LUMS delivers management development programme for All China Youth Federation
Published 2 July 2012
The Lancaster China Management Centre (LCMC) recently hosted a group of 25 senior Chinese managers from state-owned enterprises for a development programme concentrated on youth services in the UK and career development and planning.
The intensive management development course, organised by the LUMS International Office and directed by Prof David Brown, included sessions on management strategy in the public sector, engagement of young people in local communities, and youth unemployment and labour-market development in the UK. The programme also provided a wider understanding of the UK employment market and the challenges young people face in the current economic situation.
The objective of the programme was to present the very wide variety of youth support provision available in the UK and enable the Chinese managers to reflect on how they could benefit from the best practice deployed in UK youth organisations.
The group also experienced lively, interactive sessions with representatives from the Princes Trust and the Cumbria Young Farmers Association. The programme of lectures was complemented by visits to Lancaster City Council, Lancashire Young Peoples Service, a specialist local vocational training college in Warrington and Careers Solutions in Manchester.
John Shedwick, the Chairman of Lancashire County Council with the group leader Mr Zhang Bing
The underlying theme of this year’s programme was the relationship between employers and education providers with a focus on employability-skills development of young people in the UK. The Lancaster University careers development team prepared an interactive session on Insight into employability that is regularly delivered to Lancaster students and showcases the employability skills development at the University.
Insight into Employability workshop
The Chinese managers were also invited to contribute to The Global Career Development Programme for LUMS Chinese students delivered by the LUMS Careers, Alumni and Employer Relations team. The managers engaged in a networking lunch that provided a unique opportunity for LUMS students from China to learn about career opportunities in state-owned companies in China. The session also contributed to the students' understanding of the China labour market.
Networking event with LUMS students