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.