March 2022 – April 2022
Tailored Executive Leadership Development Programme in London for the Heads of the Judiciary of Kenya 21 March 2022 – 02 April 2022
Following removal of all remaining COVID-19 international travel restrictions for all passengers towards the end of March 2022, Centre for Management Excellence UK (CMEUK) had the honour and pleasure of hosting 26 heads of the Judiciary of Kenya on a two-weeks Executive Leadership Development Programme in London. The aim and objectives of the training were:
- To strengthen leadership and management skills, building strong good governance, ethics of the Judiciary, and transparency system within the Judiciary
- To provide knowledge and insight on operations of tribunals including an understanding of functions of tribunals from the UK perspective including case studies
- To upskill in managing, leading, and implementing change as well as team building
- To provide advanced techniques and skills in coaching and mentoring skills for leaders
Key Elements of the Programme were: Leadership, Good Governance, Coaching and Mentoring, Effective Communication, Leading and Implementing Change, Ethics of the Judiciary and Team Building
The high-powered delegation of 26 Heads of the Judiciary was led by the by Hon. Lady Justice Martha Koome Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Court of Kenya, the first woman Judge to be appointed to the position of Chief Justice of Kenya. The delegation included the Hon. Lady Justice Philomena Mwilu the Deputy Chief Justice and Vice President of the Supreme Court of Kenya, Supreme Court Judges, The President of the Court of Appeal, President of the Kenya Magistrates and Judges Association, Principal Judges and Registrars of all the wings of the Judiciary among others. The programme which was highly interactive, action-packed included study tours and benchmarking visits to the UK Judiciary.
116 Pall Mall, London 21 March 2022:
Visit to The Court of Appeal at Royal Court of Justice in London
Study tour to the Office for Legal Complaints and Solicitor’s Regulatory Authority, Birmingham for the visiting Commissioners and Staff from the Judicial Services Commission of the Republic of Kenya
Centre for Management Excellence UK was contracted on a six months consultancy to deliver, “Capacity Building Training Programmes to Performance Improvement Coordinators and Assistant Performance Improvement Coordinators”, by Public Sector Reforms Unit (PSRU), Ministry of Presidential Affairs, Governance and Public Administration, Office of the President, Botswana.
Centre for Management Excellence UK designed tailor made and comprehensive capacity development programmes for the change agents in line with the requisite competencies and skills, of their roles and responsibilities.
The aims and objectives were to:
- Build Capacity of Change Agents in the Public Service and Government Agencies through training in leading Organizational Change and Strategic Management, by equipping them with the necessary skills and tools needed to do their jobs competently.
- Work with the PSRU to develop the learning material in line with the National Development context, priorities, and the reform agenda in line with:
- National outcomes of Vision 2036, NDP 11, SDG’s, Agenda 2036
- His Excellency the President’s Road map and other emerging National Priorities
- Identifying specific areas that impede change to happen and advice on actions that neeed to be undertaken to manage Public Service Transformation
- Identify processes that needed to be discarded, reengineered or automated for efficient delivery of outcomes and how to motivate for the necessary changes
- By February 2019, Centre for Management Excellence UK had trained over 150 Performance Improvement Coordinators and Assistant Performance Improvement Coordinators drawn from across Botswana Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies. The series of training were conducted in Maun, Selebi Pikwe and Mahalapye, Botswana. The programmes were featured in local media including the Daily News.
Launch of Tanzania’s Teacher Education Support Project (TESP)
Centre for Management Excellence UK (CMEUK) which has a branch in Tanzania was contracted by the Canadian High Commission in Tanzania, acting on behalf of Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) Canada to provide 10 months’ consultancy services working with Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Vocational Training (MoEST) on Tanzania’s Teacher Education Support Project (TESP).
The TESP is a five-year project that was developed by, with, and at the request of the MoEST to support the long-term training of new teachers, through the national teacher training college system. The project focuses on 35 Government teacher training colleges, all of which provide a three-year residential teaching diploma or higher diploma.
