On the morning of June 27, 2023, the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA), in partnership with the Chandler Institute of Governance, Singapore (CIG), launched the “Modern and Effective National Governance Program for Emerging Leaders”. The Opening Ceremony was attended and addressed by Assoc.Prof.Dr. Trieu Van Cuong, Deputy Minister of Home Affairs (MoHA).
Mr. Kenneth Sim, Dean of Chandler Academy of Governance (CAG), Deputy Executive Director of CIG, and Ms. Wee Tee Ong, program managers of the cooperation program, attended the opening ceremony. On the side of the MoHA, there was Ms. Nguyen Xuan Dung, Deputy Director of the Department of Civil Servants – Public Employees.
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Ba Chien, NAPA President; leaders of units: General Office, Department of Refresher Training Management, Department of Planning and Finance, Department of International Cooperation; and participants from units under the MoHA, NAPA, and Departments of Home Affairs of provinces and cities.
The “Modern and Effective National Governance Program for Emerging Leaders” is delivered by experienced international experts and conducted in Viet Nam and Singapore. The program focuses on strengthening the important and updated group of capabilities that public leaders and managers must master to increase the quality of management, administration, and execution of official tasks and fulfill public expectations and serve the people via modern, effective national governance.
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Trieu Van Cuong, Deputy Minister of MoHA, declared during the Opening Ceremony, “Building a modern, effective, and efficient national governance is a requirement for each country in the process of development. In the context of many unpredictable changes and challenges, focusing on improving the capacity of public servants, particularly potential public leaders and managers at the strategic level, to meet the requirements of effective modern national governance is an unavoidable and objective requirement.”
The program is designed to combine leadership theory and practice, as well as rich practical experience and a deep understanding of the teaching content of international and Vietnamese experts. It will contribute to the improvement of the strategic capacities of potential leaders, meeting the requirements of modern and effective national governance at present.
Mr. Kenneth Sim, Dean of CAG, stated during the Opening Ceremony “The opening of the program today marks a significant milestone in our ongoing collaboration with NAPA. The program has been designed in collaboration with NAPA, to ensure that we bring in good practices from around the world and at the same time, ensure that the training is relevant to Viet Nam’s context”.
Mr. Kenneth Sim would like to thank NAPA and MoHA, who have once again entrusted CIG to run this important leadership program, and is honoured and privileged to be supporting the government of Viet Nam by funding, co-designing and co-delivering this program. Today’s launch signifies yet another significant milestone in the long collaboration between CIG and the government of Vietnam.
At the ceremony, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Ba Chien, NAPA President, stated that the “Modern and Effective National Governance Program for Emerging Leaders,”- cohort 2, is a solid continuation of the long-term cooperation program in training potential leaders at the strategic level between MoHA, NAPA and CIG.
Simultaneously, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Ba Chien would like to thank CIG for always respecting and listening to the demands of partners, for collaborating closely with NAPA in program design, and for inviting capable and experienced experts to the program.
Participants will develop the following capabilities during the program:
First, expanding the vision of leadership and capacity to recognize the environment of internal and external organizations; understanding individuals, groups, and organizations in order to make proper management decisions.
Second, improving awareness of modern and effective national governance context, transformative setting, the opportunities and challenges that leaders and managers are facing, and aware of the necessary leadership responsibilities and abilities to fulfill the new requirements.
Third, building skills for working successfully in a globalized and digitalized world, including the ability to integrate and operate in an international setting, communication skills, international negotiation, and communication crisis management, and digital transformation in state agencies.
Fourth, abilities in establishing and growing a solid organizational and management structure; excellent coordination skills between central and local levels.
Fifth, analytical and systems thinking abilities; utilizing these skills in policy formulation and execution; successfully assessing and managing difficult challenges posed in the context of contemporary and effective national governance.
On behalf of NAPA, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Ba Chien would like to thank the MoHA leaders and its functional units for their direction and support; he would also like to thank CIG for their cooperation in developing the program and arranging experts with deep professional knowledge and practical experience to deliver the program. Simultaneously, NAPA President hopes that the participants will actively research the content, and exchange and share experiences, thereby promoting management experiences among the participants, developing cooperative relationships, and supporting each other at work and in life.