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1 Session: Leadership Training in BIPA LEADERSHIP FOR THE TRANSFORMATIONAL GOVERNMENT By: Ishaq Mohammed Ameen, Executive Director – Leadership Programs, BIPA June 2013 UNITED NATIONS PUBLIC SERVICE FORUM WORKSHOP 7

2 LEADERSHIP FOR THE TRANSFORMATIONAL GOVERNMENT Government Expenditure of Training in Bahrain – How much is it? Total government expenditure on training during 9 years ( ) was 230, 856, 532 Bahraini Dinars (US $ 610,731,566) Inside Bahrain 40 Million Dinars 17% of the total expenditures YearInside BahrainOutside Bahrain ,834, ,044, ,597, ,859, ,869, ,515, ,272, ,240, ,977, ,570, ,861, ,691, ,309, ,138, ,692, ,745, ,591, ,051, Total 40,007, ,858, Source: Source: Ministry of Finance Kingdom of Bahrain

3 About BIPA BIPA Mission Statement Acting as change Agent for sustained Transformation through training, learning and development (Research & Consultancy) in the public sector BIPA Vision Partner of choice Developing First Class Civil Servants BIPA's ambition is to become a ‘Think tank' for the Public sector and proactively respond to strategic issues in the Public Sector Established by a Royal Decree in 2006 … Actual Operation and budget allocated 2009….Number of Employees: Approximately 55 Develop human capacity Develop organizational capacity Develop a strategic agenda for Public Sector in line with Vision 2030 Develop an evidence-based research agenda within BIPA

4 LEADERSHIP FOR THE TRANSFORMATIONAL GOVERNMENT Main Questions to be Answered What were main attempts of BIPA and contributions to provide leadership development programs for the public sector in the Kingdom of Bahrain in the past 4 years? Where does BIPA fit within the concept of transformational Government? Are BIPA leadership development programs tuned and in line with the concept of Transformational Government (t- Gov)? What actions are necessary based on the answers for Q1 and Q2?

5 LEADERSHIP FOR THE TRANSFORMATIONAL GOVERNMENT BIPA Mandate Article 2: BIPA will work for the purpose of improving public administration in the Kingdom of Bahrain and providing training for government entities to develop Government employees in a way that enhances PA and supports economic and social plans. BIPA Gov. Entity Vision 2030 and National Economic strategy (derived out of it) stated: “Create a prestigious leadership program to develop leaders in the public sector. Top-quality government requires top- quality talent in its ranks”. Establishment of BIPA & 2030 National Economic Vision Role

6 LEADERSHIP FOR THE TRANSFORMATIONAL GOVERNMENT e-government is: “.. a technological innovation and move from an inefficient and mainly unaccountable bureaucracy to a new entrepreneurial culture”. Blackstone et al (2005) The expressions: transformational government, transformative e-government, reinventing government, innovative government and citizen centric government are often used in close proximity, by both politicians and academics. Bannister & Connolly (2010) “Transformational Government…. encompasses a new "virtual" business layer within government which allows an integrated, government-wide, citizen- focused service to be presented to citizens across all channels, but at no extra cost and without having to restructure government to do so..” OASIS “Government transformation is about change management facilitated by technology “t-Government would seem to be a mixture of e-government, business process re-engineering and business scope re- definition Bannister & Connolly (2010) The Concept of Transformational Govt. (T-Gov)

7 LEADERSHIP FOR THE TRANSFORMATIONAL GOVERNMENT T- Government LeadershipBuilding Capabilities at all Levels Streamlining and Change Managemen t E-Gov Capabilitie s Integrated Government-Wide Citizen-Centric Multiple Channels Quality Management Accountability No Extra Cost No need to restructure The Importance of Leadership in the Context of Transformational Govt.

