The Public Sector is the most vital sector of any Government. It manages and controls national and critical services such as Police, Emergency Services, Urban Planning, Security, Taxation and also Social Welfare. These areas underpin the functioning of a nation, and unless they are managed correctly, can lead to vital resources falling into disregard.
undertaking this Public Sector Reform and Capacity Building course will not only build your competency for additional growth opportunities within your organisation but will also help you play an important role in up skilling your peers and other colleagues, together with systems and processes, to provide better services to citizens.
This Public Sector Management and Reform course will also provide you with the necessary exposure to and information about other sectors, thus increasing your avenues for career growth and development. Last but not the least, it will instil in you the confidence to be part of large projects involving multiple sectors and various large-scale initiatives with the main aim of better services to citizens, in turn contributing to the advancement of the public sector and, eventually, economic development of the nation.
By the end of the course you will be able to:
- Improve alignment to mission, vision and values of the organization
- Evolve performance and accountability
- Increase decision-making agility
- Advance accountability for key objectives, risks, and performance
- Enhance convergence of Governance components
- Reduce the financial risk while achieve your organization’s goals
- Understand fundamental concepts of Governance & Fiscal Sustainability
Who should attend…?
- Public service heads, managers, and those who work in some capacity with the public sector.
- Those employed within the public sector charged with the responsibility of bringing about change so that their organisation is more efficient and offers more value for money.
- Public service executives that understand the need for reform and, as a team, think through the recalibration of the state and its services that this implies.
- Those who wish to address the ethos, goals and disciplines of public service and will help to create the means of refashioning and strengthening them.
- Public sector employees
Day 1: Politics and the Public Sector
- Introduction to public sector Management
- Political differences
- The role of the state
- A centralised or decentralised state?
- Politics and management: values
Day 2: Public Spending
- The macro-economic policy context
- Fiscal policy and the economic cycles
- What is the money spent on?
- Where does the money come from?
- Public spending in the devoted administrations
- Why is the level of public spending important?
- The fiscal crisis of 2008 and its aftermath
Day 3: Social Policies and Management
- Choice of policy instrument
- Trends in policy and management
- Income maintenance
- Community care
- Criminal justice
- Health policy – Housing
Day 4: Advantages of Public Sector Reforms
- Better management of public resources
- Better public service delivery
- Increased transparency and accountability
- Streamlined operations and processes
- Competitive advance in the global market space
Day 5: Hindrances to Successful Public Sector Reforms
- Employee resistance
- Lack of political commitment
- Informal norms
- Uneven distribution of resources because of corruption and political influence
- Gender insensitivity
- Scarcity of capacity in resources and skill