The objective of the project is to improve the qualifications of college instructors, and the teacher trainees they train, ultimately contributing to improved reading, writing and mathematics skills and better learning outcomes for primary and secondary students in Tanzania. The project will improve the quality of education by increasing access to teaching and learning materials for instructors and teacher trainees, improving the quality and relevance of instruction for teacher trainees at government teachers’ colleges and improving the capacity of the MoEST to manage the national teacher training college system.
Canada is providing CAD $53 million through direct financing to the Government of Tanzania, and is financing a Technical Assistance component to support delivery on the project results.
There is now a significant national focus being placed on improving literacy and mathematics learning outcomes for early years’ primary school students through the support and training of teachers who are already teaching in schools. Ensuring that teacher trainees attending teachers’ colleges receive good quality and practical experience before they enter the workforce remains an area that is not currently being adequately addressed and where Canada has significant internationally recognized expertise. Strengthening the quality of newly qualified teachers will be critical to improving primary and secondary education for girls and boys in Tanzania.
London:Two weeks Study Tour in London for Electricity Disputes Tribunal (EDT) Uganda
Centre for Management Excellence UK arranged and hosted a successful two weeks’ study tour in London for the 5 members newly constituted, Electricity Disputes Tribunal (EDT) of Uganda. The study tour was to organisations that deal with Electricity related disputes.
Experience sharing visits were made to:
- Ofgem government’s regulator for gas and electricity markets in Britain
- Competition Markets Authority (CMA)
- Competition Appeals Tribunal (CAT)
- Bird & Bird International Law Firm, experts in energy disputes practice and international arbitration
Additional practical experience visits were undertaken to;
- Magistrate’s Court to explore the role of citizens in resolving disputes
- Royal Courts of Justice - Upper Tribunal to see the balance between legal process, technical expertise and natural justice
- Royal Courts of Justice - Court of Appeal to see the speedy resolutions of appeals and consideration of how much time can be saved by agreement of matters not in dispute and concentration on the salient issues
CMEUK’s legal reforms consultant Neil McCallum led the delegation on all the visits as well as provided training on the subject matter and lessons learnt
EDT Uganda members with Neil McCallum and Godwin Lewanika at end of the study tour in London
Annual Review of Tanzania Education Quality Improvement Programme (EQUIP-T)
Centre for Management Excellence UK was contracted to undertake an annual review of the Education Quality Improvement Programme for Tanzania (EQUIP-T). The annual review was carried out by CMEUK’s local Education Specialist Dr. Andrew Binde.
“In 2012, the UK government approved up to £60 million to DFID Tanzania to implement the four-year (2012-2016) ‘Education Quality Improvement Programme for Tanzania (EQUIP-T). This programme was introduced to complement both General and Sector Budget Supports and produce synergies in terms of results and value-for-money. EQUIP-T is a multi-stranded programme whose objective is to address education quality improvement and equity in Tanzania. The programme was to deliver teacher training, management and leadership training, capacity building of council education officers and officials, improved data and targeted measures to support girls’ transition.”
EQUIP-T aim was to improve the quality of education in Tanzania by enabling existing government systems to improve learning outcomes at primary school level, particularly for girls.
January 2016 – July 2016
In January 2016; Centre for Management Excellence UK was contracted by Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education (MoBSE) The Gambia on two consultancies both running for 6 months duration funded by the World Bank:
- “Consultancy for the Review of The Existing Content, Assessment and Standard of the PTC and HTC Programme and in the Refining and Redesigning of the Teacher Training for the School of Education”, working with The Gambia College
- “Consultancy for the Development of an ICT Competency Framework Program for the School of Education” also working with The Gambia College
Both consultancies fall under Results for Education Achievement and Development (READ) project.
