Public administration is changing – Digitization, skills and staff shortage, changed demands
of the citizens and new values of the younger generations of employees are just a few key
words. But what does that mean for the training and higher education of public
administration? What expectations and ideas do the junior staff have about their desired
workplace? How should education and training be designed so that employees can provide
services that meet today’s and future requirements?
These questions were addressed in the Symposium on administrative education “Future of education” on the 23rd and 24th of November 2017 in Hamburg, Germany. In the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, the
Center for Education and Training, the Department of Public Management of HAW Hamburg and the Personnel Office have been working intensively on these issues since the beginning of the year 2017. After a survey of graduates of the administrative school and the HAW Hamburg, the experiences and expectations were raised in the context of a large group event to a sustainable administrative education. The results of the interviews were discussed and deepened with experts from administration and science against the background of scientific findings on the development of society and administration.
Prof. Tino Schuppan, Professor for Public Management at the University of Applied Labour Studies (HdBA) and Skill Up project partner was invited as an expert to talk about competencies for the transformed administration through changes in work organization and to report his findings with regard to future-oriented administrative training and education. His key questions were: What role do human beings play in the increasing digitization of state and administration? Do tasks and activities disappear or change in unexpected ways? Are new tasks arising? Which changes of activity must be expected in the future? What further implications does this have for the employees?
For more info, check the website: http://www.hamburg.de/personalamt/zukunft-der-ausbildung/9022152/ausbildung-zaf-fachtagung/