The Singapore Public Service has a systematic and structured approach anchored on competencies, to support the development of capable officers with demonstrated leadership potential towards key Senior / Public Service Leadership positions across the Public Service.
For young and aspiring leaders in the first 8 years of your career, your development will be supported on the PSLP General Phase. Here, you will spend 3 postings of about 2-3 years each across critical job experiences to build your foundational competencies. You will:
- Experience work in at least two sectors
- Be exposed to key job roles in Policy, Operations-Policy, and Stakeholder Engagement and Mobilisation
- Cultivate External Orientation perspectives and Whole of Government instincts
- Grow leadership competencies
- The General Phase will be customised for those pursuing specialised careers e.g. Engineering, Foreign Service, Public Finance and Teaching Service.
After the PSLP General Phase, depending on your longer-term career aspirations and fit, you may embark on a more focused LD pathway either on a sectoral or multi-sectoral LD track:
(a) Sectoral LD track (on the PSLP Sectoral Phase) - You will be supported in building the competencies, networks, and domain knowledge required for effective leadership at the sectoral level. There will be opportunities for job rotation to other agencies and developmental programmes to support your development as a sectoral leader. This includes exposure to key developments and cross-cutting issues for your sector / Public Service. Through an immersive and hands-on experience, you will gain a deeper appreciation of your sector and develop your domain expertise as a specialist leader. You will be developed to lead other professionals in your field with credibility, to anticipate, innovate, and resolve complex problems within the sector.
(b) Multi-Sectoral LD track (on the Administrative Service) – You will be supported in building the competencies, networks, and domain knowledge required for effective leadership at the multi-sectoral level. There will be structured job rotations across sectors and developmental programmes to support you in mastering the substance of issues when designing and implementing policies across sectors and providing WOG strategic perspectives.
More FAQs on the PSLP can be found here.