Sponsored by the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, an international training programme on ‘Human Resource Development for Rural Development’ was jointly organised by the Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP) and the National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRD&PR) during 14-23 March 2017 at NIRD&PR, Hyderabad, India. The programme was attended by 14 participants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.
The objectives of the training programme were to identify the parameters of HRD and set performance standards; identify competencies and competency gaps that influence performance; understand role of work environment and culture in motivational sustenance; explain the strategies for positive attitude at work; understand role of communication and conflicts at work environment; understand leadership competencies and change initiations; and discuss individual/organizational blocks which hinder the creativity.
The programme was inaugurated by Dr. Gyanmudra, Professor and Head, Centre on Human Resource Development, NIRD&PR. Dr. Vasanthi Rajendran, former Director a.i, Training Division, CIRDAP also spoke on the occasion. As part of the training programme, the participants visited the Rural Technology Park (RTP) of NIRD&PR; Vivekananda Institute of Human Excellence, Hyderabad; and Sri Ramananda Tirtha
Rural University and Pochampally Village at Nalgonda District, Talangana State, India. During the study visit the participants interacted with the resource persons and officials of the institutions. The participants gained knowledge and hands on experience about the institutions related to the subject of the training programme.