8 LEADERSHIP FOR THE TRANSFORMATIONAL GOVERNMENT A study by the University of Manchester found that 35% of e-government projects in developing countries resulted in total failures; and that 50% were partial failures. Source: Working Paper, University of Manchester, U.K. Higher Education Admission Center (HEAC) Heeks, R. The Concept of Transformational Govt.

9 LEADERSHIP FOR THE TRANSFORMATIONAL GOVERNMENT BIPA leadership development programs have gone through the following milestones: Some initiatives existed but were not systematic Design & development of leadership programs started Systematic Training started (Programs started) Qeyadat Program started Kawader Program started A draft policy for National Leadership Development brought up National Policy for Leadership Development to be endorsed Other Programs to start in 2014 Nokhba & Takween International Partners engaged with BIPA e.g. NSG, Oxford, AHRI BIPA more visible on the International Arena BIPA National Leadership Programs Timeline

10 LEADERSHIP FOR THE TRANSFORMATIONAL GOVERNMENT BIPA Training Priorities in the first 4 years BIPA worked in the first 4 years of operation on the following priorities: Build reputation for BIPA as training provider for the public sector “Who are you?) Build track record for its training capability Build enablers (Infrastructure for the training process) to take place smoothly and with sustainable quality Build Training facilities, a general framework for training in BIPA, a network of skilled trainers, facilitators, coaches, developers etc… Building experience and developing expertise in leadership development Building partnership with international bodies specialized in related fields to BIPA work Building leadership development programs which are tailored to the needs of the public sector in Bahrain.

11 LEADERSHIP FOR THE TRANSFORMATIONAL GOVERNMENT National Leadership Program Objectives BIPA leadership development programs generally focus on the following strategic objectives: Endeavoring to develop government officials in terms of performance and potential following structured and established methodologies To familiarize Program participants with major current and future challenges that they may face in the public sector To equip participants with tools to better understand self and others in the workplace To provide opportunities for the participants to widen their networks and develop relationships within the public sector toward a corporate culture as much as possible To contribute to the achievement of the goals as per Bahrain’s National Economic Vision 2030 and the program of the Government To provide opportunities for participants and their public organizations to learn from each other by sharing best practices related to common areas of interest. To familiarize Program participants with the major laws and statutory requirements which govern the public sector in the Kingdom of Bahrain. In the Future: To introduce trainees to “Evidence-based policy Making” skills

12 LEADERSHIP FOR THE TRANSFORMATIONAL GOVERNMENT Important Terms National Legislations means laws passed by the legislature or the legislative authority in the country and are bound-laws, upon which the government issues the appropriate policies as executive authority. مبادرات وآليات التنفيذ استراتيجيات العمل السياسات الحكومية التشريعات الوطنية Work Execution Strategies Government Policies National Legislations Government policies can be defined as the rules and regulations governing the work or the way the rules are set for the work by senior government authorities which vary depending on the policy of the state or the government curriculum. Strategy is the method of work according to the system established by the state or government, in other words it is the way of reaching the goals that are set in accordance with existing policies in the state. Implementation mechanisms are the means, methods and operational tools that are used to complete the work in accordance with the strategies.

13 LEADERSHIP FOR THE TRANSFORMATIONAL GOVERNMENT Strategies that were followed by BIPA Determining the general strategic directions of the design and implementation of the training programs.

14 Training & Learning Framework E-Learning/E-Training GPMP Short Courses (Single Competency) Induction to Government PR & MediaHRM MPA Apprenticeship SPPFP Qeyadat Top Leaders Program Nokhba Consultancy & Research Assessment Center ICTG Stat P Specialized Programs Kawader Takween

15 LEADERSHIP FOR THE TRANSFORMATIONAL GOVERNMENT Strategies that were followed by BIPA A General framework for government leadership development programs was tailored Tailored Courses Induction to Senior Civil Service Qeyadat Qeyadat Section Heads National Leadership Development Program KawaderKawader Directors Assistant Undersecretaries & Undersecretaries TakweenTakween Supervisors/Group Leaders Duration Target Group NokhbaNokhba 16 Weeks 12 Weeks 6 Weeks TBD The above is a process that is about to be endorsed by the Civil Service Council as a government policy

