The Kenya School of Government (KSG) was established by the KSG Act (No. 9 of 2012). The School is the successor of the former Kenya Institute of Administarion (KIA), Kenya Development and Learning Centre (KDLC) and the Government Training Institutes (GTIs) Mombasa, Matuga, Embu & Baringo.
KSG is a State Corporation established to offer management training, research, consultancy and advisory services to the public sector. The School has been instrumental in setting up fast track management strategies through observance of high standards of integrity, competence, ethics and a culture of transparency whilst implementing the provisions of her mandate. Today it offers services to both National and County governments, private sector players as well as those from the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs).
The Government recognizes the need to have a competent, well skilled and motivated workforce in the public service. The human resource must at all times have its potential developed to the maximum through effective training and capacity building. This will in turn give the Public Service the impetus necessary for it to deliver improved services to its clients and provide an enabling environment for other sectors of the economy to operate.
The role of KSG is to provide learning and development programmes that will inculcate public service values and ethics in the devolved government for the delivery of results to the Kenyan citizenry. KSG will also contribute to the transformation of the public service into functioning effectively, innovatively, and in a results-oriented and accountable manner. The School will be guided by this Strategic Plan (2012/2013 – 2016/2017) which outlines the princi pal strategic direction, the implementation strategies, and the relevant monitoring and evaluation mechanisms.
The School’s vision is “Excellence in public service capacity development.” The mission is “to contribute to the transformation of the public service by inculcating national values and developing core skills and competencies for quality service delivery.” In pursuit of its mission and vision, the School commits itself to the highest ideals of integrity; customer focus, professionalism; innovation and creativity; and teamwork.
Mandate of KSG
According to the KSG Act 2012 Article 5(2), the School shall:
-Provide training, consultancy and research services designed to inform public policy, promote national development and standards of competence, and integrity in the Public Service;
-Promote continuous learning for public service excellence;
-Provide programmes that promote a culture of decency, honesty, hard work, transparency and accountability among public servants;
-Facilitate the establishment of professional networks and think tanks to develop and grow public sector leaders;
-Develop linkages and collaborations with institutions of learning, professional organizations, private sector, schools of government and other similar institutions across the world;
-Monitor, evaluate and communicate the impact of strengthened education and training programmes for national leadership and management;
-Develop and deliver programmes tailored to promote the School’s mandate and clients’ needs;
-Conduct examinations and award diplomas and other forms of suitable awards to successful candidates; and
-Do any other thing necessary, or expedient for the discharge of its functions under this Act.
The following are their corporate values:
-Integrity : They are committed to acting with honesty, fairness, accountability, and transparency in all their operations;
-Customer focus : They conduct needs assessment to ensure that their products and services are relevant and meet or exceed customer expectations to their customers;
-Professionalism : Employees of all cadres will stand ethical scrutiny by being committed to high standards of excellence in day to day issues and operations.
-Innovation and Creativity : They shall develop new products and services for their clients through continual learning and improvement.
-Teamwork : They promote and respect unity of purpose among staff; They respect and promote unity of purpose among staff;
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