This week marked the kick-off of CILC’s Change Management Masterclass in Lebanon. This masterclass is being implemented in joint collaboration with the Office of the Minister of State for Administrative Reform (OMSAR). OMSAR is a national government organization that seeks to develop the institutional and technical capacities of Lebanese Ministries, central government bodies, public agencies, municipalities and NGOs. OMSAR has been collaborating with other Lebanese Ministries and public agencies through its network of Task Forces, which are focal points within the various other Ministries and public institutions to facilitate change, train colleagues and disseminate new products/techniques/results to colleagues in public administration. OMSAR, however, faces challenges in the field of change management, modern human resources management (HRM), and personal and professional ethics and integrity.
This masterclass therefore seeks to enhance the effectiveness, quality and knowledge of the OMSAR Task Forces on the key topics of change management, modern HR management and ethics and integrity. The project encompasses three rounds of a one week training programme of which the first training week was kicked off this week. Important topics that will be covered include motivation and resistance to change, elements of a successful change trajectory, good governance as part of human resource management, performance measurement and integrity policies in public institutions. Each of the OMSAR Task Forces work on their own action plans for change within their respective ministry to improve service delivery, efficiency, predictability and institutional operations and procedures. During the first days of the training, a first outline of the action plans were developed and discussed with the other participants of the training programme. The second and third training week are going to be organised in January and February 2019.
The project is financially made possible by the Dutch Institute for Higher Education, Nuffic.