The skills needed to win elections are very different from those required to be an effective minister. Whatever the result it may be, we will see the appointment of new secretaries and junior ministers. Some will be taking on a government post for the first time. Others, with previous ministerial experience, will be taking on new briefs and responsibilities. The effectiveness of these individuals is likely to have a significant impact on the standing of the next government.
It is difficult to prepare for the realities of office – the sheer weight of responsibility, the round-
This program is designed to help ministers, permanent secretary and their teams to govern and lead more effectively. It will focuses on the big governance challenges of the day and on finding new ways to help government improve, rethink and sometimes see things differently.
We will be joined by Minister who will be sharing their experiences and views on how to be an effective minister. You don’t want to miss this highly informative conference
Some of the Topics to be Discussed at the Conference
Effective government needs effective political leadership: ministers who understand and are prepared for their roles, who set clear priorities, work well with their departments and can cope with the huge demands of the job. Ministers must balance a number of roles: as parliamentarians, policy makers, advocates for their department, representatives of the collective government and their party and as public advocates.
Speaking Truth to Power
The strength of a Minister-
How to prepare for the realities of government office.
This session secession will help ministers, special advisers and private offices govern and lead more effectively, and to help opposition parties become better prepared for the realities of government office
Working with Ministers: The Political-
Permanent Secretaries and other public service leaders support, advise, and have a unique accountability relationship with their Ministers. This session explored the political-
How are Strategic Thinking Skills Best Developed and Sustained Within the Civil Service?
An examination of the best tools and techniques available to develop strategic thinking skills, and apply them in a policy context Making tough decision during difficult times
Importance of Risk Management for a minister
Ministries are responsible for risk identification, prioritization and mitigation; implementation performance and risk management maturity
Managing the Civil Service, and the role of ministers and civil servants
What challenges do New Minister Face?
The first few months in office are critical for any new minister – setting the tone, forging relationships, and establishing their credibility
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