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Workshop & Study Tour for Public Health Professionals in Taipei, Taiwan

The Tour Overview
This 10 days’ tour will cover the fundamental concepts of collaborative leadership and clarify the multiple layers of influence that impact health. Participants will receive an introduction to the knowledge and skills needed to effectively guide diverse groups of people to find solutions to complex problems that affect them all. Collaborative leadership is an evidence-based field that has proven particularly effective in public health planning where multiple stakeholders have an interest. Tour topics include the nature of successful collaboration, characteristics of a collaborative leader and a discussion of the collaborative leadership practices. An overview of a multiple-sector approach to public health provides a context for collaborative leadership discussions.
Target Audience
This tour is focused on increasing collaborative leadership capacity across all health sectors and at all levels of public health practice and Public health professionals & related members.
Program Objectives
By the end of the tour, participants will be able to:
  • Determine when and when not to use collaboration
  • Compare five levels of relationships: networking, coordinating, cooperating, collaborating, and competing on health sectors
  • Identify three reasons people and organizations collaborate
  • Identify the challenges of collaborative leadership in public health
  • Explain the context for collaboration in health systems
  • Define the nature of successful collaboration on public health projects
  • Nature of collaborative leadership in health organizations
  • Compare healthcare leadership styles
  • Differentiate between common leadership and leading health projects/organizations
  • Define the six practices of collaborative leadership
  • Identify different ways to build collaborative leadership skills in health sectors
Tour Elements
The combination of incorporating narrated presentations, interactive activities, Virtual clinical activities, hospital & health project visits, self-assessment exercises, multi-media case studies drawn from public health, Taiwan Cultural & Entertainment gatherings.
Registration Information
Program Dates: 15 – 24 July 2019 Registration Closes on: 30 May 2019
Program Fee: $3950 Fee Covers:
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Pension Fund Strategies, Governance, Regulation & Investment Workshop in Bergen, Norway

Program Information

Good governance is increasingly recognized as an important aspect of an efficient private pension system, enhancing investment performance and benefit security. Yet, despite regulatory and industry initiatives, governance weaknesses persist across many countries.

There are unique financial and societal challenges facing those who manage, regulate or provide governance for pension schemes. Pensions scheme governance and management training is therefore vital to ensure pension funds are managed properly.

This Pension Scheme Governance & Regulation training will provide advanced knowledge and management tools needed for the effective oversight and administration of publicly funded or partially funded pension plans. This program will help to modernize these plans and their associated pension funds in an environment of changing economic and social circumstances and new regulatory and accounting initiatives.

Program Objectives

At the end of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of pension governance, types, designs and fundamentals of pension schemes
  • Appreciate the duties and management function of trustees
  • Analyze Pension scheme management performance indicators
  • Appreciate the importance of performance evaluation of trustees of pension schemes in enhancing governance
  • Assess the risks pension funds are exposed to and the need of effective risk management

Program Attendees

This course is designed for Pension regulators, Policymakers, Trustees, Administrators, Fund managers, Advisors, Custodians, CEOs, Human resource managers, Directors and Pension principal officers.

Program Outline

  • Introduction to Pension Funds and Global Pension Crisis
  • Financial Mechanisms & Pension Plan Design; Different types of Pension Schemes
  • Costs of Funding Pension Schemes; Pension Fund Deficit, Sovereign Debt & Default Risk
  • Longevity, Dependency Rations, Real & Nominal Returns
  • Defined Benefits and Defined Contribution Schemes
  • Insurance Mechanisms and External Guarantees
  • Pensions Fund and Its Parties: trustees, sponsors, actuaries, consultants & investment managers
  • Asset Allocation, Capital Structure and Financial Risk
  • Sources of Wealth in Pensions Funds; creating value in Pension Funds
  • Different Types of Pension Schemes
  • Pension Fund Asset-Liability Management, Tools & Modelling
  • Pensions Funding Policies
  • Portfolio Rebalancing, Asset Allocation and risk management
  • Actuarial Considerations, Scheme Design & Annuity Market
  • Reviewing benchmarks and Performance Assessment
  • Pension Risk Management, Reporting and Governance
  • Regulatory Practices and Decision Making in DB Plans

Program Methodology

An action-oriented, highly participative approach will be employed throughout the course, with particular attention paid to sharing international experience with a view to adaptation and practical application.

Registration Information

Program Dates: 10 – 15 June 2019

Registration Closes on: 30 April 2019

Program Fee: $3950

Fee Covers:

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Municipal Development Program in Nicosia, Cyprus

Program Description

The Municipal Development Program will equip you with the necessary working knowledge to carry out your responsibilities effectively in pursuit of the vision and mission of the municipal council. After completion, you will have a working knowledge and understanding of the major managerial and financial management issues and be able to make a meaningful contribution towards the introduction and implementation of the policies applicable to the council and the use of professional practices.

In this course you will gain the knowledge of operations and functions of municipal development including policy making, committee structures and processes, and budget processes. This course is designed to provide participants with a specialization in municipal leadership and administrative services. In addition to public policy making and effective service delivery, the program focuses on accounting and financial management, human resource management, community development, and social, cultural and political issues.

Program Objectives

  • Expanding access to basic municipal services
  • Strengthening finance management in municipalities
  • Applying accounting and financial knowledge to the operation of organizations
  • Developing and implementing a clear and inspiring vision for municipalities

Who Should Attend?

  • Municipal managers and officers
  • Local government officials
  • Project and Programme Managers
  • Project and Programme Officers

Program Schedule

Day 1

  • Development of institutional capacity
  • Developing municipal vision
  • Operationalising the vision

Day 2

  • Leadership benchmark
  • Managing people
  • Managing money

Day 3

  • Preparation of feasibility and detailed studies
  • Stakeholder involvement and management
  • Effective management

Day 4

  • Organizational and Human Resource development
  • Effective financial management systems
  • Investment planning, budgeting, and execution for better service delivery

Day 5

  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Balanced scorecard and performance-based management
  • Technical studies and support

Day 6

  • Expanding resource base beyond transfers
  • Awareness raising
  • Public relations work and participation

Day 7

  • Project planning, management support and capacity building
  • Project management costs including operating costs
  • Preparation of detailed design for upgrading

Day 8

  • Drainage plans
  • Solid waste management
  • Emergency support to the sanitation department

Day 9

  • Asset management study
  • Establishment of an asset management system
  • Settlement projects and landscape
  • Lands upgrading

Day 10

  • Using technology to enhance municipal services
  • Computerization of management systems

Registration Information

Program Dates: 21-30 June 2019

Registration Closes on: 30 April 2019

Program Fee: $3950

Fee Covers:

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Online Payment via PayPal

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