Systemic Result Based Management Concepts for Public Administration and ESI Funds 2014-2020

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Interactive Workshop

27-28 June 2016 | Leiden (near Amsterdam), The Netherlands

If you would like to receive the programme for this workshop or more information about it please contact Hella Baumeister.

New approach to results generation

Workshop approach

The selected format is based on a critical thinking approach where each concept will be introduced in three phases:
Phase 1 – identifies mis-conceptions and offers incentives for abandoning them
Phase 2 - introduces new concepts focusing only on priority ones following the specific learning objectives
Phase 3 - remaps the new knowledge chart through debriefing, exercise and self-assessment

  • Receive guidance from experienced specialists
  • Exercise your understanding of the Result concept
  • Discuss your questions in full confidentiality
  • Exchange your experiences with colleagues from all over Europe

This format facilitates the building of a positive attitude towards system thinking, helping public officials and ESI Funds managers to feel confidence in exiting their comfort zone.

Furthermore, the workshop…

... inspires a start to systemic result oriented management in your institution 
... builds an informal network of systemic RBM learners, that jointly continue the journey to change

Your Experts

Benedict Wauters,
Flemish Ministry of Labour and Social Economy,  Brussels

Anna Kanakaki, Agency for Management of Developing Programmes, Ministry of Development, Athens

Vladimír Kváča, Ministry of Regional Development, Prague


The two-day intensive workshop will provide expert presentations, interactive sessions and group work on the following topics:

  • Systemic result based management principles, terms & concepts
  • How to manage practical challenges of change on organisational and individual level?
  • Systemic result based management in Structural Funds investments
  • How to improve the systemic result orientation of organisations?
  • How to introduce a systemic result based management system in your organisation?
  • Practical examples, group work & expert guidance

What this workshop is about

What makes our lives worth living is highly specific to every individual and evolving over time. At the same time, the pursuit of individual well-being has to be negotiated with others within a given socio-cultural setting. Paradoxically, when European governments attempt to address citizen’s needs they seek to implement “one size fits all” solutions. These can deliver results, often only temporarily, for a narrow band of citizens, failing to accommodate many others. The latter’s issues do not go away but rather tend to grow worse, putting an even greater burden on public finances, in an already challenging fiscal context.

While most of us are not happy with, at best, stagnation or worse, decline of the well-being of ever larger groups of citizens, we seem not to be capable to notice our own responsibility in this. Mostly, people seem to think it is not up to them, they cannot change anything, it is up to others, it is due to “the system” and this line of thinking derives from the fact that all humans are creatures of habit. The public administration is no exception to that. We find it hard to free up time to step back from what we are doing on a daily basis and to reflect on whether we are part of the solution or rather the problem. We just keep doing what we have been doing, often for a long time, without questioning much.

So, we act out of habit. The fact that we need to deal with a complex and changing environment is considered mostly a threat, rather than an opportunity. Yet, in many cases, public administrations have managed to step out of their habits and have become more responsive to the challenges that an ever changing society poses, providing added value to citizens. We now have a vast arsenal of approaches and methods for making the public administration less “dinosaur” and more “sapiens”, and ESI Funds 2014 - 2020 can provide funding for moving into this direction.

Is it possible for public sector organisations to step out of their habits and to create a built-in mechanism of change? Where to start and how? How to set up ESIF projects for enhancing the Public Administration’s ability to deal with complex problems in today’s society?

These and many other questions were addressed in the frames of the collective effort of dozens of experts in the public and the private sector om Europe, Canada, Australia, the United States, operating in the “Result Based Management Plus” learning network from 2009 to 2015. Building upon more than 1000 person-hours of training experience and state of the art scientific findings, this seminar is the best that can be offered today.

And to say it openly – the aim of our workshop is not to help you to make the European Commission and your auditors happy. It aims to help you to positively change the lives of European citizens. We would like to show approaches that are not part of ESIF business-as-usual, but still possible within the (and sometimes despite of the) current ESIF regulations.

And finally, we are not able to show you everything you may need in just two days, but we will try our best to show you couple of useful concepts and above all we will try to inspire you for next steps. And we will equip you with many useful links to other resources available for your discoveries.

“Well begun is half done.” Aristotle

Who should participate?

  • Public officials and Managing Authority staff involved in management of  ESI Funds, especially under TO 11
  • Experts involved in specification of public reform projects
  • Organisational development professionals working with the public sector
  • Bodies working in European Territorial Cooperation
  • Public and private banks and other financial intermediaries
  • International, national and local associations and networks
  • Consultants and Professional Project Managers

Workshop Material - No need to miss anything!
If you were unable to make it to the workshop you may want to order a copy of the printed material including the access data to all presentations shown during the event. The price is € 199,- (excl. of VAT). If interested, please contact Hella Baumeister.




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