Pre-Consultancy meeting at Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education (MoBSE) Banjul, The Gambia, in the picture is Godwin Lewanika the Managing Consultant of CMEUK, Dr Paul Mushi CMEUK Lead Consultant for the project, Mr Emmanuel Mnzava CMEUK ICT Consultant, Permanent Secretary and Directors of MoBSE.
Consultancy and Benchmarking Study Tour on P3 project in City of Edmonton, Canada for PMO-RALG Tanzania by CMEUK
Centre for Management Excellence UK (CMEUK) arranged a successful experience sharing and benchmarking study tour to the City of Edmonton, Canada for a delegation of 19 senior officials from Prime Minister’s Office Regional Administration and Local Government (PMO-RALG) of Tanzania. The delegation was headed by the Permanent Secretary from PMO-RALG Mr. Jumanne Sagini.
CMEUK management consultant Colin Balkman from UK oversaw the entire programme. Colin Balkman is a P3 facilitator with over twenty-five years’ experience. Visits were conducted to Edmonton Light Rail Transit (Edmonton, AB) System and the Government Alberta further provided study tours to, Alberta Schools Alternate Procurement (ASAP) and P3 highway infrastructure project.
The study tour organized by CMEUK ‘s is a positive testimony of our ability in delivering quality projects beyond borders.
Group photo of delegation from Prime Minister’s Office, Regional Administration and Local Government (PMO-RALG) Tanzania with the Permanent Secretary Mr. Jumanne Sagini and the CMEUK P3 consultant Colin Balkman in Canada
June 2014 – September 2014
Centre for Management Excellence UK was contracted by the ‘Institute of African Leadership for Sustainable Development’, also known as the ‘UONGOZI Institute’ of Tanzania to provide consultancy services for the design, development and pilot training of modules on, “Efficient and Effective Public Sector Management” . The training aspect of the programme took place during the month of September at White Sands Hotel in Dar es Salaam attended by senior Tanzania Government officials funded by the Government of the Republic of Tanzania in collaboration with the Government of Finland
We arranged a Benchmarking visit to MMC Corporation Berhad as well as to SMART Tunnel in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia for Prime Minister’s Office Regional Administration and Local Government Tanzania project engineers. MMC Corporation is one of the premier conglomerates in Malaysia with interests in energy and utilities, ports and logistics, and engineering and construction.
Centre for Management Excellence UK delivered training in Energy Efficiencies and Renewable Energy Technologies for Rural Electrification Authority (REA) Kenya at the Reef Hotel in Mombasa. The course was delivered by CMEUK Energy Management Consultant based in Zambia Mr Teddie Mwale.
Centre for Management Excellence UK was awarded a 50 man days consultancy contract and training in, “Policy Formulation and Analysis Training” to President’s Office, National Planning Commission (NPC) Namibia. The consultancy is being led by Ms Gertrude Ngenda a CMEUK consultant based in Zambia.
Centre for Management Excellence UK were contracted by Uongozi Leadership Institute to provide 10 man-days Consultancy Services for Designing and Delivery of Training Programme on “Coaching and Mentoring” to 20 Ministry of Energy and Minerals officials with training conducted at Golden Tulip Hotel in Dar es Salaam.
We were contracted by Office of the Prime Minister-Department, Public Service Management on a 50 man-days EU funded Technical Assistance consultancy for the, “Development of Reward and Incentives Scheme” to support the promotion of the Performance Management System in the Namibian Public Service.
Centre for Management Excellence (CMEUK) delivered consultancy and training in Leadership, Performance Management and Team Building to Anti-Corruption Commission Zambia (ACC Zambia) senior officials. The training and workshop attended by close to 100 officials was held at Southern Sun Ridgeway Hotel, Lusaka financed by the Department for International Development (DFID). The programme which included a workshop on Team Building was a follow up on diagnostic consultancy conducted previous month.
September 2013 CMEUK was contracted by Department for International Development (DFID) to conduct a diagnostic consultancy at Anti-Corruption Commission Zambia (ACC Zambia) designed to determine ACC Zambia’s key leadership and management training needs.
