Change starts with people...

It takes the right team to make Brazil's public administration fit for the future. To successfully manage challenges like the digitalisation of public services and to open the door for innovative solutions, Brazil’s public sector leaders must prioritise human capital development and drive cultural change from within. and Hertie School Executive Education have teamed up to offer tailor-made training opportunities for leaders who will build tomorrow's public sector teams in Brazil.

In today's rapidly changing world, the Brazilian public sector finds itself at a crucial juncture. To navigate the path towards effective governance and an enhanced quality of life for its citizens, it is imperative that leaders within Brazil's public sector give top priority to the development of their workforce and initiate a transformative shift in organizational culture. The success of this transformation is significantly dependent on the public sector's ability to not only attract and retain talent but also to motivate and equip their workforce with the requisite competencies and skills needed to address future challenges. and the Hertie School have forged a strategic partnership to present an exclusive, custom-tailored opportunity for leaders entrusted with shaping the future of public sector teams in Brazil. Our collaborative initiative introduces an annual online certificate course that delves comprehensively into the intricacies of strategic human resources management, specifically tailored to the needs of Brazilian public sector leaders like yourself.

Executive Online Certificate Course in Strategic Management of Human Resources in the Public Sector

Are you a human resources manager in the Brazilian public sector? …

Don't miss this opportunity to be at the forefront of transformative change. With a maximum of 23 participants, this course offers an intimate and interactive learning environment where you can network with peers and tap into the expertise of renowned instructors. Enroll today and embark on a journey toward unlocking the potential of Brazil's public sector leadership. Apply today for our Online Certificate in Strategic Human Resources Management! Applications are open from 1 April – 26 May 2024 (23:59 CEST time) via Hertie School Application Portal (Executive Programmes):

Course Highlights

  • Dates: 10 – 14 June 2024, Online (Zoom)
  • Location: Online via Zoom
  • Language: English and Portuguese (Simultaneous translation available, course materials in Portuguese provided)
  • Tuition fees are covered by the programme.
  • Visite a página em português para obter mais informações: link

Who can apply?

To qualify for this certificate programme candidates have to meet the following criteria:

  • Professionals at the mid to senior levels of their careers, including those holding positions such as Coordinator of People Management, or responsible for implementing and overseeing the execution of the people management programmes in the governments,
  • They have preferably five to ten years of work experience in the public sector,
  • They have completed a bachelors's degree – a master's degree or post-grad specialisation are desirable,
  • They are a national of the Federative Republic of Brazil.

Our selection criteria prioritse:

  1. Regional Representation: We highly encourage applications from individuals hailing from the North and Northeast regions of Brazil.
  2. 30% of the spots reserved for: Black people, Indigenous people, Quilombolas and Black Women.

The submission of a CV and a motivation letter is mandatory for the application. Please answer following questions on your motivation letter:

  1. How do you envision the course contributing to your personal and professional development?
  2. What makes you a strong candidate for receiving a scholarship and participating in the course? Please also indicate your LinkedIn profile, if available.
  3. How do you self-identify? (Black, Brow, White, Indigenous, and Asian)

Why This Course Matters

Empower Transformation: Gain the knowledge and insights necessary to drive change within the Brazilian public sector, focusing on human capital development as a cornerstone of effective governance.

Attract and Retain Talent: Discover best practices and strategies to attract, retain, and inspire top-tier talent within your organization.

Skills for the Future: Equip yourself with the competencies and skills needed to lead the public sector into a new era, marked by innovation and adaptability.

Applied Learning: Engage in actionable exercises and workshops that allow you to apply what you learn to real-world scenarios, ensuring immediate impact.

Global Perspectives: Explore an array of contextual insights through comparative analyses, drawing from diverse international experiences.

Outline of the programme

Who are the partners behind this initiative?

We believe that innovative solutions and out-of-the-box thinking thrive on steady professional exchange and sharing best practices. We offer a platform for senior HR professionals from Brazil and public-sector experts from the Hertie School's renowned international faculty to meet and discuss new ways to resolve tomorrow's challenges. is a philanthropic, non-corporate institute based in Rio de Janeiro. Its mission is to find and to foster the most talented and visionary thinkers in the Brazilian public sector.

The Hertie School in Berlin is Germany's leading Public Policy School and has established itself as an ambassador of good governance and platform for public debate. Its Executive Education team has extensive experience in designing customised trainings for public sector leaders.



What we have done together so far:

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Take a glimpse at what Hertie and Repú have achieved together in the past.

We believe that innovative solutions thrive in a context of professional exchange and the sharing of best practices. We provide a platform for senior HR professionals in Brazil to interact with experts from the renowned faculty of the Hertie School, aiming to foster discussions on new ways to address public policy challenges in Brazil.

Repú is a philanthropic, non-corporate institute based in Rio de Janeiro. Its mission is to discover and nurture the most talented and visionary thinkers in the Brazilian public sector.

The Hertie School is Germany's leading public policy school and has established itself as an advocate for good governance and a platform for public debate. Its Executive Education team has extensive experience in designing customized training for public sector leaders.