In 1998, it became apparent that there was a necessity for movement and change in the French public administration, which could be achieved by efficient management training.
The Institute for Public Management and Economic Development (French acronym: IGPDE) is responsible for the conception, the implementation and the evaluation of leadership and management for change training programmes. The target audiences of these programmes are civil servants who are top and middle managers of the French Ministry of Economy and Finance. The aim of the training programmes is to provide advice and tools to newly appointed top or middle managers. The programmes have common objectives; however they are adapted to the level of function of participants. The purpose is to provide operational tools in order to implement change, to use effective communication in today’s management and to manage social relations. Tools designed for the conception, for the follow-up of the implementation and for the evaluation of the project for change are provided. The training programmes aim to mix managers coming from different general directorates in order to exchange information, to create an inter-directorate culture and a network throughout the ministry. The implementation includes seminars and consolidation training organised around a main theme: management of change, communication, daily management and social relations.
Since 2007, each year, a seminar is organised in a European country. Innovation features include the diversity of participants, thus creating an inter-directorate culture; and the content of the courses, which are delivered by high level personalities by implementing innovative pedagogical methods. The training programme for middle managers involves emotional intelligence in management. Professional musicians in the form of a quartet, propose a different approach to management by enlightening managerial questions and offering unusual answers. Little by little solutions begin to appear, and the intellectual approach associated with this out-of-the-ordinary sensorial procedure, gives way to personal fulfilment and new relational vitality. The training programmes for top managers include a theatre performance based on the use of humour and emotions which acts as a springboard for action and aims to help the participants to pave the way for their future development. Since the training programme is inter-directorate, there is a real influence on the cultural orientation of the organisation. Moreover, new methods, styles and forms of working are learned which can be used in the daily work.
As a result of these programmes, the French Ministry of Economy and Finance is able to train a very high number of its managers and to create among all directorates a special feeling and an implicit differentiation between managers who have already followed courses and those who have yet not. Evaluations confirm the usefulness and effectiveness of these programmes as 80 % of the top managers and 84 % of the middle managers who took part in this programme are very satisfied.
|Award category:||leadership and change|
|Sector:||Education (higher and lower), training and learning|
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|Keywords:||Top and middle managers, operational tools, effective communication, social tools, mix managers, training programmes, civil servants|
|Short English description:||The Institute for Public Management and Economic Development (French acronym: IGPDE) is responsible for the conception, the implementation and the evaluation of leadership and management for change training programmes|
|Organisation:||Institute for Public Management and Economic Development (IGPDE)|
|Level of government:||national level|
|Size of organisation:||>100|
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|EU membership:||EU member|