Drucker Playbook for the Public Sector

The Drucker Playbook for the Public Sector arms managers of city agencies with tools for individual, team and organizational effectiveness.

The Playbook consists of four integrated modules on leadership: Vision, Management, Performance and Character. The 12 Playbook workshops share practical, Drucker-based lessons that participants implement in their agencies as well as for their own professional development.

As with our other core programs, the Playbook rests on our YESTERDAY/TODAY/MONDAY* foundation. “Yesterday” refers to the fact that all of our work is grounded in Peter Drucker’s timeless wisdom. “Today” speaks to the urgency that we know organizational leaders feel to successfully meet their greatest challenges and opportunities. And “Monday” points to our proven ability to help people move quickly from ideas to action to results, just as Drucker urged his own consulting clients: “Don’t tell me you had a wonderful meeting with me. Tell me what you’re going to do on Monday that’s different.”

Along the way, executives benefit from another of our strengths: our work with organizations across all sectors. This scope allows us to glean—and share—insights not only from a wide range of government agencies but from corporations and nonprofits, as well.

The Drucker Institute has been developing the Playbook in partnership with the City of South Bend, Indiana, and the materials have been taught to and implemented through the city’s Department of Community Investment (DCI).

To reach scale, the Drucker Institute is partnering with the National League of Cities, which has agreed to share the Drucker Playbook through live, remote training sessions with leadership teams from mid-sized American municipalities (identified as those with populations of roughly 100,000 to 1 million). The Drucker Institute and NLC are co-developing an evaluation process for this online pilot implementation. Together, they will assess the results and finalize plans for a scaled delivery of the Drucker Playbook before the end of 2015.

For more information, please contact Lawrence Greenspun, senior program manager, at [email protected] or 909-607-8755.