CAG Delivers Training Programme to Develop Public Sector Leadership Capabilities in Vietnam

November 11, 2022
Participants of the Modern and Effective National Governance Programme for Emerging Leaders
HANOI (VIETNAM), 11 November 2022 — Over 20 senior Vietnamese public sector leaders successfully completed the second segment of the Modern and Effective National Governance Programme for Emerging Leaders (MENGPEL), which was held in Hanoi from 7 -11 November 2022. Jointly designed and delivered by the Chandler Academy of Governance (CAG) and the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) of Vietnam, MENGPEL seeks to develop public sector capabilities, which is a foundation for strong nations.

The second segment was focused on helping the participants to identify and apply the essential skills to work effectively in an international environment and respond to the challenges and opportunities in a digital era. The training was delivered through a mix of online and in-person training in the NAPA campus.
Dr Vo Tri Thanh, Chairman of the Vietnam National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (VNCPEC) discussing the impact of international trends and regional and international integration on Vietnam
Mr Siim Sikkut, Managing Partner of Digital Nation and Former Government CIO of Estonia sharing international perspectives on digital transformation in the public service
Participants attending a Zoom session by OECD Korea Policy Centre to discuss on public governance and innovations in the government
As digital transformation is a key focus for the Government of Vietnam, one of the participants said:
“Leaders play an important role in supporting digital transformation and ensuring its effective implementation. Segment 2 of the programme has provided us with both the local and international perspectives of digital transformation in the public sector organisations. We have gained knowledge that we can learn and apply in our work."
Mr Nguyen Duong Anh
Deputy Director, Department of Information and Communication, Thua Thien Hue province
During the programme, the participants were also exposed to experiential learning methods such as role plays and simultation exercises to help them immerse in the learning. Through these, they were able to sharpen their skills in protocol and negotiations, especially for international engagements. One participant commented:
“The learning materials and exercises were well-designed. We have gained practical skills on how we can work effectively and connect with international partners.”
Mr Le Quang Hoa
Director General, Hung Yen Department of Home Affairs
Mr Yip Yee Thai, Expert of CIG, facilitating a role play in the protocol session for the participants
Participants in a simulation exercise on negotiation during the last day of the programme
More information about the intent and design of the programme can be found here.
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About the Chandler Academy of Governance (CAG)

The Chandler Academy of Governance (CAG) is part of CIG. CAG complements and supports CIG’s work by designing and delivering training programmes that are practitioner-oriented, to equip government leaders with capabilities required to meet the realities and demands of public service work. CAG works with its panel of adjunct trainers and subject matter experts in the design and delivery of these programmes.

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