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:
Participants broke into three breakout sessions to discuss the following topics:
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