International conference on Human Resource Management

The conference on the results of the HRM workshops was conducted on 8 June 2021 within the framework of the EU funded project “Support for Public Administration Capacity Building in Turkmenistan” to discuss the best international HRM practices. The conference was organized in the Academy of Civil Service under the President of Turkmenistan with the online participation of the project international experts Mr. Harry List, Mr. Peter Vandenbruaene and Ms. Caroline Hittelet.

Representatives of Hyakimliks of Ashgabat City, Ahal, Mary, Lebap, Balkan and Dashoguz Velayats took active part in the conference.

The project senior expert Mr. Harry List made a summary of points discussed during the HRM workshops and briefly spoke about history and development, HR cycle, strategic workforce planning, recruitment and selection, training and development, managing competences, performance management, health and safety at the working place.

Mr. Peter Vandenbruaene presented the topic “HR trends and reforms in the EU Member States”. The expert introduced the participants with the interesting HRM related sub-topics about HR and the digitalization of work and society, changes and challenges in Human Resource Development, facing an ageing population and workforce, promoting a better work/life balance and establishing a diverse and inclusive workforce. The participants actively discussed with the experts the issues about the methods “From training to learning” and “From competency management to talent management”, competency model of the Belgian Federal Administration, gap analyses, description of the term “The war for talent”, competency management vs talent management, EU changing demographics: ageing population, HR adaptation to the ageing workforce and the old and new ways of working.

The project expert, head of the Belgian Federal Internal Coaching Network Ms. Caroline Hittelet made a presentation on the topic “Learning and Development for civil servants & Coaching project”. The expert spoke about new learning perspectives and coaching project within the Belgian Federal Administration. The sub-topics about changing contents, changing methods, some examples of learning methods from the Belgian Federal Public Administration, open training offer, learning and leadership programmes for civil servants, conferences on several subjects, e-campus, e-learning, blended learning, networks and communities of practice, library, and open learning center, coaching, international programmes on demand, theme-based programmes and coachable challenges raised great interest among the participants.

During the conference the experts organized the discussion in sub-groups on a few prepared questions and a plenary feedback. With instructions of the experts the participants formed the groups and worked on the assignments. The conference was concluded with the summary of answers of the participants and active discussions on the received feedbacks

For more information, please contact: Saida Rovshenova – Communication and Visibility expert, e-mail: