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The new Director of Latvian School of Public Administration will be Mrs. Agita Kalviņa.


The Latvian Cabinet of Ministers approved on Tuesday, 27th of June, the candidacy of Mrs. Agita Kalviņa as a Director of the Latvian School of Public Administration (LSPA).

Mrs. Kalnina works in the University of Business, Arts and Technology (RISEBA) as professor and scientific Director of Master's study program "Human Resource Management", she was a board member and consultant in the company "Smart Change Consult”.

"The role of the Latvian School of Public Administration is to become a strategic partner in implementing public administration reforms and a platform for talent development, helping develop skills that help employees and managers to cope with the challenge of change. Therefore the most important directions for continuing to work on using the latest methods in the field of training are: development of training offer in accordance with the necessary competences of the state administration, linking the training with career development and talent management," said Mrs. Kalviņa.

Mrs. Kalviņa has a long experience in human resources management, counseling, including in the field of professional development. So far, she has been advising public and private sector organizations in strategic planning, change management, process efficiency, leadership skills, in conjunction with the international environment. Mrs. Kalviņa has been highly valued as one of the lecturers of the Latvian School of Public Administration.

From 2001 to 2009, Mrs. Kalviņa worked at the British Council in Latvia; she also was a member of the British Council's Regional Management Council (13 British Council Structural Units in Central and Northern Europe, Russia) and the head of Agenda for Change in the Human Resources.

Mrs. Kalviņa has a Master's degree in English and English literature, the certificate for the completion of the program in public administration. Currently Mrs. Kalviņa is developing a Ph.D. thesis for a Doctoral program in Management.

Photo credt: Photo by Anrijs Požarskis
Article in the newspaper "Diena" 
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