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Delivering Change: a workshop for senior government officials in Indonesia

Indonesian officialsOn 4 December an LSE Executive Education team conducted a ‘Delivering Change’ workshop in Jakarta for senior government officials from across federal ministries and departments of Indonesia as part of the ‘Change Management in a Globalised World’ programme initiated in September 2012.

After the successful completion of the London-based two-week training programme during 17-28 September 2012, the participants were asked to initiate individual change projects, thus becoming ‘Agents of Change’ across the government of Indonesia. They were required to outline personal action plans during the 60 days following the programme delivered at LSE, specifying their roles as change agents; and also to begin implementing the initial phases of their plans during the first 60 days. The workshop therefore served as a useful forum to exchange ideas about change and to share experiences about common challenges in implementing it. It was preceded by a full day of individual interviews with the programme participants where the LSE team could reflect with them on the progress to date and give specific feedback to each person.

Julius Sen teachingThe workshop, and the programme overall, served a number of purposes in assisting the government of Indonesia with its change management initiatives. “The LSE course helps me understand behind-the-scenes facts and information about the world’s dynamics and prepare how to adjust myself,” said Pungky Sumadi, Director of Financial and Monetary Analysis at National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS). “LSE has changed my point of view on how change must be properly planned, starting from myself – thank you, LSE!” commented Makhdum Priyatno, Deputy for Policy, Management and Services at the National Institute of Public Administration of the Republic of Indonesia.    

Indonesian officials“Our change management programme goes beyond the classroom, engaging the participants at work, helping them see through how to improve things around them”, said Yury Bikbaev, Director at LSE Executive Education. “We are very pleased to see this link between learning and implementing things in practice, and to observe the energy with which the participants pursue their change agent initiatives to help Indonesian government with this big undertaking.”

For more news about this programme please see the programme launch| and closing ceremony for the London-based programme| stories.