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    11th Annual Public Administration Reform Symposium & Professional Certificate in Strategic Public Administration

    Building Trust in the Public Sector: Inspiring Leadership for Transparency

    3rd - 7th December 2018, London, UK

  • Slide 1

    11th Annual Public Administration Reform Symposium & Professional Certificate in Strategic Public Administration

    Building Trust in the Public Sector: Inspiring Leadership for Transparency

    3rd - 7th December 2018, London, UK

  • Slide 1

    11th Annual Public Administration Reform Symposium & Professional Certificate in Strategic Public Administration

    Building Trust in the Public Sector: Inspiring Leadership for Transparency

    3rd - 7th December 2018, London, UK

  • Slide 1

    11th Annual Public Administration Reform Symposium & Professional Certificate in Strategic Public Administration

    Building Trust in the Public Sector: Inspiring Leadership for Transparency

    3rd - 7th December 2018, London, UK

  • Slide 1

    11th Annual Public Administration Reform Symposium & Professional Certificate in Strategic Public Administration

    Building Trust in the Public Sector: Inspiring Leadership for Transparency

    3rd - 7th December 2018, London, UK

  • Slide 1

    11th Annual Public Administration Reform Symposium & Professional Certificate in Strategic Public Administration

    Building Trust in the Public Sector: Inspiring Leadership for Transparency

    3rd - 7th December 2018, London, UK


The ICPS 11th Public Administration Reform Symposium will focus on the theme 'Building Trust in the Public Sector: Inspiring Leadership for Transparency'. For those wishing to complete the five-day Professional Certificate, this will incorporate the high-level Symposium and three subsequent days of intensive training. Delegates can opt to attend the Symposium independently of the full five-day event.

The Symposium (3rd - 4th December 2018)


The OECD has heralded 2018 as the ‘Year of Integrity’, where trust and transparency are crucial for the efficiency of public administration and public policy.

Public sector institutions should have a strong incentive to inspire public trust given that a higher level of trust is linked with more cooperative behaviour, whereas lower levels are correlated with greater public resistance. The OECD has found that a competent public service and one with a values-driven approach to decision-making is most likely to gain trust from society.

This two-day symposium will share good practices in strategic and effective management to ensure that value-based decisions, transparency and competence are achievable for public administrations around the world.

Areas to be discussed include:
  • Leading Effective Change in Public Administration
  • Communication in the Public Sector
  • Balancing the Relationships and Expectations between Politicians and the Administration
  • Gaining Clarity on Stakeholder Expectations and How to manage them
  • Increasing Citizen Engagement in Public Administration

As always, there will be a wide range of speakers and many opportunities for delegates to network, discuss, listen and put forward their own views and experiences for others to hear and learn from over the duration of the event.

The Professional Certificate (5th - 7th December 2018)


While the Symposium will explore some of the current challenges facing those involved in Public Administration Reform, the 'Professional Certificate in Strategic Public Administration' will examine core issues in greater depth than the Symposium, and critically evaluate methods of strategic planning and means for delivering effective public administration. Drawing on lessons from international case studies, participants will analyse both successes and failures in public service provision and acquire a thorough understanding of how to influence and change policy independently and within their organisation. Participants will also learn how to manage organisational change, facilitate stakeholder collaboration, and evaluate the overall performance of public administration both internally and externally.

The programme is designed to build upon the issues raised throughout the symposium through discussions with peers and subject specialists. Participants who attend the full five-day programme will be eligible to attain the Chartered Management Institute Professional Certificate in Management and Leadership. For further information, please visit the programme page.


What is involved?

To obtain the Professional Certificate in Strategic Public Administration delegates will need to have completed the full five-day event, and two written tasks after the duration of the course. Upon completion of this week-long course and subsequent successful completion of CMI written tasks, the successful candidate will be awarded a Level 7 CMI certificate in Management & Leadership showing the CMI units achieved. The CMI is the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. The professional qualifications offered by the Institute are internationally recognised and sought after. In addition, the successful candidate will receive a transcript from the International Centre for Parliamentary Studies certifying their specialisation in strategic public administration. 

Why attend? 


High Profile Speakers

The Symposium promises an internationally recognised line-up of leading figures and expert speakers who will offer an invaluable insight into the latest initiatives and developments in the area of public administration and public administration reform. As well as hearing key presentations, there will also be ample opportunities for delegates to engage in interactive discussion and debate.

Networking

The Symposium and Professional Certificate will also provide many hours of networking, including coffee breaks, lunches, and a drinks reception, ensuring that all speakers and delegates have the maximum possible time to exchange their ideas from around the world, explore possible solutions to identified needs, and get to know each other better.