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ZSDM organizes civil service well-being study tour for Bhutan officials

13 April 2016 – The Zuellig School organized a two-day study tour for members of Bhutan’s Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) last April 4-5.

Focusing on Civil Service Well-Being, the program covered foundational theories and applications of recently-introduced innovations which constitute the RCSC’s Civil Service Well-Being Program, such as the Civil Service Support Desk, Exit Management, and Civil Servants’ Welfare Scheme. The program employed both lecture-discussion at AIM and best practice critique through endorsement of local government units.

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Bhutan RCSC officials at AIM, with Prof. Mike Luz and Prof. Frankie Roman

The first day, held at AIM, covered concepts and theoretical frameworks underpinning the RCSC’s Civil Service Well-Being Program. The lecture-discussion was followed by a workshop towards the enhancement of the RCSC’s program.

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Session at the Philippine Civil Service Commission

The second day involved study visits to the Civil Service Commission of the Republic of the Philippines (PCSC) and the Department of Finance (DOF). The PCSC visit and discussion covered topics such as legal counseling, the Philippine Civil Servants’ Welfare Scheme, Exit Management, and the Anti-Red Tape Act Program of the Philippine Government.  The DOF, on the other hand, held discussions on the DOF Vision, Mission, and Goals, Campaign for a Drug-Free Workplace, DOF Retirement Program, and the Civil Servant’s Welfare Scheme.

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The group with the Philippine Service Commission (L) and the Department of Finance (R)

Representing the Bhutan RCSC were the following: Lhendup Wangchu, Commissioner; Kuenga Zam, Senior ICT Officer; Tshering Choden, Senior HR Officer; Kunzang Jigme, Sr. Administrative Assistant V; and Karma Wangdi, Programme Officer.

The institute has organized other customized programs for the Royal Government of Bhutan on topics like Organizational Development, Results-Based Management, and Leadership, among others.

Photos courtesy of Mr. Gio Candelaria.

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