Senior Management Course (SMC)

AIM:


To train potential Grade 20 officers with a view:-

  • To build professional capacity of the participants to undertake multilevel assignments with a view to improve governance and service delivery within AJ&K in particular and Pakistan in general.
  • To enhance knowledge; improve the attitudes, skills and leadership ability.
  • To understand public policy implementation.

SCOPE:


  • Familiarize participants with the national environment so as to understand the interplay of external and internal dynamics and their influence on governance in Pakistan.
  • Develop participants’ understanding of the diversity in Pakistani society (socio-cultural values, beliefs and attitudes) and its relevance to policy implementation and governance.
  • Provide in-depth knowledge of governance and administrative structures of Pakistan along with relevant policy processes and implementation strategies.
  • Enable participants to apply concepts and techniques of management, operational and technical implementation in the Pakistani environment.
  • Enhance participant’s comprehension about economic policies at the micro level and familiarize them with macroeconomics factors that influence economic management and its future trends.
  • Equip participants with research and analytical skills for enhanced performance on the job.
  • Through study tours, expose participants to issues and practical problems of the Pakistani society and state along with impact of various policies and management practices on the people of Pakistan.
  • Facilitate participants’ good health and introduce variety in their course routine through co-curricular activities.

EXPECTED OUTCOMES OF SMC:


For better Public Service delivery, Participants should acquire following four core capabilities:

  • Strategizing Policy implementation.
  • Qualitative and Quantitative analysis of data / information.
  • Manage all resources (tangible & intangible including knowledge)
  • Team work

TRAINING MODULES AND CONDUCT:


  • The curriculum of the Course comprises seven study modules spread over 3 terms as under:

    Module – 1: National Environment: Issues of Internal and External Dynamics

    Module – 2: Diversity of Pakistani State & Society: It’s Impact on Administration and Service Delivery

    Module – 3: Economics and Financial Management at Operational Level

    Module – 4: Issues of Operational Effectiveness within Governance Framework

    Module – 5: Research Methodology and its Application

    Module – 6: Study Tours: Field Research

    Module – 7: Information Technology Programme


  • Each module is sponsored by a faculty member, who is responsible for organizing and conducting it in accordance with the curriculum under the overall supervision of NSPP.
  • Sessions are generally held centrally in the Shahzad Arbab Hall. Scholars and eminent speakers, who are experts in their specific fields, are invited to deliver talks on given topics, which are followed by Q&A sessions where participants have the opportunity to clarify and raise issues of relevance to public policy formulation and implementation.