“If this training were held a few years earlier we would have changed our mindset, management method and skills more actively and effectively”

Within the framework of the Vietnam-Germany Cooperation Programme “Reform of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Vietnam” (TVET-GIZ Programme), a 4-day training workshop on “Leadership and People Management” for 28 leaders from 11 partner colleges across Vietnam were conducted on 2-5 November 2021.  

During the training workshop, the participants were guided through the concepts of different practical leadership and management styles; concept and tools to understand staff’s needs and strengthen their commitment and trust; skills to encourage performance of staff and address conflict effectively …. In the working group sessions, the participants discussed the current difficulties and recommendations to improve their management practices at the colleges.   

Participants of the workshop actively discuss

Talking about the workshop, “The training course is very necessary and useful for leaders and managers of partner colleges. If this training were held a few years earlier we would have changed our mindset, management method and skills more actively and effectively”, Mr. Tran Van Thang – Vice Rector of College of Machinery and Irrigation (VCMI) commented. “The training course is rewarding, providing knowledge that enhances the management level of the leaders. Group work activities are very interesting”, said Mrs. Phan Mai Phuong Duyen – Vice Rector of Nha Trang College of Technology.  

Participants giving feedback on the workshop’s outcome

This training workshop on “Leadership and People Management” is the 2nd training workshop in the series of capacity development activities in school management for leaders of 11 partner colleges of TVET-GIZ Programme. The first training workshop on Result-Based Management was also highly appreciated by the leaders of the colleges. 

The Programme “Reform of TVET in Viet Nam” is financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) together with the Vietnamese Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA).  

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