Solving managerial equation
[b]The new year always brings new hopes, dreams and plans — both for the state and for each individual. Our contemporary, socially-oriented state aims to harmonise national and personal interests. State officials should be patriotic while citizens should take responsibility for their actions. Spiritual unity is also needed, as is a universal readiness to work towards success.[/b]
The new year always brings new hopes, dreams and plans — both for the state and for each individual. Our contemporary, socially-oriented state aims to harmonise national and personal interests. State officials should be patriotic while citizens should take responsibility for their actions. Spiritual unity is also needed, as is a universal readiness to work towards success.
Unfortunately, today’s world is filled with examples of social cataclysms, disunity, crisis and an inability to hear others’ opinions. Why is this? Diversity is growing, alongside population, and there is much technological modernisation, as natural resources dwindle. However, I believe the major problem lies in the sphere of management.
At a recent Republican session, President Alexander Lukashenko noted, “We need to discuss the principal issue on which everything depends — our life, the functioning of our economy and its state, the successes of modernisation and people’s mood — the labour-force.”
Last year, my Vice-Rector responsibilities were expanded by an honorary mission to head the Institute of Public and Business Administration at the Academy of Public Administration, under the aegis of the President of the Republic of Belarus. The post is unique in the Republic regarding its title and its purpose. We understand this and hope for an intensive yet interesting year ahead. We’ve initiated a new project — School Academy of Public Administration — based at Molodechno Secondary School #10.
We’re convinced that some people are born to be leaders, while others can grow to become leaders. However, all need their potential to be revealed. Youngsters need to be inspired — including in the sphere of management. This year will see us launch production internships for our students at Russia’s leading university: Lomonosov Moscow State University. We’ve signed an agreement on co-operation with the Dean of the MSU’s Public Administration Faculty and Chairman of the State Duma’s Education Committee, Prof. V. Nikonov. I’m confident that tomorrow’s managerial elite of Russia — MSU students — will significantly improve their managerial competence by taking internships at the Belarusian Presidential Academy. We also hope to realise new projects at the Institute, including international education programmes such as ‘Electronic Government’, ‘Corporate Management’, ‘Eurasian Construction’, and ‘International Business Management’. These Masters degree programmes embrace the latest methods and technologies, drawing on the expertise of foreign experts and the world’s best experience. They should prepare us for the needs of the future, offering a level of managerial education to drive forward dynamic and sustainable development for our young Belarusian state.
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