Public lectures on Leadership Studies

The Ateneo School of Government cordially invites everyone to the public lectures of our students from the Ph.D. in Leadership Studies, major in Public Management (PhD LS-PM) on 20 November 2012, Tuesday, 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM at the AVR, Social Development Complex, AdMU, Quezon City.

The following papers will be presented:

Leadership, Integrity, and Accountability: A Look at Workplace Corruption in the Healthcare Industry of Metro Manila
by Fr. Patrick Z. Falguera, SJ

Abstract

Whether it be in the public or private sector, the prevalence of corruption limits the ability of an organization to perform its essential functions.  Although corrupt behavior initially starts at the individual level, repeated imitations leading to seemingly positive outcomes result in its institutionalization.  Both leadership and accountability play crucial roles in this process. On one hand, top management can send a strong message to what is acceptable behavior in the organization, while on the other hand, personal accountability practiced by rank and file employees plays an important role in shaping organizational culture. Integrity as a value displayed by the leader and follower thus becomes key in how corruption has become prevalent in the workplace. This paper is thus an attempt to look at integrity as a core value contextualized and operationalized in the workplace. Concretely, it focuses on corruption as practiced in the healthcare industry, particularly the hospital sector as situated in Metro Manila. Using a qualitative lens, this study addresses challenges and issues raised by corruption and how integrity plays a strategic role in shaping leadership and accountability.

Social Accountability and the Role of the Modern Bureaucrat as Leader-Manager
by Mr. Eduardo Carlos Q. Orbeta

Abstract

The search for a new paradigm of bureaucratic governance has risen in relevance and prominence in parallel with the increasing complexity of society. From a rigid, hierarchical systems view, our perception of the “ideal” government has shifted to include more “modern” concepts that lend a greater deal of internal flexibility for bureaucratic managers.  Meanwhile, with the increase in
democratic fervor that has accompanied the onset of the digital age, governments also face mounting pressure to improve the extent, quality, and integrity of external interface with constituents. This paper is an attempt to contextualize the enigma of modern-day public management, in terms the increasing need for government accountability and performance.  Using
the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas as a case study, discourse analysis and other qualitative techniques are used to crystallize the implications these new dimensions impose upon internal government systems, and the bureaucrats that run them.  With this, the study hopes to stimulate discussion on how leaders and managers engage the daily task of bringing forth bureaucracies that are fully accountable to citizens and constituents.

For confirmations, please contact Ms. Anna Zabat (annazabat@gmail.com) or Ms. Isel de Guzman (mdeguzman@aps.ateneo.edu) at 426-6061 / 426-6001 local 4645 by 19 November, Monday.

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