Civil servants finish strategic planning course
THE Civil Service Institute (IPA) and Management Service Department (MSD) yesterday concluded a strategic management programme for 17 civil servants from across ASEAN.
Titled “Unlocking Winning Strategies in Management”, the four-day programme aimed to provide the participants with an enhanced awareness about the importance of strategic planning in managing a world-class ministry.
The programme covered modules such as strategic planning and deployment, strategic management process, and external and internal analysis.
Organised under the ASEAN Conference on Civil Service Matters, the programme taught participants how to conduct a systematic approach to analysing their ministry as well as gain insight into customer requirements and the ministry’s past growth and performance. The participants also visited the Ministry of Communications and Ministry of Health to explore how strategic plans were implemented by those agencies.
“Strategic management assists in helping organisations to develop competitive edge by providing direction and focus, highlighting areas that require attention and innovation and to involve people within the organisation,” said an IPA briefer.
Sankhaning Daravong, a civil servant from Laos, said the programme was interesting as it enabled her to build upon her basic knowledge of strategic management.
The Brunei Times