Training and further education of Malaysian civil servants

The Malaysian government is working to promote the industrialization of the country. In order for it to continue its rapid development towards becoming an industrial nation, its private companies need to develop into competitive partners on the international markets. The conditions for this process are defined by the Malaysian government. In 1996, Carl Duisberg Centren developed a training and further education program for management personnel in Malaysia's government ministries so that they could offer targeted support for this objective. After start-up in 1996, the programm has been successfully continued in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012.

Contents and objectives of the program

The "Private sector attachment and training program for senior Malaysian public sector executives in German companies" is set up as a modular training program. During an introductory seminar, participants are prepared for their stay in Germany. After this, they are given on-the-job training in the Malaysian premises of German companies, where they are able to gain insight into the workflows, organizations and decision-making structures. In Germany, these ministry employees take part in a seminar where they find out about such topics as modern project management, good governance and public-private partnerships. The course concludes with training in German companies in which the participants have the chance to become acquainted with the application of the latest management techniques.

Establishing networks

For German companies, this program offers the opportunity to establish contacts in the Malaysian ministries and thus help to secure their business activities. Among the renowned companies who have participated to date are BMW, Technoplast, Blohm und Voss, BraunMedical, SAP, Bosch Automotive Lighting, Bayer, Schenker, Kuka and Sick.

Monitoring success through the use of evaluations

This management training, which has been going on successfully for many years, is greatly valued by the Malaysian government. The program is also supported by the German embassy in Kuala Lumpur. The excellent efficiency of the program has been confirmed by the evaluations conducted upon its conclusion by Carl Duisberg Centren and the Public Service Department in Malaysia.