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Fellowship winners in public service announced

Fellowship winners in public service announced

State Services Minister Trevor Mallard today announced the three recipients of the 2005 Leadership Development Centre Fellowship awards.

"These awards play an important role in the work that is going on to strengthen the public service. They are a great opportunity for senior public service staff to develop their leadership potential through exposure to leading edge education programmes," Trevor Mallard said.

"The $45,000 award grant allows talented managers to study at leading international institutions where they can benefit from cutting edge thinking, new ideas and new practices. They are also a good opportunity to form international networks. "Congratulations to this years recipients. The public service will benefit from their increased knowledge and new insights on their return to New Zealand."

The 2005 Fellowship winners are: Geoff Bascand, Deputy Government Statistician, Statistics New Zealand. Geoff will attend the Executive Education programme in Strategy and Organisation at Stanford Business School, and the AVIRA (Awareness, Vision, Imagination, Responsibility, Action) programme at INSEAD in Paris. Sue Boland, Strategic Development Manager, Identity Services, Department of Internal Affairs. Sue plans to attend the Mobilising People programme at IMD in Switzerland, and the Strategic Toolkit at Henley Management College. and Rob McIntosh, Group Manager, Strategic Information & Resourcing Ministry of Education. Rob has chosen the Developing the Strategic Leader programme at the Centre for Creative Leadership at Colorado Springs, and Leading Change and Organisational Renewal at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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