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Secretary for the Civil Service begins North America visit on civil service training and management

 

 



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September 12, 2018 - Hong Kong’s Secretary for the Civil Service, Mr Joshua Law, commenced a four-day visit to North America yesterday (September 11, Eastern Standard Time), visiting renowned institutes to learn more about their public administration programs and exchanging views with government officials on the management and training of the civil service.

The Secretary for the Civil Service Joshua Law started the first leg of his visit to North America in Boston, the United States (September 11) to learn about the civil service training and public administration programs there. Photo shows Mr Law (third left) meeting with the Associate Dean for Innovation, Professor Michael Cima (second right), and the Program Director of Executive Education Robert Dietel (third right), at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The Secretary for the Civil Service Joshua Law (center) meets with the Faculty Chair of Master in Public Administration Programs, Professor Kessely Hong (left), and the Faculty Chair of Master in Public Policy Program, Professor John Donohue (right), at the John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

During the first leg of his visit in Boston, the United States, Mr Law visited the John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University to gain a better understanding of the School’s training for civil servants as well as its public administration and policy programs. He also called on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to learn more about its experience in promoting innovation and the use of technology.

Mr Law will today (September 12, Eastern Standard Time) visit the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University in New York, which runs executive courses for civil servants from all over the world. He will also meet with government officials of the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services to exchange views on the management and training of the civil service.

Mr Law will continue his visit program in Ottawa and Toronto, Canada, on September 13 and 14 (Canada Time). He will visit the training facilities at the Centre on Public Management and Policy, University of Ottawa to find out about their training courses for public officers. This will be followed by a tour of the Canada School of Public Service to learn more about the School's operation and training courses provided to the civil service there.

Mr Law will meet with government officials of the Privy Council for Canada to exchange views on matters concerning the management of the civil service. He will also meet with representatives of the Ontario Treasury Board in Toronto to discuss matters relating to human resources policy and management in government.

Mr Law will conclude his visit on September 14 (Toronto time) and return to Hong Kong in the morning on September 16.

The Secretary for the Civil Service Joshua Law started the first leg of his visit to North America in Boston, the United States (September 11) to learn about the civil service training and public administration programs there. Photo shows Mr Law (third left) meeting with the Associate Dean for Innovation, Professor Michael Cima (second right), and the Program Director of Executive Education Robert Dietel (third right), at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The Secretary for the Civil Service Joshua Law started the first leg of his visit to North America in Boston, the United States (September 11) to learn about the civil service training and public administration programs there. Photo shows Mr Law (third left) meeting with the Associate Dean for Innovation, Professor Michael Cima (second right), and the Program Director of Executive Education Robert Dietel (third right), at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
 
The Secretary for the Civil Service Joshua Law (centre) meets with the Assistant Commissioner for Civil Service Administration Brian Goldberg (left), and the Director of Organizational and Executive Development Mark Cox (right), at the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services to exchange views on the management and training of the civil service.
The Secretary for the Civil Service Joshua Law (centre) meets with the Assistant Commissioner for Civil Service Administration Brian Goldberg (left), and the Director of Organizational and Executive Development Mark Cox (right), at the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services to exchange views on the management and training of the civil service.
     
The Secretary for the Civil Service Joshua Law continued his North America visit programme in New York, the United States (September 12) to learn about the civil service training and public administration programmes there. Photo shows Mr Law (second left) meeting with the Dean of the School of International and Public Affairs, Professor Merit Janow (first left), the Founding Director of the Picker Center for Executive Education, Professor William Eimicke (second right), and the Executive Director of the Picker Center for Executive Education, Professor Arvid Lukauskas (first right), at Columbia University to learn about the School's executive courses for civil servants from all over the world.
The Secretary for the Civil Service Joshua Law continued his North America visit programme in New York, the United States (September 12) to learn about the civil service training and public administration programmes there. Photo shows Mr Law (second left) meeting with the Dean of the School of International and Public Affairs, Professor Merit Janow (first left), the Founding Director of the Picker Center for Executive Education, Professor William Eimicke (second right), and the Executive Director of the Picker Center for Executive Education, Professor Arvid Lukauskas (first right), at Columbia University to learn about the School's executive courses for civil servants from all over the world.
 
The Secretary for the Civil Service Joshua Law started the first leg of his visit to North America in Boston visiting renowned institutes. Photo shows Mr Law (back row, third right) meeting with Hong Kong students studying in Boston to learn about their school and daily life.
The Secretary for the Civil Service Joshua Law started the first leg of his visit to North America in Boston visiting renowned institutes. Photo shows Mr Law (back row, third right) meeting with Hong Kong students studying in Boston to learn about their school and daily life.


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