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Executive Education Programmes

Training Plan for Vietnam Social Security of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

In 2017, The Institute for Business Research (IBR) successfully completed a training programme for the staff members of Vietnam Social Security of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (VSS). The focus of this programme was to improve subject knowledge related to social insurance, financial management, technology management and governance and to enhance English language competency. The training to participants was provided by the experienced faculty members of the University of Waikato. The programme consists of four subject modules and a component of English.

The guest speakers from Alandale Lifecare Limited, Ministry of Social Development and Life Unlimited were invited to share their experience with the participants. During the programme, site visits were made to NZ Super Fund, Ministry of Social Development, the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) and the Vietnamese embassy.


Enhancing Leadership Capacity in Economic Management

In 2017, The Institute for Business Research (IBR) successfully completed an executive education programme "Enhancing Leadership Capacity in Economic Management". The programme was designed to support the professional development of Provincial leaders of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

The focus of this programme was to improve knowledge and skills to enhance decision-making. It integrated key concepts of economics, policy development, monitoring and accountability as a robust framework assisting leaders and officials to promote efficient and effective management.  The programme involved interactive engagement with the Vice Chancellor, Professor Frank Scrimgeour, Professor Stuart Locke, political leaders and officials and visits to Government offices to engage with their leaders. Experienced New Zealand Politicians (Rt Hon James Bolger and Hon Andrew King) supported by experienced officials well versed in economic leadership interacted with participants.

The guest speakers from Hamilton City Council, Waikato Regional Council, Waikato District Council and Ministry of Primary Industries were invited to share their experience with the participants. During the programme, site visits were made to Auckland Transport, Research & Innovation Unit of Waikato University in Auckland, Destination Rotorua, the Vietnamese embassy, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Local Government New Zealand and the New Zealand Treasury.

IBR Director

Professor Frank ScrimgeourProfessor Frank Scrimgeour
IBR Director