International HR Consultant at ASP-LUMS Trainings
Courtesy: Gulalai Khan
Renowned international consultant Dr. Stephen E. Condrey visited LUMS and trained participants of the USAID-funded ASP-LUMS training course on HR and administration.
Dr. Condrey is President-Elect of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA). He has over a quarter century of professional experience in human resource management and has consulted nationally and internationally with over 700 organisations concerning personnel-related issues. He presently serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Review of Public Personnel Administration, and has served on the publications board of the American Society for Public Administration, as well as the editorial board of Public Administration Review.
Dr. Condrey is the editor of the Handbook of Human Resource Management in Government, JoSBASSEy-Bass and Radical Reform of the Civil Service, Lexington Press. He is the 1998 recipient of the University of Georgia’s Walter Barnard Hill Award for Distinguished Achievement in Public Service and Outreach and was named Hill Fellow by the University of Georgia in 2004 (the University of Georgia’s highest public service faculty honor). He holds the IPMA-CP designation from the International Public Management Association for Human Resources. He was appointed by President Obama as Chairman of the Federal Salary Council in 2010.
Dr. Condrey was highly impressed with the quality of faculty of LUMS and remarked that it was at par with the faculty of any leading university of the world. He regretted not being able to interact with students much due to his schedule but hopes to do that in his next visit to LUMS.
On his maiden visit to Pakistan, Dr. Condrey termed the participants of the ASP-LUMS training as highly motivated individuals who can make a difference if they apply what they learn in these trainings effectively. He admired the talent and enthusiasm of Pakistani professionals and said that if they are paid well and recruitments done on merit, corruption can be eliminated to a large extent from Pakistani organisations.
Dr. Condrey had high hopes for the “Centre of Public Administration” that is being planned at LUMS. He said that this would help formalise the government tiers and the brilliant faculty at LUMS can assist in trainings. Think tanks can also be formed and the Centre can actually act as an advisory body to the government.