About the International Conference on Human Resource Development in the Public Sector

Development of the conference

To learn new trends of civil service human resource development, collect successful examples from global counterparts, and implement and reinvent Taiwan’s civil service training methods, so to nurture excellent civil servants to improve the quality of Taiwan’s civil service, and upgrade administration efficiency, public service and cross-border exchange and cooperation, in year 2010 the Civil Service Protection & Training Commission (CSPTC) launched the International Conference on Human Resource Development in the Public Sector on an annual basis, inviting chiefs or representatives of foreign training institutions to Taiwan to share their valuable experience with their counterparts here, in the hopes of enriching mutual understanding and initiating cross-border communication and collaboration regarding civil service training.

Topics of previous conferences and participants

  • Item 2016 year
    Theme Leading Change and Innovation through Talent Development in Public Sector
    The topic of Session

    1. Talent Management

    2. The Human Resource Strategy for Future Challenges

    Keynote Speaker

    1. Christian Levasseur, Director, Directorate B "Career", DG Human Resources & Security, European Commission

    2. Edīte Kalniņa, Director, Latvian School of Public Administration, Latvia

    3. Keiichiro Morishita, Deputy Director-General, National Institute of Public Administration, National Personnel Authority, Japan


    1. Huo-tsan Chang, Dean, College of Technology, National Changhua University of Education, R.O.C.

    2. Shyh-jer Chen, Dean, College of Management, National Sun Yat-sen University, R.O.C.


    1. Maximiliano Campos Rios, General Manager, National School of Government, National Ministry of Modernization, Argentina

    2. I-jan Yeh, Director, Office of Public Affairs, Shih Shin University, R.O.C

    3. Harry List, Senior Consultant, Academy of the Federation of German Civil Servants (DBB), Germany

    4. Chin-kuei Chen, Professor, Department of Public Administration and Policy, National Taipei University, R.O.C.

    the number of participants


  • Item 2015 year
    Theme Strategic Human Resource Development in Public Sector under Globalization
    The topic of Session

    1. Strategic Human Resource Development in Public Sector under Globalization

    2. Impact and Response of Multi-generational Workforce

    Keynote Speaker

    1. David Walker, Director, European School of Administration

    2. Christos Cabolis, Chief Economist and Head of Operations, IMD World Competitiveness Center, Switzerland

    3. Brian Cawley, Director General, The Institute of Public Administration, Ireland


    1. Soon Ang, Professor, Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

    2. Bih-shiaw Jaw, Professor and Director, Institute of Human Resource Management, National Sun Yat-sen University, R.O.C.


    1. Fletcher E. Honemond, Executive in Residence, Center for Leadership Development, Federal Executive Institute, U.S.A

    2. Wei-wen Chang, Professor, Graduate Institute of International Human Resource Development, National Taiwan Normal University , R.O.C.

    3. Glenn Campbell, General Manager, The Australia and New Zealand School of Government, Australia

    4. Teresa Lin, HR Executive, IBM Taiwan, R.O.C.

    the number of participants


  • Item 2014 year
    Theme Prospective Training & Leadership Trends
    The topic of Session

    1. The Trend of Civil Servants Training–Implementation of Integrated Action Learning in Civil Service

    2. The trend of Civil Servants Training–A Perspective of Big Data – Training Demand and Course Design

    Keynote Speaker

    1. Peter Allen, Deputy Dean, The Australia and New Zealand School of Government, Australia

    2. Paul Frissen, Dean and Chairman, Netherlands School for Public Administration, Netherlands

    3. Nicholas David Bearfield, Director, European Personnel Selection Office


    1. Tsang-Hsiung Lee, Founder, YoWo Co., Ltd., R.O.C.

    2. Don-yun Chen, Professor, Department of Public Administration, National Chengchi University, R.O.C.


    1. Pierre Jacot, Director, Center for Continuing Education (CEP), State of Vaud, Switzerland

    2. Eva Maria Mogensen, Senior Advisor, The Agency for Competence Development in the State Sector, Denmark

    3. Franz Josef Promock, Deputy Director, Salzburg Academy for Public Administration, Austria

    4. Jan Kravčík, Head, International Relations Unit, Civil Service Section, Office of the Government, Prague, Czech Republic

    the number of participants


  • Item 2013 year
    Theme Leading Change & Quality Training
    The topic of Session

