The first day of the 28th session of the Public Management (PUMA) Committee was devoted to a symposium on "The New Public Executive". The purpose of the meeting was to enable Committee members to engage in an in-depth discussion of a specific, topical issue raised in the context of the PUMA work programme on Modernisation: the leadership challenges facing public sectors. What can governments do to meet these challenges in acquiring, forming and motivating the next generation of senior managers?
Chair: Mr. Knut Rexed, Vice-Chair of the PUMA Committee
Delegates heard presentations from the following speakers:
Prof. Allen Schick of the Brookings Institute, on the challenges facing the New Public Executive in a changing society
Michael Wintringham, State Services Commissioner from New Zealand, on the New Public Executive
Mr. Patrice Stern, of ICS Interconsultants, France, on leadership (see also his note
on leadership - in French only).
Participants broke into three breakout sessions to discuss the following topics:
Public Leadership in a Changing Society
How to Find and Form the Next Generation of Public Executives?
How Well do Individualised Incentives Serve the Collective Interest?
During this session, nominated country representatives of the three break-out sessions reported back on results, and other countries were invited to reflect on the feedback from their national perspective. A panel of invited speakers and chairs then each gave a short account of what they felt came out of the discussions and posed questions for the future.
Panel members: Professor Allen Schick; Professor John Murray of the Trinity College School of Business Studies, Ireland; and Jean-Michel Saussois, Director of the Public Management Programme, Ecole supérieure de commerce de Paris
28th Session of the PUMA Committee, continued
Modernising Government: People, Structures and Performance
Presentation by the Secretariat on the Modernisation Review
Part 1 – Modernising Public Employment
Part 2 – Changing Organisational Structures
Part 3 – Governing for Performance
Part 4 – Toolkit for managing conflict of interest
Administrative reform in Russia
Presentation by Deputy Minister Mikhail Dmitriev, First Deputy Minister, Russian Ministry of Economic Development and Trade