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KDI School actively participated in the Global HR Conference 2018

14 Dec, 2018 KDIS News Center 1,014

Yang Hyang Ja, President of The National Human Resources Development Institute (NHI)

On November 2nd, KDI School participated in the 6th annual Global Public HR Conference in Gwacheon. The event organized by the National Human Resources Development Institute (NHI) and the Korean Society for Public Personnel Administration (KOSPPA) with big support of KDI, to serve as a global platform for sharing knowledge and information among participant countries since 2013 with eminent figures in the human resources field, professionals, scholars, and practitioners in attendance.

The main topic of the conference was “Smart Public HR: Toward Sustainable and Collaborative Governance”, reviewing recent innovative trends, best practices on human resource management and collaborative governance with outstanding speakers and international experts. Presenters and participants discussed strategic initiatives in two sub-themes: “New Public Trends and a Strategic Approach to HR Policy in the Smart Era” (Session 1) and “Revisiting Public Values: The Role of Government and Governance” (Session 2).

▼ From Left – prof. Lee, Junesoo(#2) Kim, TaeJong(#4)/Kim, DongYoung(#5)

During the conference, KDIS Professors Kim Dong-Young and Kim Soon Hee presented their recent researches on Korea’s Waste Management practices and Public Trust issues. Furthermore, there was an International panel on Sustainable Governance which focused on the question of “How HRM can be more strategic in 21st century”. Participants shared their key findings on the topic, discu ssed changing demographics, economic uncertainty and impacts of ICT innovations to the workforce and HRM policies.

“This Conference was particularly enriching to me because it opened my eyes as to how far HR in Cameroon’s public service still has to go to meet internationally acceptable standards. Much more, my research paper examines the relationship between employee motivation, commitment and performance in public organizations, which is closely related to most the issues discussed at the Conference”, said Ngasoh, Raymond Lackndon (MPM 2018, Cameroon).

He also mentioned that conference has therefore ignited a proposal on how to ameliorate HR in Government’s public service using ICT.

“I deeply appreciate the KDI School, the organisers and facilitators of, and speakers at the Conference for the opportunity given me to gather practical knowledge to help my country emerge from HR doldrums”, highlighted Raymond.

This day students through insightful lectures and open panel discussions were able to learn future-oriented directions in managing human resources to ensure sustainable governance and policy measures for delivering public values in the smart era.

By Feruza ALIKULOVA (2018 MPM, Uzbekistan)