Presidential Academy to launch online university for civil servants
RANEPA Graduate School of Public Administration (GSPA) will launch an online university for employees of public authorities, based on a platform developed by the Presidential Academy. The first part of its courses will become available in 2022.
The RANEPA online platform is included in the Unified Register of Russian Software. It can aggregate curricula, lectures and audio books stacked by subject – communications, soft skills, project management, digital technologies in public administration, and others.
A database of case studies will also be available on the platform — descriptions of typical problems and situations in a particular area, with a set of standard recommendations for resolving them. As Director of the Presidential Academy Center for Modern Technologies and Online Resources Tatyana Lavrova notes, the practice of case management has become widely used in the civil service recently, but it has already proved to be an effective tool. “If one region in Russia encounters a problem, local officials can go to the relevant section and find out how their colleagues in other regions have addressed a similar issue. The Graduate School of Public Administration is already managing a register of practices; going digital will help scale the best of them.”
The platform is currently available to state and municipal employees who are enrolled in full-time professional development programs. “We are finalizing the system as part of the Priority 2030 project, adding new services and capacity, as well as expanding access opportunities for new audiences and developing new learning formats,” Tatyana Lavrova said.
By 2024, the online university will become available to a wide range of users who directly interact with government authorities, or develop GR practices at commercial companies.