Leadership and Culture: Comparative Models of Top Civil Servant Training

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The success and fate of governments around the globe is not only based on the success of political leaders, but also on the top civil servants who lead the apparatus of government. Given the enormous tasks of leading society and changing the culture of government itself, the training and retraining of top civil servants is vital. This important collection is a one-of-a-kind study that not only provides information about the where, what, and how of the training of top civil servants around the world, but also ...

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Leadership and Culture: Comparative Models of Top Civil Servant Training

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The success and fate of governments around the globe is not only based on the success of political leaders, but also on the top civil servants who lead the apparatus of government. Given the enormous tasks of leading society and changing the culture of government itself, the training and retraining of top civil servants is vital. This important collection is a one-of-a-kind study that not only provides information about the where, what, and how of the training of top civil servants around the world, but also offers up-to-date cultural, political, economic background on both larger countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, and Germany, and also smaller countries such as Colombia, Namibia, and Belgium. It explores in detail the factors that result in different country perceptions of the importance of executive training, and the reasons for the variations in its quality and robustness.

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Montgomery Van Wart is a Professor at California State University, San Bernardino, USA where he served as chair and dean, as well as visiting scholar and professor at universities around the world. He has authored eight books including Dynamics of Leadership, Leadership in Public Organizations, and Administrative Leadership in the Public Sector (with Dicke).

Annie Hondeghem is a Professor at KU Leuven, Belgium where she is the Director of the Public Governance Institute. Her main research areas are public personnel management, change management and diversity management. She has co-edited several books including Motivation in public management (with J. L. Perry).

Erwin Schwella is Professor of Public Leadership at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. He teaches and researches governance, leadership and innovation. He is a well published author and a senior consultant to governance institutions globally.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Understanding the Role and Context of Senior Civil Servant Training; Montgomery Van Wart and Annie Hondeghem

PART I: TRAINING CIVIL SERVANTS IN ANGLO-AMERICAN COUNTRIES
1. Australia; John Haligan
2. The United Kingdom
Sylvia Horton and Montgomery Van Wart
3. The United States of America
Heather Getha-Taylor
PART II: TRAINING CIVIL SERVANTS IN EASTERN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES
4. Estonia; Külli Sarapuu, Merilin Metsma, Tiina Randma-Liiv and Annika Uudelepp
5. Hungary; Márk Gál and Márton Gellén
6. Romania; Cristina Hinea Tudor Ticlău
PART III: TRAINING SENIOR CIVIL SERVANTS IN GERMANIC AND NORTHERN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES
7. Austria; Isabell Egger-Peitler, Monika Knassmüller, Renate Meyer
8. Belgium; Annie Hondeghem, Christian de Visscher, Maxime Petit Jean, and Silke Ruebens
9. Denmark; Bente Bjørnholt, Morten Balle Hansen
10. Finland; Turo Virtanen
11. Germany; Werner Jann and Sylvia Veit
12. The Netherlands; Trui Steen, Caspar van den Berg and Peter Leisink
13. Switzerland; Adrian Ritz and Leonie Schüssler
PART IV; TRAINING SENIOR CIVIL SERVANTS IN LATIN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES
14. France; Alexandra Couston, Joyce Liddle and Robert Fouchet
15. Italy; Denita Cepiku, Alessandro Hinna and Sandro Mameli
PART V: TRAINING CIVIL SERVANTS IN OTHER COUNTRIES
16. Columbia; Pablo Sanabria and Claudia N. Avelleneda
17. Namibia; Erwin Schwella, Yrika Maritz, Michael Conteh and Elsie Nghikembua
18. South Africa; Peter E. Franks
19. South Korea; Sangmook Kim
Conclusions: Understanding the Reasons for the Difference in Importance, Quantity and Quality of SCS Training; Montgomery Van Wart and Annie Hondeghem

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