    1. Organizational Change & Team Leadership

    2. Organizational Change & Civil Service Training

    Keynote Speaker

    1. Sandra Schillemans, Director-General, Training Institute of the Federal Administration, Belgium

    2. Anneli Temmes, Managing Director, HAUS Finnish Institute of Public Management LTD, Finland


    1. Wu Wei, Director, Nanyang Centre for Public Administration, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

    2. John P. Burns, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong , Hong Kong

    3. Greg Gifford, Senior Faculty, Federal Executive Institute, USA

    4. Keun Nam Koong, President, Seoul National University of Science and Technology, Korea


    1. Martijn van der Steen, Vice-Dean, Deputy-Director, Netherlands School for Public Administration, Netherlands

    2. Muhammad Nazim bin Abd. Rahman, Principal Assistant Director, National Institute of Public Administration, Malaysia

    the number of participants


  • Item 2012 year
    Theme Quality Training & Excellent Performance
    The topic of Session

    1. Forum: Government Efficiency & Civil Servant

    2. Performance Management & Nation’s Competitiveness

    3. Performance Evaluation System of Public and Private Sectors

    4. Utilization and Limitation of Performance Indicator

    Keynote Speaker

    1. Barbara Haering, President, Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration, Switzerland

    2. Michiel S. de Vries, President, International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration

    3. Matthew C. Stafford, Deputy Director and Dean of Faculty, Federal Executive Institute, U.S.A.


    1. Choi Heung Suk, Advisor, Ministry of Public Administration And Security, Korea

    2. Wolfgang Drechsler, Professor and Chair of Public Administration and Government, University of Tartu, Estonia

    3. William Vocke, Executive Director, Foundation for Scholarly Exchange (Fulbright Taiwan)

    4. John Wanna, Professor, School of Politics & International Relations, Australian National University, Australia


    1. Monika Elschner, Leader of IT and E-Learning, Federal Academy of Public Administration

    2. Massimo de Cristofaro, Senior Researcher, Scuola Superiore Pubblica Amministrazione-National School of Government of Italy

    3. Peter Vandenbruaene, Manager, Learning Solution, Training Institute of the Belgian Federal Administration

    the number of participants


  • Achievements

    1. Learning of valuable HR training experience worldwide In the face of government budget shortage and limited training resources, the CSPTC adopts a goal-oriented approach to organize such annual international conference with a clear theme, inviting modern civil service training institutions to share their experience in their civil service training system and its characteristics. Through in-depth discussions of academics and experts from home and abroad, as well as several Q&A sessions, participants are able to gain a better understanding of civil service training practices across the globe, and are inspired adopt the ideas they learned at the event to Taiwan’s current establishment of civil service training.

    2. Improving senior civil servants’ knowledge, skills and scope of international affairs In year 2010, the CSPTC launched the Take-Off Program for Senior Civil Service (TOP-SCS), focusing on the whole person development and global view enhancement of Taiwan’s civil service. To achieve these, the CSPTC not only organizes domestic and foreign development trainings, but also invites trainees of the TOP-SCS to attend this annual international conference, hoping to continuously develop their knowledge and skills of international affairs, as well as expand their global vision, so to further realize the ambition – “From Taiwan, Eyeing the World” and “Global Thinking, Local Doing”.

    3. Laying a foundation of exchange and cooperation amongst local and overseas training and academic institutions

    (1) Create partnership relationship with local college and university Through topic discussions, resource sharing, manpower support and conference coordination and participation, a better understanding and partnership relationship is formed, making the training exchange even more meaningful.

    (2) Expand substantial training exchange with overseas training institutions The attendance of global counterparts and their enlightening speeches not only made us gain a better understanding of characteristics and courses of senior civil service training worldwide, but also gave us an opportunity to build up a closer bond with overseas guests. Thanks to this annual event, over these five years, CSPTC and the National Academy of Civil Service (NACS) have concluded countless partnership training programs with global training institutions, and sent countless excellent trainees of Junior-to-Senior Promotion Training to overseas training camps, creating a substantial exchange of civil service training at an international level.