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The management of career in public administration

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In Romania, a low level of career management knowledge and the possibility to construct a career in public administration has been noticeable. However, the public administration is in need of professional people. Talented people must be sought and ‘polished’ from the very beginning of their entry into the work market.

Thus, it was considered useful to develop an instruction and orientation project, named ‘The Management of Career in Public Administration’, for high school students from Miercurea Ciuc. During the project 40 students, from the eight high schools in Miercurea Ciuc, participated in two training sessions which allowed them first of all, to change their attitude regarding the active implication in preparing for a professional career in a public function. Hence, a first step was made to attract valuable young people towards public administration. The initiator of the action has been the Prefect Institution of the Harghita County with its partners the Harghita County Council, Harghita County Development Agency, and the Drug Prevention Evaluation and Counselling Centre. The courses of the training sessions were sustained by specialists, and coordinated by the Counsellor of the Prefect Institution from Harghita County.

During the two training sessions the participants obtained knowledge regarding: presentation skills; communication; team work; writing a resume and motivation letter; basic law notions; choosing a healthy way of living without alcohol and drugs, as a premise for a successful career; strategic career planning; time management; negotiation; personal development; and management and leadership in public administration. The working methods used during the training sessions had a strong informal nature. Thus the participants, together with their lecturers, discussed different themes, a hypothetical script was created, and different case studies were presented. Role plays were used and the participants had the opportunity to deliver their own presentations according to what they had learned during the course. During the training sessions the participants also had the chance to visit and learn about different public institutions from Harghita County.

The project will continue with a new training session allowing the participants to obtain knowledge about the way a project is planned and implemented. This training session will follow the ‘development project’ concept which is a new concept allowing: to proceed with concrete and coherent activities having a determined plan; the possibility to attract the necessary resources for the proceeding of the activities; the possibility to adapt the activities to the identified needs of the chosen group; monitoring and evaluation of the results; the possibility to attract funds from grants; and the opportunity to plan the human and logistics resources of the project.

Award info
Award category: leadership and change
Award type: submission
Award year: 2009
Project type
Sector: Public administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reform
Type of activity: strategic management and planning tools
Keywords: Career management training, young professionals
Short English description: During the project 40 students, from the eight high schools in Miercurea Ciuc, participated in two training sessions which allowed them first of all, to change their attitude regarding the active implication in preparing for a professional career in a public function
Further information
Organisation: The Prefect Institution of Harghita County
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Level of government: regional level
Size of organisation: 50-100
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Country: Romania
EU membership: EU member
Language code: en
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The management of career in public administration (45.943161° N, 24.96676° E)
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