16 Our Leadership Building Approach:( Hands-on, Theoretical, Practical and Involves all Parties) BIPA Public Sector Private Sector International Professional Partner

17 LEADERSHIP FOR THE TRANSFORMATIONAL GOVERNMENT Strategies that were followed by BIPA Designing training programs in accordance with national models related to the local nature and prevailing educational patterns Learner-Focused Linking leadership and training programs and courses with Major laws governing the public sector in Bahrain, such as: Civil Service Law, Tender Law, National Audit Court, and others Tailored Courses

18 LEADERSHIP FOR THE TRANSFORMATIONAL GOVERNMENT Strategies that were followed by BIPA Applied the principle of “Locally design and Internationally recognize” Global Spread Best Practices Linking the design of training programs with the strategic constants for the Kingdom Tailored Courses

19 LEADERSHIP FOR THE TRANSFORMATIONAL GOVERNMENT A Clear Model that focuses on the customer and Delivering Results Build a clear yet simple model for leadership programs designed by BIPA Set Direction & Lead Develop your team Control & Develop your Organization Take Care of Customers & Stakeholders Deliver Results

20 LEADERSHIP FOR THE TRANSFORMATIONAL GOVERNMENT Strategies that were followed by BIPA * Focusing on local expertise in training delivery Leadership programs adopted the concept of “Leaders as Teachers” and hence utilizing the expertise from within the local public sector. * Partnering with international bodies specialized in leadership development International Recognition

21 LEADERSHIP FOR THE TRANSFORMATIONAL GOVERNMENT Outsourcing The use of a range of qualified trainers and the formation of a network of relationships with them Cooperation with others to develop National policies and Legislations that impact the process of training in the public sector مبادرات وآليات التنفيذ استراتيجيات العمل السياسات الحكومية التشريعات الوطنية Work Execution Strategies Government Policies National Legislations

22 LEADERSHIP FOR THE TRANSFORMATIONAL GOVERNMENT Outcome of the Strategies followed BIPA has yet to conduct a thorough study on the impact of leadership programs conducted by BIPA ( ) Some indicators for the level and quality of the results obtained to date do exist

23 LEADERSHIP FOR THE TRANSFORMATIONAL GOVERNMENT Outcome of the Strategies followed There are many success stories that are not documented and need proper research Level of Satisfaction by Participants

24 LEADERSHIP FOR THE TRANSFORMATIONAL GOVERNMENT Conclusions Transformational Government needs proper leadership and hence BIPA has been engaged in this process since it started its activities in “Transformational government cannot be as such transformational if it is not the result of a negotiated process between a number of actors or within a network. It has to be configured beyond the boundaries of government operations and out of the box marked: e-government" Quote from workshop ToR The transformation Government must satisfy two components: the Hardware and the Software: 1.The Hardware is the latest technology available 2.The Software is the negotiated process between a number of actors within the network which includes training, building trust, leadership development, collaboration, etc…

25 LEADERSHIP FOR THE TRANSFORMATIONAL GOVERNMENT Conclusions There are a number of government entities which need to interact and complement each other in the effort for adopting and implementing the concept of t-Gov. These include but not limited to BIPA, e-Gov and CIO. All above entities have to work together and to engage other pubic sector entities to achieve objectives of the transformational government The concept of t-G to be imbedded within leadership programs in BIPA A government policy to be issued to further formalize and strategize the process of leadership development in the public sector Government policies can be further supported by national legislations to protect policies endorsed It would be ideal to come up with a national policy regarding adoption of the concept of t-G which could be endorsed by the cabinet

26 LEADERSHIP FOR THE TRANSFORMATIONAL GOVERNMENT Thank You Ishaq Mohamed Ameen BIPA Kingdom of Bahrain


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