but how do you organize that? And which structures encourage or inhibit those relationships?

Master class: Strategic leadership in complex organizations

As a director, you manage abstract and complex processes. What does this require of directors? And how do personal and moral incentives affect interaction with the environment and the organization?

Dates and locations Program for Directors in the Public and Non-Profit Sectors

The Program for Directors in the Public and Non-Profit Sectors starts on several dates:

NameLocationStart date
Program for Directors in the Public and Non-Profit SectorsTilburg CampusNovember 20, 2024

Costs Program for Directors in the Public and Non-Profit Sectors

The cost of the Program for Directors in the Public and Non-Profit Sectors is € 15000 (exempt from VAT).  

This price includes:

  • Day packages (lunch, coffee/tea and soft drinks) on lecture days
  • Enrollment, registration and administration costs
  • Access to the online learning environment
  • Required literature, textbooks and course materials

How do you finance your education?

You have found the program that best suits your learning goals and ambitions. But how do you finance this? There are different ways to do that. Your employer can play a role, but there are also interesting statutory regulations that you can use yourself. We list the possibilities for you.

Read about the possibilities here »

Faculty Program for Directors in the Public and Non-Profit Sectors

Our faculty is deeply rooted in society and science. Because of this connection, they know better than anyone how to translate academic theories, models and principles into current developments and issues.

Marc Vermeulen, Academic Director of Public Management: 'What I mainly try to achieve is to get people out of their past mindsets, to take the next step in thinking, together.'

Academic Director

Marc Vermeulen
Full Professor
Theo Camps
Professor Emeritus

In addition, the program offers you special guest speakers from the field.

Start your application

Following your enrollment, the Academic Director will review your CV. After the Academic Director determines that you meet the admission requirements, you will receive the official study agreement and you can finalize your enrollment.
Karin van Otterlo-Kox
Karin van Otterlo-Kox
Program Adviser
+31 13 466 86 56

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