[Blueboard] Public Lectures on Leadership Studies

Ateneo Master in Public Management mdeguzman at aps.ateneo.edu
Sat Nov 17 10:47:03 PHT 2012

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


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


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 at gmail.com)  
or Ms. Isel de Guzman (mdeguzman at aps.ateneo.edu) at 426-6061 /  
426-6001 local 4645 by 19 November, Monday.

Maricel V. de Guzman
Academic Program Officer
Ateneo School of Government
Directline: (63 2) 426-6061
Fax: (63 2) 426-5997
Trunkline: (63 2) 426-6001 loc. 4645
Email: mdeguzman at aps.ateneo.edu / isel.dg at gmail.com

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