IN-SERVICE TRAINING AND STAFF DEVELOPMENT
In Poland programs for in-service training and staff development are provided to public administrators through training centers rather than academic institutions. Training centers offer short-term courses according to current, specific official’s needs.
The most famous of these training centers are: Foundation in Support of Local Democracy, Civil Society Development Foundation (Fundacja Rozwoju Społeczeństwa Obywatelskiego), Partners Polska, The Ideal Gmina, Robert Schuman Foundation, The BORIS Foundation.
Besides a variety of in-service training programs (undergo training) are provided to public administrators at the state and regional level, e.g. Office of Civil Service, Ministry of Interior and Administration, The Office of Public Procurement, and others. Much state and local government training is provided by regional agencies, e.g. Fiscal Revenue.
On the other hand, there is a duty of taking up in-practice training by the newly employed. Such training can be conducted directly by an employer or by an academic institution according to reached agreement. In practice, such training is not conducted within non-public schools or universities.
Education at the university or private (non-public) school does not have to end with graduation of a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree. Graduates of administration or political science can continue their education in post-graduate programs offered by some academic institutions. People, who want to earn a Ph.D. in public administration, can enroll in the Graduate School (Studia Doktoranckie) which every university offers.
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