Annual Forum on Leadership – Become the Most Forward-Looking Organization: The Crucial Role of Leadership in the Public Sector

19/06/2018 - 22/06/2018
Location: Barcelona (ES)
Project number: 1860301

Annual Forum on Leadership – Become the Most Forward-Looking Organization: The Crucial Role of Leadership in the Public Sector

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Forward looking organizations and the lead role of managers are the two sides of the same coin.

Improving leadership and management capability is an issue that no organisation wishing to achieve long-term success can afford to ignore. There is no question that good leadership and management can have a truly significant impact on organisational performance, both in the immediate and longer term.

This week in Barcelona offers you a unique opportunity to become the dreamed charismatic leader that reflects on the effects of Public Service Motivation, intra-institutional networks, public-private cooperation and the role of management in public administrations. How you can be the transformational leader that enables you and your team to keep up with the needed changes and how you can be a digital leader in order to detect key drivers of digital transformation, manage knowledge, create insights and optimize business value in the digital ecosystem, discovering innovative capabilities.

We will bridge the gap between how our public sectors are, and how the interests of the citizens need them to be now and in the future. We will be combining theory with concrete case studies, meetings with leaders in the public sector and the elaboration of plans of action to ensure you are successful in your growth development efforts in your public organization.

The EIPA Forum is a rigorous, innovative programme designed to provide a portfolio of knowledge, skills and individual awareness that will help you to become a more effective leader.

How will it help you?

You will understand the antecedents of Public Service Motivation, its’ effects, and how to improve it in your environment. The importance of intra-institutional networks and the how to make them sustainable. We will give examples and learn from the best on good practices when dealing with public-private cooperation and how to enhance the role of management in your public administration.

The main objective of the programme is the integral development of your knowledge and skills in order to allow for a substantial improvement in the process of detecting the key challenges for you own administration. The BHAP (Back at home action plan) will be developed during the Forum (4 days) and aims at stimulating participants in the programme to think about how they will put into practice in their own organisations the newly gained knowledge.

Who will benefit most?

Any public servant willing to step up his career, to better define his role within the team, upgrade his performance, be ready to take on new challenges and gain confidence in his professional activity. You will be updated on new concepts, tools and methodologies of public management. The Forum is a multisector and multifunctional programme where international participants benefit from a wealth of experiences and ideas from other administrations in Europe.

Join us in this exciting four-day journey, where you will learn to think strategically, analyse different approaches to reality and lead the process of change within your own administration.

Key challenges for  public managers in Europe

Presentation of the course programme and methodology

  • Tour de table and presentation of participants
  • Needs assessment of the audience – evaluation on knowledge level
  • National and local governance and Europe´s future: Establishing strategic priorities

Gracia Vara Arribas, Expert and Project Leader, EIPA Barcelona

11:00 Coffee Break
11.30 In search of excellence in (local) public management: trends, priorities, practices and seven steps to reach it
Discussion & Q&A session
Alexander Heichlinger, Expert, EIPA Barcelona
13.00 Preparatory work for the BHAP (15’)
Transfer to 22@ district
13.30 Group Lunch

Case study
Barcelona Common City
Technology for leading social transformation and public innovation
Representative of the Institut Municipal d’Informàtica

Preparatory work for the BHAP (15’

20.00 Welcome Dinner
The public management in the 21st century: Leading the collaboration
09.30 Leadership and Governance in Europe of today: New trends and developments
Marc Esteve, ESADE Business School
11.00 Coffee Break
11.30 Transfer to Sant Cugat
Meet the leader
Leadership in the City Council of Sant Cugat & The project “Ethics 4 Sports”
13.30 Workshop
What do you think this all means for Leadership in Public Administration?
Facilitators: Gracia Vara & Sant Cugat representative
13:30 Group Lunch

Personal feedback and mentoring
Marc Esteve & Sant Cugat representative

Preparatory work for the BHAP (15’)

Afterwards Tourist sightseeing in Sant Cugat
20.00 Return to Barcelona center
Organizational change and the role of the leader(s)
9:30 Building up the strategy in your organization: list of do’s and don’ts
Marc Esteve
11.00 Coffee Break
11.30 Workshop
Interactive strategy for communication with and involving citizens about and in policy making
Marc Esteve
13:00 Discussion & Q&A session
13:30 Group Lunch

Meet the leader
Metropolitan Area Barcelona,
“Public transport and mobility in the Metropolis of Barcelona”
Joan Maria Bigas, Director of Mobility and Transport
Xavier Tiana, Head of International Relations

Preparatory work for the BHAP (15’)

20.00 Free evening
The impact of emerging technologies : Digital leadership in the public sector
9.30 Workshop
How to become a digital winner
Discussion points :The impact of emerging technologies and the influence of talent, human capital, and diversity on business operations
11.00 Coffee Break
11.30 Workshop
The design, implementation and evaluation of public policies: leading the usability of results
Discussion & Q&A session
Gracia Vara Arribas

Back at home action plan (BHAP)

Group work and plenary presentations

13.30 Group Lunch
15.00 Barcelona tour
Guided walking tour to the historical sites of Barcelona
17.00 Closure of the Forum

Course venue
Gran Hotel Havana Barcelona
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 647
08010 Barcelona
Tel. +34 93 341 70 00

Programme Organiser
Ms Marta Gracia
Tel: +34 93 245 13 13

The fee includes documentation and refreshments. Lunches, a welcome dinner and a walking sightseeing tour are included if mentioned in the programme. After the event, a certificate of participation will be handed out and participants will be given access to the digital version of the event documents. Accommodation and travel costs are at the expense of the participants or their administration.

EIPA offers a 10% discount to all civil servants working for one of EIPA’s supporting countries, and civil servants working for an EU institution, body or agency.

Who are the supporting countries?
Civil servants coming from the following EIPA supporting countries are entitled to get the reduced fee: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

For all other participants, the regular fee applies.

Lunch(es) will be served at the hotel restaurant and dinner will be held at a restaurant in town. Special dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic) can be indicated once you receive the confirmation of the seminar.

Hotel reservations
EIPA is pleased to make reservations for you at the same hotel where the seminar will take place, and where special rates apply for EIPA participants. Should you wish to make use of this possibility, kindly contact the organiser of this seminar Payment is to be made directly and personally to the hotel upon checking out. Please note that if you register after the deadline, hotel reservations cannot be guaranteed.

Gran Hotel Havana Barcelona
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 647
08010 Barcelona
Tel. +34 93 341 70 00

Rates of room with breakfast buffet included:

– Double room for single use: € 121,82 + 10% VAT + €tourist tax

– Double room for two persons: € 134,55 + 10 % VAT + €tourist tax.

Confirmation of registration will be forwarded to participants on receipt of the completed online registration form.

Prior payment is a condition for participation.

Cancellation policy
For administrative reasons you will be charged €150 for cancellations received within 15 days before the activity begins. There is no charge for qualified substitute participants. EIPA reserves the right to cancel the activity up to 2 weeks before the starting date. In that case, registration fees received will be fully reimbursed. EIPA accepts no responsibility for any costs incurred (travel, accommodation, etc.).


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