Centre for Management Excellence UK (CMEUK) was contracted under EU funded project to provide 60 man-days consultancy to, “Development of Monitoring and Evaluation Systems to support assessment of performance in the Namibian Public Service”
The project purpose is to assist the Department of Public Service Management of the Office of Prime Minister (OPM) in the design of a comprehensive public service wide monitoring and evaluation framework and systems which assesses the overall impact of the performance management system, integrates the data and information from other sources which leads to evaluation of value for money and efficiency of the public service as well as the performance at individual levels.
We delivered consultancy and 5 working days tailored training on, “Leadership and Strategic Management” for a visiting delegation from Vocational Education and Training Authority (VETA) Tanzania. Following from the course CMEUK also arranged a study tour and benchmarking visit for the visitors to Technical Education, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training Authority (TEVETA) Zambia.
The purpose of the Study Tour was to benchmark on best practices and provides a platform for knowledge sharing. The Tour included visits to Fairview Hotel formerly known as College Hotel which offers Hotel Administration and Catering Students work experience/attachments as well as a further study tour to Evelyn Hone College of Applied Arts in Lusaka.
Group Photo: VETA Delegation with Dr Richard Hale, Godwin Lewanika, DG TEVETA Zambia
In June 2013 CMEUK was contracted for consultancy to conduct a review and critique of UONGOZI Leadership Institute’s website. The main outcomes were an objective assessment of the current website’s strengths and areas for development, as well as prioritised recommendations for improving the UONGOZI Institute website so it reaches the standard of global leadership development websites for navigation, design and content.
March – April 2013
Centre for Management Excellence UK (CMEUK) were contracted to provide consultancy and conduct an Information Technology “(IT) Audit Training” for the National Planning Commission (NPC), Government of the Republic of Namibia under EU funded Technical Assistance project.
The objective of the consultancy was to develop and enhance IT Audit practices within the NPC to enable it to play its mandated role in the development and implementation of National Development initiatives, including:
- To develop customised IT Audit training materials tailored to NPC needs
- To conduct training using the materials developed
- To develop the IT Audit user-manual and guidelines for NPC during the training
- To mentor NPC staff during a follow up period after carrying out the training
IT Audit Training by CMEUK at National Planning Commission (NPC), Government of the Republic of Namibia April 2013
August – October 2012
August 2012 we were contract by Ministry of Finance Zambia to provide consultancy and training of 50 Auditors financed by (The Department for International Development [DFID] UK, The European Union Delegation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Government of the Kingdom of Sweden and the World Cooperating Partners supporting PEMFA’s International Development Association [IDA] toward the cost of the Public Expenditure Management and Financial Management Accountability (PEMFA) project.
The consultancy is to review the current institutional and functional framework to develop and recommend new audit methodologies/approaches and strategies in line with International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.
Core areas of training under this consultancy being; “Risk Based Auditing, Performance Auditing, Forensic Auditing/Fraud Investigations, IT Audit, Planning Executing and Report Writing as well as Training of Trainers”
March – April 2012
We delivered coaching and mentoring sessions under “Institutional Analysis (IA) and Organisational Development (OD)” consultancy to the Task Oriented Team of Management Development Division (MDD) Cabinet Office and Change Agents from Pilot Ministries; Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Ministry of Education and Vocational Training as well as Ministry of Mines Energy and Water Development. This marked successful completion of the consultancy embarked in 2010 funded by Cooperating partners including World Bank.
Our Lead Consultant Dr Richard Hale delivered consultancy and a course on, “Work Based Action Learning” WBAL for Tanzania Public Service College (TPSC) management and senior officers drawn from Central Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). The programme was held at VETA Mtwara, Tanzania and funded by the Commonwealth Secretariat.
