Special programme for officials of the China Youth Centre for International Exchange
Published 7 November 2007
The Lancaster China Management Centre has been commissioned to run a 10-day course for 18 senior officials from the China Youth Centre for International Exchange in November 2007. The course will give the officials insights into management practices in the UK, especially as they relate to the public sector.
There will be sessions on HR issues, on organisational learning, on project management and on public-sector finance. Speakers include senior academics from Lancaster University Management School who have experience of researching in China, such as Professor Mark Easterby-Smith (Department of Management Learning and Leadership) and Professor Alasdair MacBean (Department of Economics). There are also guest speakers from Deliver Net Limited (Dr Nigel Lockett), VELUX Company Ltd ( Ron Skea), Dr Mohamed Branine from the University of Abertay who is an expert on international HRM, and Sue Procter, who is Head of Waste Management, Environment Directorate, Lancashire County Council
The group will be given the chance to see strategy and policy in action with visits to the North West Regional Development Authority (NWDA) in Warrington, Lancashire County Council in Preston and Lancaster City Council. There is also a special welcome event which will be attended by senior officials from the Chinese Consulate in Manchester and representatives of the China-Britain Business Council and Lancashire County Council.
The farewell reception and presentation will be hosted by Lancaster University Deputy Vice Chancellor, Professor Bob McKinlay.
Professor David Brown, Director of the course and Director of the Lancaster China Management Centre, has said:
“We are delighted to have the chance to work with the CYCIE to deliver this course. For our Centre it is ‘repeat business’ building on the good relationships we developed when running a successful course for officials from the Ministry of Finance in September 2004.
“We very much value the chance to broaden our understanding of China, of the development of public policy in China and the Chinese economy through interactions with the members of the group.”
A copy of the full programme for the course is available from Libby Copeland, LCMC Assistant, at: