The Ludovika Campus of NUPS hosted the first in the annual series of conferences of the International Public Management Network (IPMN) on 1st September 2015. Professor Dr. György Kiss, Dean of the Faculty of Public Administration welcomed the 30 renown international experts who held altogether 25 presentations in public management throughout the four-day event.
The explicit purpose of the programme was to provide a forum where researchers dealing with relevant theories could meet with experts working in public management, as all of their efforts are aimed at the same goal, said Dr. Clay Wescott, President of IPMN at the ceremonial gala dinner. Professor Wescott added that development and efficient leadership can only be achieved through the synchronization of theory and practice.
Sharing this thought Dr. Tamás Fellegi, CEO of the Hungary Initiatives Foundation and a privatdocent at NUPS reminded that contemporary leaders have to face challenges emerging from globalization, the change in the general socio-economic situation, the communities connected through cross-border digital networks, and the strengthening of nationalism. According to Dr. Fellegi, effective management is none other than the development of a future view and the selection and realization of the appropriate strategy. However, one should not forget that the achieved results ought to be capable of being measured with objective methods.
This was also mentioned in the opening section of the conference by Dr. Norbert Kis, Vice-Rector for Continuing Education and International Affairs at NUPS regarding the Good State Report. The Vice-Rector reminded the audience that based on the experiences, professional and political evaluations not always match even though neutrality should be a basic requirement.
In addition to these topics, the conference dealt with manager competences in public service, the relationship between private and public sector and the policy of fiscal consolidation in 13 European countries.