On September 1, 2021, Dr. Nguyen Dang Que, NAPA Vice President participated the virtual Roundtable for Heads of Public Service Training Institutes (PSTI) “Setting and Calibrating Regional Baseline for HRD Practices” that was held within the framework of annual activities of the ASEAN PSTI. The event brought about 25 senior and mid-level leaders and managers from 9 PSTI’s member countries including Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam.
Issues to be discussed at the Roundtable were challenges in human resource management and development, areas for improvement in HRD in the new normal such as building HR ecosystems, identifying a system of skills for training, new learning styles for new contexts, etc. The participants at the Roundtable shared experience in improving the effectiveness of civil servant training in the new normal; lessons learned from policies, good practices and experience of PSTI member countries as well as PSTI’s contribution to promoting cooperation activities and synergy for the quality improvement of HR management and development.
On behalf of NAPA, Dr. Nguyen Dang Que, NAPA Vice President shared NAPA’s experience in actively developing and delivering online training programs in the context of COVID 19 pandemic; the transition to competence development-oriented training, requirements for NAPA lecturers in approaching and learning from practice as well as involving practitioners in training to improve NAPA’s training quality.
PSTI was established on November 2, 2017 to promote cooperation and exchanges among ASEAN public service training institutes in training, HR development and enhance the role of PSTI training institutes in supporting innovation and improving the quality of public services. PSTI currently includes 10 members which are civil service training institutes from 10 countries in the ASEAN.