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Growing Leaders: Innovations in the Competence Development System of Estonian Top Civil Service



    () (The State Chancellery of Republic of Estonia, Tallin, Estonia)


The aim of this paper is to analyse the experiences of creation, implementation and development of the competency framework of the Estonian top civil service and the possibilities of contributing to the attainment of the state’s strategic goals through the development of the competencies of top civil servants. Firstly, on the basis of selected literature, the paper provides a short overview of the notions of competencies and competency frameworks. Secondly, the paper describes the creation, implementation and updating of competency framework of top civil servants of Estonia. Thirdly, the paper discusses the efficiency of different methods in the development of competences of top civil servants.

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  • Eve LIMBACH-PIRN, 2011. "Growing Leaders: Innovations in the Competence Development System of Estonian Top Civil Service," REVISTA ADMINISTRATIE SI MANAGEMENT PUBLIC, Faculty of Administration and Public Management, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania, vol. 2011(16), pages 6-29, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:rom:rampas:v:2011:y:2011:i:16:p:6-29

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    JEL classification:

    • J45 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Public Sector Labor Markets
    • J62 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Job, Occupational and Intergenerational Mobility; Promotion
    • J88 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Standards - - - Public Policy


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