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Performance Management Expert Visits NZ

Media Release
27th October 2006

International Performance Management Expert Visits New Zealand

Harvard Business Professor, Dr Robert Kaplan, will be presenting a seminar in Wellington on 30 November 2006 on how Public Sector organisations achieve performance breakthroughs.

Dr Kaplan’s visit will be hosted by the Leadership Development Centre, the principal delivery organisation for leadership development in the New Zealand public service, in association with Frameworks Ltd, a Wellington based professional services firm.

Dr Kaplan is co-creator of the Balanced Scorecard which is used extensively by governments and public sector organisations around the world to drive performance.

‘He is an international authority on linking cost and performance to strategy implementation and can offer unique insights into the landscape of public sector management in New Zealand”.

“With a busy international schedule, he is a difficult man to secure for a seminar and we are very pleased to have him. We are expecting a range of very senior Government officials to attend his seminar because he will be talking about many of the management issues that concern them,” says Alan Cassidy, Executive Development Manager of the LDC.

“A more strategic approach to management of our public service has been a focus of reforms in New Zealand for almost two decades. While strategy is important it’s the execution that counts and that is where many organisations fall short.

The Balanced Scorecard helps public sector organisations articulate and manage their strategy for achieving priority outcomes. We are keen to ensure NZ public sector organisations have local access to the latest thinking and best practices identified through Dr Kaplan’s ongoing research”.

Dr Kaplan’s seminar will address current public sector challenges including delivering social value, co-operation and co-ordination across public service organisations, adaptability, alignment and the importance of leadership and management.”

The Leadership Development Centre was established in July 2003 and builds on the work of its predecessor, the Management Development Centre. It is staffed by a small team of professionals who are committed to improving the level of leadership ability in the public sector and to adding value to managers’ professional services.


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