The Namibia Institute of Public Administration and Management (NIPAM) launched the 2018/19 training calendar on 8 May 2018. The event was attended by about 60 training officials from central government, regional councils, local authorities and public enterprises.
The unveiling was characterised by presentations from NIPAM officials on their three main training programmes namely;
Flagship training programmes,
Functional training courses,
and Information and Communication Technology courses
Presentation on the Flagship courses emphasised five distinctive management development programmes; Executive Development Programme, Senior Management Development Programme, Middle Management Development Programme, Supervisory Development Programme and the Foundation Programme.
Apart from the Flagship Development Programmes, NIPAM also delivers ICT courses such as ITIL foundation, cobit 5 foundation, cobit 5 implementation, business process re-engineering, computer literacy for executives, computer literacy (windows 10), microsoft word basic, microsoft word intermediate microsoft word advanced, microsoft excel basic, microsoft excel intermediate, miscrosoft powerpoint basic, microsoft powerpoint advanced, microsoft outlook basic and microsoft outlook advcanced.
The Director of the Information Management Business Centre, Mr. Dennis Shindume indicated that COBIT 5 is the only business framework for the governance and management of enterprises on Information Technology while the business process re-engineering training programme is becoming popular due to the practice of rethinking and redesigning the way work is done to better support an organization's mission and reduce costs.
Other courses offered by NIPAM are functional courses such as corporate governance programme, councillor development programme, customer care, finance for non-finance managers, leadership & change management, business writing skills, secretarial skills, monitoring and evaluation, project management, protocol & etiquette, record management, strategic management, disciplinary procedure, hr for non-hr managers, fraud prevention & ethics, enterprise risk management, standing rules & orders for regional councils, understanding decentralisation, basic health & safety, quality management systems.
Transforming the Namibian Public Sector into a developmental and entrepreneurial system.
Welcome To NIPAM
The unprecedented growth that Namibia experienced since Independence has introduced new challenges. These include bottlenecks to transform the country into a knowledge based economy as highlighted by the National Development Plan III. In this regard, the biggest challenge involves the country’s skills base.
As a result, the Namibia Institute of Public Administration and Management (NIPAM) was established by an Act of Parliament, the NIPAM Act 2010 (Act 10 of 2010), and was officially inaugurated on 25 February 2011 by His Excellency Hifikepunye Pohamba, the former President of the Republic of Namibia.
The purpose of NIPAM is to transform the public service in Namibia through improving management, leadership and professional competencies. It also aims to foster a climate of purpose, values and professional traditions amongst public sector employees.