On 15 June 2023, representatives of the National Agency of Ukraine on Civil Service and the High School of Public Governance took part in a hybrid roundtable discussion with international participation on “Improving Practice-Oriented Training of Public Sector Professionals”, organised by the Ivano-Frankivsk Regional Military Administration, Ivano-Frankivsk Regional Council and Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas.
The Director of the High School, Yuliia Likhach, joined the discussion panels on the conditions and mechanisms of cooperation with stakeholders in the fields of science, innovation and educational services and the development of educational programmes for training and professional development of public servants.
Since modern approaches to training personnel for the public administration and management system require closer connection with practice and continuous attention to improving the quality of education and updating the content of training for future managers, it is important that in the process of acquiring professional competencies, the applicant/student is constantly connected with the field of professional activity, which necessitates the establishment of cooperation with employers and other stakeholders.
“The activities of the Higher School of Public Administration are aimed at training leaders of a new type,” said Yulia Lykhach, “who will change the country and create a culture of integrity, openness, trust and inclusiveness.
In the context of a full-scale war, the public service of Ukraine is building mechanisms to respond to new challenges, the experience of which is unique in the world. Accordingly, the High School of Public Governance develops and implements training and educational initiatives that combine effective international cases and methodologies with national experience. Most of the training programmes are developed and implemented in cooperation with government and local authorities, international and non-governmental organisations, and development partners both in Ukraine and abroad. This approach to programme development ensures their direct practice-orientation.