Building leadership in public management and policy Economics for Public Sector Managers ANZSOG Executive Workshop Course leader Professor Ross Guest Enquiries Lechée Donato T +61 3 9285 9116 email@example.com www.anzsog.edu.au Message from the Dean Thank you for considering ANZSOG’s Executive Workshop as part of your professional development. Participating in an ANZSOG initiative is I invite you to take a closer look at ANZSOG about meeting the educational requirements by taking part in our executive workshops of future public sector leaders. Each where we strive to bring out the best, workshop is tailored to the specific needs in the best. of our Government partners. By taking part, participants are introduced to a range of valuable knowledge and skills sets, analytical thinking, and decision-making that aim to strengthen their ability in their Allan Fels, AO role and in turn the community. Of the many special features of the School, I am proud of the life-long learning experience participants gain to help drive change —that in turn brings about better policy implementation and service delivery. ANZSOG Executive Workshop Economics for Public Sector Managers Who should attend? The program This workshop has been designed for middle Economics is the science of decision-making. This program aims to help public sector and senior managers who have not had any managers to make better decisions in allocating scarce resources, in pricing and prior economics education. delivering public sector goods and services, and in regulating private sector activity. The program will explore the forces of supply and demand that drive market outcomes and the economic approach to evaluating costs and benefits of public sector activity. It will facilitate public sector managers to appreciate how their decisions are influenced by the macroeconomic framework in which the public and private sectors operate. The skills and knowledge learned at this workshop will enable participants to make an economic case for or against a policy and be able to understand and respond to an economic brief. Participant benefits At the end of the program participants will be better equipped to: • understand how markets work and the potential for markets to deliver, under the right conditions, socially preferred outcomes • understand why free markets can sometimes fail to deliver the best outcomes for society and how this provides the motive for much of the activity of the public sector in correcting market failure • apply the economic way of thinking to decisions facing public sector managers about how to deliver and price public sector goods and services, including decisions about when government services should be outsourced or privatised, and when user-pays charging is appropriate and when it is not • understand how the macroeconomic environment impacts on the public sector and vice versa, through prices such as interest rates and exchange rates • appreciate the importance and role of the public sector in promoting national productivity. Learning approach Excellence in teaching and learning is central to ANZSOG’s mission. ANZSOG’s programs offer a stimulating and intellectually rigorous learning experience. Course curriculum combines lectures with participant discussion based on the analysis of real public sector case studies. ‘The program will explore the forces of supply and demand that drive market outcomes and the economic approach to evaluating costs and benefits of public sector activity.’ Course leader Workshop fees Ross Guest $AU2,000 (incl GST) Ross Guest has a record of high achievement and student satisfaction in Fees include all meals during the course teaching these types of courses through and all materials. both ANZSOG and Griffith University. He is ANZSOG Alumni receive a 15% discount. committed to a student-centred approach to teaching and learning. How to register He is a Professor of Economics in the Griffith Fax Business School and is an Adjunct Professor Complete and fax the registration form to: +61 3 9285 9101 at ANZSOG. He currently teaches Public Economics at Griffith and also coordinates Indicate your preferred payment method. the Queensland delivery of the ANZSOG Executive Masters subject, ‘Government in Mail the Market Economy’. Professor Guest has Complete and send the registration form to: 18 years experience in teaching university ANZSOG economics at various levels in Victoria and PO Box 4023 Parkville Queensland and holds formal teaching Victoria 3052 Australia qualifications. Enquiries He was awarded in 2006 a Citation for Lechée Donato Outstanding Contribution to Student T +61 3 9285 9116 Learning by the Australian Learning and firstname.lastname@example.org Teaching Council (ALTC) and is an Associate www.anzsog.edu.au Fellow with the ALTC. His current research program is concerned with the economics of population ageing in Australia and other countries. He has published many articles on this and other topics in national and international journals, and was an invited participant at the Australia 2020 Summit. About ANZSOG ANZSOG, the Australia and New executive level, and also sponsored by ANZSOG the participants’ respective department. PO Box 4023 Parkville Zealand School of Government, ANZSOG sources world experts to develop Victoria 3052 Australia is a consortium of governments, the strategic leadership and managerial T +61 3 8344 1990 universities, and business skills of senior public sector executives F +61 3 9349 5849 schools dedicated to delivering ACN 102 908 118 • the Executive Workshops operate ABN 69 102 908 118 tailored programs that meet throughout the year and offer middle to www.anzsog.edu.au senior managers customised courses that the real world challenges of meet specific educational needs identified public sector managers. by ANZSOG government partners. With its unique structure, ANZSOG’s The Case Program is responsible for programs are drawn from its networks producing original case studies based of inter-government jurisdictions and on real public sector situations that are access to leading international academics used for teaching purposes in the School’s and practitioners. The programs feature executive programs. There are over 70 a dynamic mix of innovative, world-class case studies in the library that offer quality, professional development education and topical cases in public sector management training in the craft of public administration, development that focuses on current events policy and management. and issues in Australia, New Zealand, Commonwealth Nations, and the Pacific ANZSOG has three flagship programs: and South Eastern Asia. Executive Programs and Workshops, the Case Program and the Research Program. The Research Program aims to develop innovative, cutting-edge research into public ANZSOG’s Executive Programs and administration, policy, and management. Workshops offer a post-graduate The program’s distinctive approach favours qualification and a range of executive networked, collaborative research that courses that aim to strengthen the delivers practical solutions and outcomes leadership and management capability for government whilst offering a number of of future public sector leaders: research activities, such as public lectures, • Executive Master of Public Administration conferences, and publications. is a two-year part-time graduate program Along with ANZSOG’s programs, the for middle management sponsored School holds a number of collaborative by the participants’ department. 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