Central to the discussions in Parallel Session 5B is the development of skills, as well as cultural and ethical values, of public servants. Drawing from the experiences of Iran, Korea, and the Philippines, this session put premium on the individual morale and character as a valuable asset in the implementation of reforms for attaining SDGs. The session is chaired by Dr. Paulito C. Nisperos of the Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University, Philippines.
Professor Hun Hueon Cho of the National Human Resources Development Institute, Korea, presented a service model in designing course modules for human resource development. Prof. Cho argues that to be able to design an effective course module is to shift the perspective of the one designing from instructional designer’s point of view to the receiver’s. He proposed the following step-by-step process: Listen, Analyze, Develop, Deliver, Execute, and Revise.
Moving from skills and competencies, discussions then centered around values. Ms. Fatemeh Nadjar Shams of the University of Tehran, Iran, began her presentation with the concept of resilience and how resilient ethics plays a critical role, not only in conflict or crisis situations, but also in managing organizations. Ms. Shams tackled how to build the resilience of individuals, organizations and the society at large by developing a resilient administration plan. She underscored the need for resilient administration in conjunction with developing a crisis management system.
Meanwhile, Ms. Gina Salazar situated her study in the context of the lack of discussion on cultural governance in the field of Public Administration in the Philippines. This is despite crucial role of culture in promoting economic sustainability. Ms. Salazar proposed a conceptual framework to configure the relationship of cultural governance with economic and social stability.