We provided consultancy and training on “Competence Based Curriculum Development” at Reef Hotel Mombasa, Kenya to senior officials and teachers of Tanzania Institute of Education (TIE). Tanzania Institute of Education (TIE) is a Parastatal Organization under the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training (MOEVT) charged with the responsibility of ensuring the quality of education in Tanzania at the pre-school, primary, secondary, and teacher training levels. The programme was financed by UNESCO
We delivered consultancy and training on, “Financial Management” at Reef Hotel Mombasa, Kenya for senior managers of Tanzania Institute of Education (TIE). Tanzania Institute of Education (TIE) is a Parastatal Organization under the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training (MOEVT) charged with the responsibility of ensuring the quality of education in Tanzania at the pre-school, primary, secondary, and teacher training levels. The programme was financed by UNESCO.
Within the month of May 2011, we delivered consultancy and training on, “Result Based Management” to the Government of Tanzania in attendance were 25 senior ranking officers drawn from Central Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). The training was held at Kiromo View Resort Hotel, Bagamoyo, Tanzania coordinated by President’s Office Public Service Management (POPSM) funded by the Commonwealth Secretariat
Result Based Management course for Tanzania Central Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), held in Bagamoyo Tanzania with Bill Blakemore
We delivered consultancy and workshop on “Project and Programme Management” to 27 senior Tanzania Government officials drawn from Central Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs); the training was held at Kiromo View Resort Hotel, Bagamoyo, Tanzania; coordinated by the President’s Office, Public Service Management (POPSM) and funded by the Commonwealth Secretariat.
We delivered consultancy and training on “Enhancing People Management” to senior Zambia Government officials including Permanent Secretaries at Kariba in Siavonga Zambia. The programme was hosted by Public Service Management Division of Cabinet Office Zambia. This programme was funded by the Commonwealth Secretariat.
Our Lead Consultant Dr Richard hale conducted a, “Training Needs Assessment” (TNA) for Tanzania Public Service College (TPSC) which involved consultation with TPSC management and staff, President’s Office Public Service Management (POPSM) which provides the TPSC mandate as well as MDAs and partners to whom TPSC provide a service for training, development and consultancy. The purpose of the exercise was to analyse the needs for TPSC by reviewing its training programmes, resource capacity including academic and strategic partnerships and to make recommendations. The aim is to position TPSC to meet the development needs of the public service. The TNA was funded by the Commonwealth Secretariat.
March 15, 2011
Three government departments launched a pilot project aimed at enhancing service delivery in the civil service.The pilot project, dubbed the Institutional Appraisal and Organizational Development (IAOD), is aimed at improving the civil service delivery mechanism.The project was launched today at a sensitization program of the Ministry of Labour staff.
CMEUK has in Zambia provided consultancy service to pilot the institutional Appraisal/Organizational Development Approach in selected institutions following an initial consultancy conducted to review the Government strategy (Institutional Appraisal (IA) & Organizational Development (OD) approach) for enhancing service delivery in the public service.
The objective of reviewing government strategy (Institutional Appraisal and Organizational Development approach) for enhancing Service delivery is to make Public Service much more user friendly, practical and effective.
We also provided training in, "Benchmarking" and a workshop on Capacity Building to Management Development Division (MDD), Office of the President, Cabinet Office, Zambia.
CMEUK is committed to partnering with African Governments in raising public service delivery as provided for in the Vision 2014 and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs’).
For further information on the launch visit United Nations Pan Administration Network (UNPAN Africa) website below:
We delivered consultancy to Management Development Division (MDD) of Cabinet Office Zambia aimed at rolling out reforms on, “Institutional Appraisal (IA) and Organisational Development (OD)” which included training of an MDD Task Oriented Team, Permanent Secretaries and Senior Officials from the three Pilot Ministries; Ministry of Education, Ministry of Energy and Water as well as Ministry of Labour. Forty-one participants attended the first workshop at Kariba Dam from 28 September. The participant body was comprised of the MDD team and Change Agents from the target institutions. This consultancy was funded by Cooperating partners including World Bank.