September 5, 2012 – The Leaders of Success Training Program starts today in Hanoi with the objective to build leadership skills of up to 80 senior Vietnamese leaders from the National Assembly, Thanh Hoa province, various other government ministries and agencies, academia, NGOs and the private sector.
Funded by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), the program is organized by the World Bank in cooperation with Vietnam Union of Sciences and Technology Association (VUSTA), the Thanh Hoa People’s Committee, and PACE Institute of Leadership and Management.
The program aims to provide a unique forum for Vietnamese leaders to learn global cutting-edge leadership techniques to provide practical solutions to their biggest challenges.
“Leading people, teams and organizations to success is particularly important now as Vietnam is entering a new phase of development.” said Victoria Kwakwa, Country Director for the World Bank in Vietnam at the opening ceremony. “The participants joining the course are emerging leaders of Vietnam, and we hope that the exposure to modern leadership practices throughthe course will enhance their contribution to Vietnam’scontinued success.”
The program is also tailored to suit a Vietnamese audience and is run by international and local facilitators adding to the richness of the perspectives. It will build the leadership skills through connecting and enabling leaders to achieve sustainable organizational results.
“The Leadership Training program is a great example of the World Bank and Australia's collaboration in supporting Vietnam's leadership development” said AusAID Vietnam Counsellor, Mr. Mark Palu. “Australia recognises the importance of finding and nurturing good leaders, who can later contribute to national reform agendas and development. And we trust that the World Bank and its partners, including those from Australia, will bring together a pool of experience and innovative ideas for current and future leaders in Vietnam”.
The Program includes 3 courses which are run simultaneously and have similar content and methods of delivery, serving 3 different groups of organizations: (1) government and local government offices; (2) Civil Society Organizations, universities and research institutes and (3) Business enterprises.