PSIA, Master in International Public Management
matters, the course will alternate between theoretical and tangible elements, the later being used to ensure practical understanding of the former. Teaching tools and methods will include quiz, role play, case studies and speciﬁc tools used during training sessions (e.g. elevator pitch, brown paper and post-its techniques, etc.). Case studies will be derived from real-live situations experienced during the teacher's 20 years as consultant in France, Great-Britain and Canada. As much as possible, students will be asked to work in pairs or teams, thus helping create dynamic sessions and allowing for knowledge level adjustments. Course Description : Most jobs today require strong project management skills, especially those involving managerial responsibilities. Simultaneously, the number of projects tackling Sustainability issues is slowly but regularly increasing. The objectives of this course are thus two-fold : bring to the next generation of managers a sound understanding of basic project management tools and methods ; present the practical means by which to apply Sustainability principles to project management. To do so, we will start with the deﬁnition of the “Sustainable Development” and “Project management” concepts, which will include the review of Sustainability approaches / models and Project Management tools such as SMART objectives, task planning or reporting templates. Sustainable Development elements will relate to organizations (big corporation and SMEs alike) as well as communities such as cities or national parks (*). The second part of the course will tackle key projects stages (preparation, kick-off, management, reporting), their related tools and methods and how they apply to Sustainability speciﬁcs, for example stakeholders engagement or situation assessment. During the ﬁnal part of the course, we will look in detail at some particular projects (ex : the implementation of sustainability indicators or the deﬁnition of sustainable procurement processes) whilst working on a project planning exercise, thus reinforcing the practical understanding of the tools studied. (*) We will not cover such speciﬁc issues as humanitarian projects or fund-raising activities,
for which the teacher believes he possesses neither the experience nor the tools and methods. Required reading : European Commission Project Cycle Management guidelines (available on Europeaid website) ; Muhammad Yunus, Building Social Business : The New Kind of Capitalism that Serves Humanity's Most Pressing Needs.
PUBLIC POLICY : STRATEGY, POLICYMAKING PROCESS, IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Nicolas TENZER (Conseiller du Comité de Direction). Prerequisite : Interest for public policy and science of government, mind-openness, basic knowledge about the organization of the modern states and the structures of the administration. Pedagogical format : Seminar Workload : Two homeworks (essays). The second one could be made within a group of maximum 4 students. Additional requested information : 3 to 6 hours. Pedagogical method : Mostly course, but also discussions and workshops on practical issues. Course Description : This course will be focused on the main steps of a public policy, from inception to evaluation. It will address amongst others the following issues : Inception, elaboration of a public strategy (how do deﬁne a vision and to elaborate a strategy ? how to include all the stakeholders in the process ? How to make policy-making successful ?) What is a public policy ? How to deﬁne it ? Why is this deﬁnition so conﬂicting ? How to elaborate a diagnosis ? Which tools ? What are the relevant indicators related to this ? How to make the people participate to the elaboration of a public policy and how to involve them in the implementation process ? Strategy and perspective : How to build scenarios ? What is the appropriate methodology for the construction of an itinerary ? 1261