One of the important elements of the various strategic exercises carried out by the RIM is the identification of training programmes that the Institute could offer. Identification of the training programme was undertaken through a comprehensive study of the stakeholder learning needs and the general academic portfolios as delivered in similar institute around the world. RIM’s stakeholders included the civil service, the private sector and the local government functionaries.
The numerous learning needs of the stakeholders are then grouped into coherent and standard academic programme unit. The following programme portfolios are proposed for development and delivery:
a) Public policy and legislation
b) Local Governance, civil society and participation
c) Development Planning
d) Public finance, budgeting and contracting
e) Quality and service management
f) Strategic management and organizational development
g) Leadership and personal effectiveness
h) Administrative and supervisory management
i) ICT and technology
j) Evaluation, monitoring and research
k) Corporate finance
l) Management communications
All courses offered by the RIM shall fall into the above programme
ALLOCATION OF PROGRAMMES TO THE DEPARTMENTS
The programme portfolio allocation is based on the subject nature of the courses/ programmes as follows:
While the central coordination of the development and delivery of the courses/ programmes will be carried out by the department concerned, it shall however draw resources from other departments if available or otherwise even draw resources from outside of the Institute.
Each department is responsible to develop and deliver the courses/ programmes that are allocated to them or that may be allocated to them in future based on the emerging needs.
The regular programmes are as follows: