Professor Natasja Holtzhuizen briefing students
on how and ground-breaking research and well
researched papers during the Workshop.
The Association of Southern African Schools and Departments of Public Administration and Management Conference (ASSADPAM) and General Meeting kicked off with a Research Workshop designed for the country’s emerging researchers in the Discipline of Public Administration, Management and Governance who are members of ASSADPAM.
The two-day Workshop preceded the Conference themed “Effective Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation for Good Governance” taking place on October 31 at the Graduate School of Business and Leadership Auditorium.
The Workshop facilitated by Professor Christelle Auriacombe (University of Johannesburg), Professor Chris Thornhill (University of Pretoria), Professor Gerrit van der Waldt (University of North-West and Professor Natasja Holtzhuizen (University of Pretoria) offered guidelines for writing, reviewing and publishing research for researchers.
Holtzhuizen who is the Chief Editor of Administratio Publica said it is important for academics, especially those that supervise postgraduate students to share their knowledge with upcoming researchers who are keen on having their work published.
‘The workshop is about empowering emerging researchers to understand the elements associated with publishing in accredited journals. This is our contribution as academics and ASSADPAM members to ensure that these researchers are adequately prepared to make their contributions to the public administration sector,’ she said.
The 2012 ASSADPAM Conference is hosted by the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s (UKZN) School of Management, IT and Governance and is attended by public administration and management academics, practitioners and postgraduate students.