Turning Around Bureaucracies : Myths and Realities

When: Tue, March 4, 9:30am – 12:30pm, 2014
Where: Razak School of Government (RSOG), Putrajaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
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Change is inevitable. To ensure its relevance, the public sector is required to transform itself so that it continues to add and create value for the society it serves. However, being so entrenched in its existing culture with a hierarchical mind-set, this change process often calls for a “turnaround” approach in public sector organisations.

In this seminar, Dato’ Dr Tam  Weng Wah will share his experience in turning around two public sector organisations over the past five years. He will also discuss on how he applied the knowledge and experience gained in the field of leadership, leading change, strategic management, learning organisations, collaborative leadership as well as quality management in this transformation process.

Dato’ Dr. Tam Weng Wah is the Director General of the Road Safety Department, Ministry of Transport, Malaysia. He was previously the Director General of the Public Complaints Bureau. Prior to this, he was the Deputy Director of Policy at the National Institute of Public Administration. He holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration from the Pennsylvania State University. He received his B.A. (Hons.) degree and a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Malaya.