(Available also for Customised Training by Duration, Venue & Fee)
This programme is to assist young government administrators to acquire and improve on the needed knowledge, skills and character so they can work to build more effective, efficient, accountable, and transparent public administration. All sectors of the country need growth and productivity. The young public officers who can raise the profile of public administration will certainly make a significant difference at this critical time in the country’s history.
Political leaders come and go, but the public service administrators are ever there and must be competent enough to fully understand their roles in governance well enough to implement right policies and to prevent governance disaster.
What's Special about Public Administration Work Experience
• The pace of government
• Policy issues require a collaborative process
• Big changes can be arduous
• Big change can take long to achieve
• Consensus building can be a key element of success
• Risk-averse culture
• Congruency between widely disparate views
• New policy initiatives
• budget cycle complications
• requirement of new resources.
Successes and Failures of Government
• Flashing lights (something going very right and something going very wrong both at the same time)
• Getting policy right
• Communicating policy appropriately
• Implementing the policy.
• Work environment
• Blurred responsibility and roles
• Negative press.
Management of the Institution of Government
o fixed rules
• Proper conduct
• Understanding Public Service Rules
• Code of Conduct for public office holders
• Code of Ethic in Government business
• Learning how the Government House works
• Understanding political oversight functions
• Getting up to speed in technology use:
o efficiency and effectiveness
o cyber security
o online communications
o building more effective, efficient, accountable, and transparent organizations.
Building Stronger Ties Between the Federal, State, and Local Governments
• Fiscal decentralization:
o revenue raising responsibility
o decentralization of spending
• Balance between control and flexibility
• Intergovernmental programs and procedures
• Federally funded programmes
• Federally unfunded programmes
• Consistency and predictability in tax policy
• Link of state and local governments.
Collaboration Across MDAs
• The “why” of collaboration
• The roadblocks to collaboration.
• Improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the government
• Driving down costs
• Increased the speed and success in the public service
• Responsiveness and prioritization are keys to success
• Collaborate across boundaries:
o levels of government
o between government and the private sectors
o across global boundaries
• Barriers to collaboration
o individual-based rather than team-based performance measures
o accountability for shared goals difficult to formalize
o budget structures
o turf wars.
• Focusing on government's economic priorities
• Assist with decision making to reduce the risks of unanticipated consequences
• Support political leadership to execute their vision and fulfill electoral promises.
Assuring Continuous Improvements
• Setting outcomes-focused goals
• Data-rich reviews to identify what is Working
• Thinking “how to” and also the “to what end”
• Public-private partnerships
• Gain the public’s trust in the management of government
• Quickly get up to speed:
o what is happening and why
o what is expected and when
o what are the risks and opportunities
o what are the rhythms of the job.