Government Administrative Leaders in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Organization: Institute of Public Administration
|Event Date/Time: Dec 02, 2014||End Date/Time: Dec 04, 2014|
|Abstract Submission Date: Jun 16, 2014|
|Paper Submission Date: Oct 23, 2014|
The literature and practices of administrative leadership in both public and private organizations clearly show a serious problem, represented in the lack of distinguished administrative leaders who have the ability to lead these organizations toward distinctive horizons in achieving continuous improvement and realizing agencies goals. The government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has ambitious aspirations to improve the society in general, which is evident in the immense resources it has furnished to achieve this goal, as well as in the efforts it has made to enable its executive apparatus to implement development plans and raise the level of its performance to deliver world class services. But, it is obvious that there is big gap between the status of government agencies performance and the state's aspirations. The need to tackle this issue is becoming more pressing due to a widening gap between the state's aspirations and the performance of government agencies. The majority of researchers, specialists, and decision makers, see the weakness of administrative leaders capabilities and skills in government agencies stands as one of the main reasons behind this gap. Thus, preparing administrative leaders and developing their skills and abilities have become more critical and more important than ever, given the Kingdom's current ambitious plans and the major development challenges it faces while endeavoring to achieve progress and welfare of the Saudi citizens.Being concerned with key administrative issues and presenting them for discussion to come up with scientific and practical solutions, and to find out the proper mechanism to address them, and based on its belief that administrative leadership is essential for the successful implementation of development plans, and due the support of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and His Royal Highness Crown Prince , the IPA hosts this conference to shed light on the status and future of administrative leaders in government agencies.