About the School of Government
The National School of Government (NSG), which replaces the Public Administration Leadership and Management Academy (PALAMA), emanates from the decision to professionalise the public service as a means to realise the national development objectives of the country and thereby support sustainable growth, development and service delivery. The purpose of the NSG is to build an effective and professional public service through the provision of relevant, mandatory training programmes.
Work has already been done by the leadership in the following areas
- Visit to the Executive Leadership Academy (CELAP) in China to learn from their model
- Extensive primary and secondary research
- Determination of the total capacity of government - infrastructure, staffing, budgets and coverage
- Development of a high level strategy and implementation plan
- Costing model to facilitate decision making on scope and scale
- Extensive consultation with stakeholders
Programmes to be rolled out by the NSG
- The Government Leadership Summit which is a summit for the political and administrative leadership from all three spheres of government.
- The Compulsory Induction Programme (CIP) which targets all new employees to the public service. It is aimed at ensuring that all public servants are oriented to the public sector and to their respective job responsibilities.
- In-service learningand development programmes. The NSG will ensure that public servants routinely have access to effective, high quality learning and development, making an impact on public sector performance and service delivery that is monitored and evaluated.
- In-service learning and development programmes, aimed at impacting on public sector performance and service delivery including Strategy, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Problem Solving and Analysis, Financial Management, Human Resource Development and Communication.