№ 4, 1998
The main hindrances for the development of professionalism of local government bodies are: estrangement from modern municipal technologies, lack of developed forms of coordinating administrative work with communal public activity, the imperfect system of selection, training and retraining of municipal bodies’ personnel. Considering the ways of overcoming these impediments, the author dwells mainly on the problem of training and retraining of the personnel. He describes in detail the experience of the problem-oriented refresher course conducted by the “IMS” consulting firm. He also stresses the need for cooperation of individual consulting organizations and training centres and for coordination of their activities within the professional community of municipal government figures in order to create as complete a system as possible, of infrastructural support for the development of local government bodies’ professionalism.
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