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PALAMA Host The 15th Public Sector Trainers’ Forum (PSTF) Conference
Source: PALAMA Website
Source Date: Thursday, October 06, 2011
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government, ICT for MDGs, Internet Governance
Country: South Africa
Created: Oct 06, 2011

The theme and sub themes of the 2011 PSTF conference were as follows:


Human Resource Development at the Centre of Service Delivery: Unleashing the Cheetah”


         From policy frameworks to outcomes-based implementation

         Best practice case studies on public service delivery

         Reflections on Human Resource Development (HRD) in the Public Service


The deliberations took place as follows:


Day 1: Transforming public servants into enablers of effective service delivery;

Day 2: Contribution of HRD towards new growth path initiatives in government; and

Day 3: Dynamics and challenges facing HRD and their impact on service delivery in the  

context of globalisation.




At the end of the deliberations, the delegates resolved that there is a need to:


  Strengthen and position PALAMA, as a school of government that offers various programmes designed to enhance competencies of the public servants at various levels;


  Strengthen all HRD related structures of government to give effect to the implementation of


            The Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) processes;

            Mentorship programmes; and

            Monitoring and Evaluation processes to learning and development in the Public Service.


  Embark on a process of developing a system for the professionalization of HRD practitioners for purposes of career planning, pathing, and development in the Public Service.

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