SPL (School of Public Leadership)
Welcome to Stellenbosch University

​​​​​Introduc​​tion

To overcome the many contemporary challenges facing public service delivery, a high degree of management sophistication is required within an organisation. 

The executive short course programmes and products of the School of Public Leadership are the result of knowledge gained from rigorous research on contemporary issues and international best practices. All facilitators / researchers are permanent or extraordinary academic appointees of Stellenbosch University, and all courses are fully quality controlled and accredited as determined by the University and the Higher Education Qualification Committee. 

Our products are the only sector-specific accredited products of Stellenbosch University with articulation to advanced degrees in public and development management. They provide access to, or credit for modules of the advanced degrees. Our stand-alone courses are either accredited modules or part of modules of our various formal programmes. We also offer a range of general public management as well as sector-specific management development programmes. 

Furthermore, we are an accredited service provider to the National Treasury / Local Government Seta Municipal Minimum Competence Programme. Please visit our SPL short course website for more information.


Basic Project Management, NQF level 7

Minimum group size of 15 Participants

3 Days

R7 000-00

17 – 19 October 2022


Communication and Stakeholder Management, NQF level 8

Minimum group size of 15 Participants

3 Days

R7 000-00,

7-29 June 2022 / 25-28 October 2022


Leadership, Innovation and Change Management, NQF level 8

Minimum group size of 15 Participants

5 days

R10 500-00,

11-15 July 2022 / 17-21 October 2022


Public Sector Monitoring and Evaluation, NQF level 8

Minimum group size of 15 Participants

5 Days

R10 500-00

23-27 May 2022 / 23-28 October 2022


Consequence Management, NQF level 6

Minimum group size of 15 Participants

3 Days

R7 000-00

18-20 October 2022


Coaching and Mentoring, level 8

Minimum group size of 15 Participants

3 Days

R7 000-00

18 - 20 April 2022 / 5 – 7 September 2022


Innovation & Change Management: A Leading Change Perspective, NQF level 8

Minimum group size of 15 Participants

3 Days

R7000-00

1-3 August 2022 / 9-11 November 2022


Women in Management, NQF level 7

Minimum group size of 15 Participants

3 Days

R7 000-00

1 – 5 August 2022 / 15 – 19 August 2022 / 22 – 26 August 2022


Public Participation, NQF level 8

Minimum group size of 15 Participants

5 Days

R10 500-00

13-15 June 2022


Integrated Community Development Planning, NQF level 8

Minimum group size of 15 Participants

5 Days

R10 500-00

15-19 August 2022


ONLINE ONLY: 8 Weeks Policy Writing, Implementation and Evaluation, NQF level 7

8 weeks

R7 900-00

First intake: April-May 2022

Second intake: August-September 2022


Project Management, NQF level 8

Minimum group size of 15 Participants

5 Days

R10 500-00

4 - 8 April 2022 / 11-15 July 2022 / 14 – 18 November 2022


Enterprise Risk Management and Combined Assurance, NQF level 6

Minimum group size of 15 Participants

3 Days

R7 000-00

27-29 June 2022 / 5-7 September 2022 / 7-9 November 2022


Advanced Public Sector M&E: Theories of Change and Indicator Development, NQF level 9

Minimum group size of 15 Participants

3 Days

23 – 25 November 2022


ONLINE: Middle Managers Development Program (MMDP) for the Public Sector

Minimum group size of 20 Participants

15 Days

R18 600-00

MODULE 1: Public and Municipal Accountability Theories

30 May – 3 June 2022

MODULE 2: Research and Basic Data Analytical Skills for Public Institutional Capacity

4 – 8 July 2022

MODULE 3: Public and Municipal Performance Management Applications

1 – 5 August 2022​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Contact Details



Products can also be customised and tailor-made to suit specific needs.


Should you be interested to attend one of our executive short courses, kindly send an email to: splshortcourses@sun.ac.za​​