Course of administrative law and legal aspects of the public office


Legal Issues in Public Administration explores the legal framework for contemporary public administration. In this course you will master how to manage public sectororganizations in a constitutional and legal manner and understand when to consult an attorney before taking legal action. You will also learn the principles of legal and administrative law that govern public administrators' decisions, actions, and operations.

This course will explain how and why legal requirements must be integrated into
general administrative processes, practices, and systems. In the process, you will gain non-technical competence. You will understand what is administrative law, and the legal framework within which public administration is carried out. Participants will also understand how administrative laws derives from the need to create and develop a system of public administration under law, a concept that may be compared with the much older notion of justice under law. Since administration involves the exercise of power by the executive arm of government, administrative law is of constitutional and political, as well as juridical, importance.

Objectives and target group

Who should attend?

Administrative Assistant
Non-Profit Organization Administrator
Retail Store Manager
Human Resources
Manager Claims Adjuster
Examiner or Investigator Executive Assistant

How attendees will benefit?
After completion of the programme, delegates will be able to:
Public administration is concerned with policy making, public management and
the political – administrative relations. In this introductory course we will discuss
the basic issues and concepts of public administration, such as:
• The characteristics of public organizations;
• The policy cycle and the factors that influence the effectiveness and
transparency of public policy programs;
• The leadership styles of public administrators and the legal, political, social and
administrative context of public organizations;
• The most important management doctrines: Human Resources Management,
New Public Management, Public Network Management;
• The accountability of public administrators and the possibility of administrative

• The institutional characteristics of public administration in the Netherlands and
the EU.

Course Content

Students should acquire knowledge of the basic concepts of public
administration regarding the policy cycle, public management and public
• Students should acquire a profound understanding of the most important
doctrines of public management.
• Students should acquire knowledge of the most important public institutions of
the Netherlands and the EU.
• Students must be able to apply the concepts of public administration to analyze
current policy issues and the performing of public organizations.
• Students must be able to reflect on the ethical issues of public administration.

Key Topics:

• Public Administration and Management Risks
• Public Policy Analysis and Decision Making
• Public Office Management
• Legal Organization and Administrative Theory
• Social and Welfare Administration
• Comparative Public Administration
• Government Budgeting and Budgeting Techniques

• New “Managerialism” – New Public Management and its effects.
• Alternative public management strategies.
• Challenges of the public/ state sector vis-à-vis the market sector, NGO sector and
donors in the delivery of public services and especially within the framework of
UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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Course Cost

Note / Price varies according to the selected city

Members NO. : 1
£2970 / Member

Members NO. : 2 - 3
£2376 / Member

Members NO. : + 3
£1930.5 / Member

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