Agenda

Professional Certificate in Strategic Public Administration

 

Day One: Monday

Leadership and Governance of Strategic Public Administration

09:00

Registration and Refreshments

09:45

Chair and Delegate’s Introductions 
Chair’s look ahead to the week
Delegates’ introductions, objectives and organisational challenges

10:15

Public Policy and Governance
The political context shaping public administration
Centralisation/Decentralisation. Potential risks and problems.
International Government organisations
Policy implications - Traditional vs Open Policy

11:15

Morning Coffee

11:30

Global Governance and Public Administration
Types of Governance
Principles of Governance
Governance Issues
Measuring progress
Citizen Empowerment

12:30

Lunch

13:30

Integrity, Transparency and Accountability
Standards of Behaviour
Integrity concepts and pressures
Trust in Government

14:45

Afternoon Tea

15:00

Integrity, Transparency and Accountability - Continued.
Core values and ethical standards
Information Rights
Corruption
Accountability

16:15

End of Day Wrap Up and Questions

16:30

Close


Day Two: Tuesday

Public Sector Financial Management 

09:30

Refreshments

09:45

Chair’s Introduction and Delegates’ Recap

10:00

Leadership and Strategy in the Delivery of Public Services
Leadership theories and styles
Bureaucracy principles
Organisational culture
Public vs Private
Styles of leadership

11:00

Morning Coffee

11:15

Analysis of the strategic environment
The institutional and cultural context of strategic management
Essential of effective strategy for public administration
Tools for analysing the strategic environment

12:30

Lunch

13:30

Strategic Tools for Public Administration
Framework for Public Administration
Environmental scanning
Systems Thinking
Establishing outcomes and measures of success
Scenario planning
Communicating strategy

15:00

Afternoon Tea

15:15

Public Sector Financial Management
Why it matters
Budgeting
Financial Accountability
Processes
PEFA
Challenges
Capability

16:15

End of Day Wrap Up and Questions

16:30

Close


Day Three: Wednesday

Strategic Management and Delivery of Public Services

09:30

Refreshments

09:45

Chair’s Introduction and Recap

10:00

Efficiency and Effectiveness
Cost Effectiveness analysis
Cost benefit Analysis
Impact Assessment
Public Sector Auditing
Different Types of Delivery

11:30

Morning Coffee

11:45

Managing Organisational Change
Principles of change
Effective Change Management Activities
Communicating change

13:00

Lunch

14:00

Partnerships and Stakeholders
Engagement
Stakeholder Analysis
Best Practice

15:15

Afternoon Tea

15:30

Strategic Project Management in the Public Sector
Success factors
The iron triangle
Project Process
Falacy and biases

16:15

End of Day Wrap Up and Questions

16:30

Close


Day Four: Thursday

People, Performance and Development in Public Administration 

09:30

Refreshments

09:45

Chair’s Introduction and Recap

10:00

Risk, Responsibility and Regulation
Risk in Public Administration
Perceptions of risk
Risk Management
Who has responsibility for risk
Taking a risk based approach to public administration -regulation. 

11:30

Morning Coffee

11:45

Using Behavioural Insights to Support Public Administration

13:00

Lunch

14:00

Digital technologies and e-government

15:30

Afternoon Tea

15:45

Delegates Exchange of Experience

16:15

End of Day Wrap Up and Questions

16:30

Close


Day Five: Friday

Evaluation and Transparency

09:30

Refreshments

09:45

Chair’s Introduction and Recap

10:00

Evaluating Performance of Public Administration
Scope
Who evaluates
Types of Appraisal
Challenges
Standards

11:15

Morning Coffee

11:30

Guidance on Achieving a Chartered Management Institute Professional Qualification
Structuring a written piece of work for assessment: generic overview and principles
Structuring these two specific pieces of work to demonstrate all the assessment criteria

13:00

Final Discussion and Recap
Course recap and discussion
Evaluation forms
Certificate presentation and group photograph

13:30

Lunch and Close