Executive Training on Effective Public Sector Governance

Program Date

16 Sep 20 Sep 2024

Program Location

Windhoek, Namibia

Program Venue

Hilton Windhoek

Registration & Payment Deadline

31 Jul 2024

Program Introduction

The public sector plays a vital role in every society. In most economies, Public sector entities are major employers and capital market participants. The public sector is responsible for setting and implementing the country’s objectives – from enacting the legislation and regulations to goods and services delivery, income redistribution, taxation, and social security provision. Considering the crucial roles of the public sector, good governance is foreseeably a key determinant of community development success.

Effective governance lays the ground for better decision-making and fosters efficient resource utilization by strengthening accountability and stewardship for those resources. Good Governance practices drive public sector performance and help tackle corruption by placing every decision and action under enhanced scrutiny. Good governance practices have the ultimate aim of improving people’s lives by promoting effective implementation of chosen interventions.

Executive Training on Effective Public Sector Governance in Windhoek, Namibia an advanced program that has been designed to help its participants gain robust knowledge and essential skills for initiating and implementing public sector service delivery reforms. The program empowers its delegates to acquire a 360-degree view of public sector management function, integrate and align it with governance strategy, and lead entity-wide transformations.

Target Audience

Executive Training on Effective Public Sector Governance in Namibia is a C-level program designed for public sector professionals with significant experience and expertise in Public Sector Governance including but not limited to:

  • Public Sector Officials and Legislators
  • Government Agency Managers
  • Public Consultants
  • HR Managers
  • Audit and Compliance Experts
  • Senior Project Managers

Program Objectives

Upon the successful completion of this training course, its participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of public sector governance frameworks, best practices, decision-making models, and analysis tools
  • Identify governance blind spots and address improvement areas
  • Positively impact societies by providing more efficient public services with higher quality
  • Promote Greater Transparency, Accountability, and Ownership among public stakeholders
  • Create Opportunities for innovation and positive change in the public sector.

Program Contents

First Day
  • Introduction to Effective Public Sector Governance
  • Governance Frameworks and Systems
  • Emerging trends, challenges, and opportunities for governance and public sector management
  • The best practices and perils of current governing systems
  • Model for systematic analysis, design, implementation, and evaluation of public policies
  • Model for systematic analysis, design, implementation, and evaluation of public investments
  • Performance VS Risk Management
Second Day
  • Public sector and markets
  • National and international governance systems
  • Best practices of Leadership and Change Management in Public Sector
  • Public Expenditure Analysis and Management
  • Budget Execution and Implementation
  • Decentralization and Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations
  • Governance, Public Management, and Service Delivery
  • Fundamentals of Tax Policy and Administration
  • Government Agency Management and Best Practices
  • Planning, performance, and Decision Making in Government Agency Context
  • Sources of bias in decision making and governance
Third Day
  • Culture, Ethical Values, and Behavior
  • Principles of Ethical Governance
  • HRM and Public Governance
  • Corruption Prevention and Agency Capture
  • Legalized Corruption
  • Abuse of Power
  • PPPs – benefits, and challenges
  • Public sector economics; The role of economics in governance
  • Accountability, Ownership, Transparency, and Stakeholder Reporting
Fourth Day
  • Participation, Empowerment, and Public Management
  • The Mechanisms of External Accountability
  • Public finance and its role in governance
  • Legislative and regulatory role of the state
  • Judicial independence and the rule of law
  • Role of national and international money and finance in governance
  • Advanced advocacy and reform strategies
  • Advanced risk management
  • Information and the Media
Fifth Day – Knowledge Reinforcement and Real-life Adoption of Theoretical Base

The last day of the program will entirely be dedicated to hands-on practice and knowledge reinforcement. Throughout the course of this ultimate session, program delegates will become actively involved in a multitude of group assignments, panel discussions, and case studies. Together with the consultant, participants will perform a critical evaluation of given scenarios and determine the best practices along with the strenuous aspects of different public governance models and systems across the world.

In order to diversify the expertise and acquire specific knowledge regarding the host country’s/regions public governance practices and challenges, Risalat will invite guest speakers from local public/governmental bodies and associated parties. The speakers will be selected based on the participants’ preferences and background.

Program Methodology

An action-oriented, highly participative approach will be employed throughout the course, with particular attention paid to sharing the international experience with a view to adaptation and practical application. The presenter will apply modern adult-learning techniques in order to augment the effectiveness of the session delivery and achieve successful results.

The methods deployed will include open presentations, group discussions, individual assignments, practical exercises, and case studies. To diversify the expertise and provide a more robust understanding of effective public sector governance practices, guest speakers will be invited to share their knowledge and experience with the delegates.

At the end of each session, the trainer will request feedback and consider comments received for the coming days. This way program delegates will be able to demonstrate better results and maximize the understanding of the material covered.

Program Fee

Payment Options

Fee Covers

  • Visa Assistance (complimentary)

  • Participant Assessment

  • Airport Pickup

  • Accommodation

  • Wi-Fi

  • Welcome Dinner

  • Breakfast

  • Workshop Kit

  • Program Materials

  • Program Experts

  • Practical Activities

  • Lunch

  • Refreshments

  • Interactive workshop

  • City Map & Direction

  • Risalat T-shirt (complimentary)

  • Field Visit

  • Program Certificate

  • Entertaining Tour

  • Program Report