A group of top level government officials from Indonesia began their two-week long programme titled ‘Change Management in a Globalised World’ at LSE today, 17th September 2012. More than 30 people from across the central government ministries and agencies of Indonesia including National Planning Development Agency (BAPPENAS), Investment Coordination Board, National Land Agency, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Financial and Development Supervisory Board are attending the programme.
The programme addresses the specific policy objectives of the government of Indonesia that aim to transform the Indonesian economy into a major regional and global player that is fully capable of playing a leadership role in both economic and non-economic policy debates. It focuses especially on the needs of senior civil servants, from across the government of Indonesia, who occupy important leadership, management and policy-making positions, and who bring vast experience with them. They will be responsible for advising, formulating and implementing change management policies in both the national and global context.
The programme was launched with welcome addresses by Lord William Wallace, Government Whip and Spokesman for Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Ministry of Defence, and Cabinet Office, who is also an Emeritus Professor at LSE, and by His Excellency T. M. Hamzah Thayeb, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the UK.
Yury Bikbaev, Director at LSE Executive Education, noted during the launch that “this programme marks an important milestone on establishing a training collaboration between LSE and the Government of Indonesia. It is our first engagement of this scale and significance, which we hope to use as a cornerstone to grow our cooperation further.”