On September 30th, the Graduate School of Management of St. Petersburg University welcomed the attendees of the professional development program "Analytics for Public Officials". The program is supported by the Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Northwestern Federal District.
Deputy chairman of governments, ministers and administration department heads of the North-Western and Central federal districts of Russia began their studies at Mikhailovskaya Dacha campus. Among the participants there are representatives from the Republic of Karelia, Nenets Autonomous District, Komi Republic, Murmansk, Arkhangelsk, Kaliningrad, Novgorod, Leningrad and Tula Regions.
Andrei Ivanov, the program's Academic Director, Deputy Head of the Center for Public and Private Partnership Studies, Associate Professor at the Department of Public Administration, mentioned: "The aim is to help the representatives of public agencies learn the up-to-date approaches and methods of reasoning of management decisions. We are going to use a great number of cases to address the issues of alternative solution generation and understanding the preferences of persons in charge of decisions. An important part of the program is dedicated to decision making technologies in an environment of increasing external uncertainty for public and private organizations, government agencies. The program content is based on the latest research of public administration efficiency, public procurement and corrupt behavior conducted by the specialists of the Graduate School of Management of SPbU".
The faculty of the program are researchers whose works are published in top international and Russian academic journals having many years of experience of teaching at continuing education programs, heads and founders of leading Russian executive education centers — GSOM SPbU and HSE. The authors of the program note that active methods prevail in the learning process: case discussion, workshops, business games, individual and group presentations.
Training is divided into three modules and is offered in mixed format (in classroom and remote). During the first module (September 30 to October 1) attendees will study the cases of management decision making in the sphere of public procurement and anti-corruption policy, and explore the possibilities of macroeconomic analysis for decision making and region administration in a digital economy environment.
In the second module (October 14 to October 15) the following issues will be addressed: application of quantitative benchmarking methods in public administration, development of visual and analytical thinking, development and implementation of investment projects.
During the final third module (October 28 to October 29) participants will get familiar with the analytical tools for strategic planning in the public sector. The program will be concluded by a business game on the development of interterritorial systemic projects, the results of which will be presented by attendees during the final assessment. Online lectures will be arranged in periods between modules. At the end of the program, professional development certificates of Saint Petersburg State University will be awarded to those representatives of public administration bodies who successfully pass the final assessment.
Professional development program for public officials "Analytics for Public Officials" is held at the Graduate School of Management of SPbU — a leading Russian business school created on the basis of one of the oldest Russian universities. GSOM SPbU is the only Russian business school triple-accredited by AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA independent associations and it is among 1% of the best world's business schools.