E-Government, Digital Transformation in Government: Innovating Public Policy & Service


Introduction

Technology has brought about unprecedented opportunities to drive efficiencies, enable automation, and change how society interacts and engages in all facets of life. The pace of change is advancing, as are citizen expectations, and globally Governments are, and need to, transform their operations to be more accessible, transparent and accountable.  Apart from aligning to the global trend to move to E-Government, countries need a clear and defined agenda and supporting process to drive change and leverage technology, as a global exemplar.

E-Government is ultimately about realizing the benefits of technology for transforming the way services are delivered to citizens and improving their experience through a ‘Citizen-Centric’ model. This has created pressure to e-enable, transform and innovate in an environment filled with buzzwords Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Big Data, Machine Learning, Virtual Reality, Robotics, etc. Technology must be applied as an ‘enabler’ at the right time for the right reasons and not just because it is available or the latest trend – the question in mind must always be ‘why are we investing in technology?’

This IRES training seminar will highlight:

  • E-Government – What is E-Government and how governments can adapt and deliver e-services, and encourage a shift to new services to improve the citizen’s experiences, and how to define suitable Key Performance Indicators
  • Digital Transformation – What is digital transformation really means, the benefits it can deliver, and how to prioritize opportunities for automation, making use of the most appropriate delivery methodologies, and seeking opportunities to share services
  • Technological Developments – All too often people use technological buzz words or feel obliged to apply them when they don’t necessarily understand the value and applicability.  We will provide a brief overview of the current key buzzwords and how the technologies are being applied
  • A Citizen Centric Approach – How are citizens expectations changing and how can we best meet their requirements by applying appropriate technology to the delivery of services
  • Innovating Public Policy & Services – What is the role of Government and how can it better develop policies to deliver outcomes and create a structure and environment for innovation that delivers efficiency and improved services to Citizens.  Benchmarking and learning from others – successes and failures
  • Excellence, Tools & Awards – Countries with a long-term vision for Public services, typically  operate various tools, guidelines, and awards to drive change

Duration

5 Days

Who should attend?

This IRES training course is about enhancing participants' knowledge and their role in supporting the delivery of  E-Government and Digital Transformation to drive efficiencies and deliver Citizen-Centric services. This course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Technologist New to Government
  • Business Process and Quality Employees
  • Finance Managers
  • Customer Service Managers
  • Policy Writers
  • Marketing & Communications Delivers
  • Excellence Employees

At the end of this training, you will learn to:

  • Recognize the opportunities e-government can bring and Identify and prioritize where technology can be best applied to drive efficiencies, enable change and improve service delivery for Citizens
  • To understand, analyze and where to apply technologies appropriately, to enable a digital transformation that serves the Department and citizens.
  • Develop and implement a ‘Channel Shift’ strategy to encourage Citizens to take up and move to the most efficient e-enabled services.
  • Ask the right questions and have the confidence to engage in conversations when seeking support to deliver policies, e-enable existing services or seek to improve the citizens experience
  • Recognize the needs of the ‘Citizen’ in all areas of work whether writing policy, creating a communications plan, creating, or improving a service.
  • Understand the meaning of a Key Performance Indicator, how to create them and ensure that they align to the outcomes sought from the application of technology.
  • Have insight and a basic understanding of the latest ‘buzzword’ technologies and their application.

Organizational Impact

Employees within Government organizations need to understand the role of technology and accept that achieving a truly transformed e-enabled organization is down to all and not just technologist who are just the enablers:

  • Gain insight and understanding of what E-Government is and how it can deliver outcomes
  • Their role in delivering and enabling Digital Transformation and how it benefits the Department and Citizen’s
  • Ensure employees can talk confidently with technology Departments and know what questions to ask
  • Ensure a common understanding of how to improve the customer experience
  • How to identify opportunities for improvement and automation in delivering existing and new services
  • What to consider when defining and writing ‘outcome’ based policy so as not to complicate on inhibit the application of technology

Personal Impact

The E-Government, Digital Transformation and innovation agendas are at the heart of Government Departments and those who wish to progress need to embrace this change.  Participants will learn:

  • What E-Government is, how it impacts their role and where they can add value to improve its implementation
  • What Digital Transformation is, how it enables E-Government and how can participants ensure that their voice is heard when they potentially have a technology requirement.to deliver objectives
  • What are the latest ‘technology’ buzzwords mean and their relevance now or in the future
  • How they can confidently engage technologists, the questions to ask, and what information they need to provide to get the support they need
  • Their role in supporting and enabling the delivery of ‘Citizen Centric Services’
  • How to recognize and articulate opportunities to Innovate

Topics covered include:

Module 1: E-Government

  • Definitions – EU, World Bank, UAE
  • Why E-Government is important and how it is progressing?
  • E-Government Opportunities
  • Creating KPI’s that Measure Desired Outcomes

Module 2: Digital Transformation 

  • What is Digital Transformation?
  • Why Government is Different from the Private Sector?
  • The Key Elements of Successful Digital Transformation
  • Process Automation & Prioritization
  • Incremental Delivery
  • The Importance & Value of Data

Module 3: Citizen Centricity

  • What is the role of Government?
  • How are Customer Expectations changing?
  • Understanding the Customer Journey
  • What do Citizens want from Government?
  • Creating A Customer Journey

Module 4: Innovating Public Policy & Services

  • What is Innovation? – The many definitions
  • Theories of Innovation
  • Creating and Environment for Innovation
  • Spotting Opportunities for and Developing and Articulating Initiatives

Module 5: Understanding the Language

  • What are AI, Blockchain and All the Other Buzzwords and When and Where can they be Applied
  • Delivery Methodologies – Agile, Waterfall, Kanban, Scrum, Lean - Where and when are they appropriate?
  • The Importance of Focusing on Outcomes
  • Understanding the Excellence and other Award Criteria for Digital Transformation and Customer Service Improvement
  • Applying Technology for the Right Reasons

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FAQs & Course Administration Details:

This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location. For further inquiries, please contact us on Phone: +254 715 077 817 or Email: [email protected].
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields. All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
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