Three core values that define the NSG. These are learn, serve and grow
With learning there is Growth. The content of learning and development will be socially and politically progressive, national in character but supported by and reflective of the needs and challenges of local contexts. Learning programmes are designed to be dynamic and developmental; they ensure that public servants are able to access relevant knowledge and develop critical, reflective, analytical and problem solving skills that will enable them to be responsive to the needs and demands that confront the public sector. The NSG’s research and knowledge management support services ensures that public servants will be able to contribute to the ongoing development of policy-relevant knowledge through their own learning and development process.
Serving and a professional, responsive service-orientation are central to a developmental state. The NSG will emphasise partnerships, consultation and engagement in the development of a national Learning and Development Strategy,
- Lead by example
- Achieve excellence through collaboration
- Innovate continuously
- Flexible, responsive and needs-driven services