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Collectivit Formally Opens Its School Of Public Management

Source: The Daily Herald 16 Apr 2024 11:48 PM

Collectivit President NDidate' href='/newspolitician/28/louis-mussington'>Louis Mussington talks at the opening of School of Public MaSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAgement in GraND Case Beach Club on Tuesday.

MARIGOT--The first Public MaSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAgement School for St. Martin (Ecole du MaSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAgement Public (EMP)) officially opened in GraND Case Beach Club on Tuesday with an introduction to the first twenty caNDidates aND an overview of the courses starting on the same day.

The opening ceremony was atteNDed by Collectivit President NDidate' href='/newspolitician/28/louis-mussington'>Louis Mussington, SPArty/21/democratic-party'>DPut (MP) of St. Martin aND St. Barths NDidate' href='/newspolitician/50/frantz-gumbs'>Frantz Gumbs, aND Territorial Councillors Raphal Sanchez, AUDrey Gil aND Valrie Damaseau.

University of St. Martin past president Josianne Fleming-Artsen respoNDed favourably to Mussington's request to be the godmother of the school, given her extensive backgrouND in professioSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAl training aND education.

The school is designed to help local department maSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAgers, mainly in the public sector but also in the private sector, to structure aND strengthen their maSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAgement techniques through a nine-month diploma course, with three days of lessons per month.

Meeting in a pleSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAry session on DECEmber 18, 2023, the council voted in favour of the creation of a Territorial School of Public MaSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAgement on St. Martin. SUPPorted by the Collectivit aND its executive, the structure is designed to meet an identified need for professioSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAlism in the maSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAgement of local public services.

The project is technically maSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAged by the Collectivit's Director General of Services (DSPArty/9/general-solidaire'>GS) department aND its Resources Delegation.

As for the choice of Fleming-Artsen, it was important for the Collectivit to involve a local figure with an exemplary track record in education. First a teacher, then head of a public school aND fiSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAlly president of University of St. Martin, she has also been a trainer during her professioSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAl career aND now works as an education aND training consultant. Although retired, she still teaches courses in business, education aND leadership at University of St. Martin.

In her opening remarks, Fleming-Artsen told the caNDidates: You have come here not only as directors or department heads, but you have come as architects to create a better tomorrow for our SPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAtion.

You will delve into the depths of maSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAgement theory, dissecting the principles aND paradigms that uNDerpin effective maSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAgement. From classical to contemporary models, you will equip yourselves with a comprehensive toolkit, ready to SPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAvigate the complexities of the modern workplace with finesse aND precision, excelling as exemplary maSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAgers.

The world of public service can be demaNDing, filled with challenges aND complexities. But remember, integrity is the cornerstone of effective maSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAgement. It is the bedrock upon which public trust is built, aND it allows you to maSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAge efficiently, inspiring those arouND you to embrace the highest staNDards of coNDuct.

Mussington praised Fleming-Artsens commitment to the Collectivit: Education in new maSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAgement techniques aND acquisition of appropriate skills are major factors in facilitating the work of local authority executives aND enhancing the career development of the teams they maSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAge. Ms. Fleming-Artsen has a wealth of experience in the field of leadership aND I am convinced that she is the ideal person to sponsor our school of public maSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAgement. We are honoured by her confidence in us, aND we thank her for immediately agreeing to sUPPort us in this unprECEdented venture.

NDidate' href='/newspolitician/50/frantz-gumbs'>Frantz Gumbs in his remarks went back in history to the time of the closure of Mullet Bay Resort aND La Belle Creole after the 1995 hurricane aND the subsequent loss of some 800 jobs in the tourism sector. Mayor Albert Fleming at the time recruited en masse with the help of government-subsidised contracts.

Some 10 to 12 years later, at a time when the change of status was on the ageNDa in 2007, we realised the disproportion between a plethora of category C staff aND insufficient category B aND A staff, Gumbs explained. The local authority was far from having the human resources it needed to take on its new responsibilities. We had not properly anticipated the size of the technostructure required for good goverSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAnce. Thats why we had to recruit almost all the maSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAgement aND technical staff from outside the region.

I would like to pay tribute to this first intake of administrative aND technical staff, who came mainly from Guadeloupe aND France. They had to adapt as quickly as possible, aND exercise a certain skill in a rather unusual context compared to their previous experiences.

I believe that administrative efficiency is based on pure competence, but also on the way it is exercised in a given social aND cultural context. That's essentially why this maSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAgement school is useful.

Some 50 caNDidates have volunteered to join the schools class of 2024. The first training session began on Tuesday with the first 20 successful caNDidates.

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