Chinese government managers improve their knowledge and skills by participating in a comprehensive two-phase classroom and experiential training program that takes place in both China and the United States.
Chinese local and provincial public managers can develop their administrative and leadership skills and improve government efficiency and responsiveness through the International Center's comprehensive public management training program. More than 1,200 government managers from cities and provinces including Beijing, Tianjin, Sichuan, Qinghai, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, and Shanghai have participated in the International Center's two-phase training program since its creation in 1999.
During phase one of the program, Chinese officials attend intensive courses delivered in China on such topics as leadership, public management, human resource management, personnel administration, budgeting and finance, local government effectiveness, administrative law, public policy and program evaluation, environmental management, community development, citizen engagement, and more. More than 100 Georgia local government officials and UGA faculty have taken their expertise to China through the International Center's public management training program. These visits also contribute to greater cultural understanding and economic engagement between Georgia and China.
Chinese participants then enter the experiential second phase of training, during which they travel to the United States for a two- to three-week study of federalism.
Delegations tour sites at locations throughout the state of Georgia, Washington, D.C., and New York City. They also meet with elected and career government officials from the local, state, and federal government as well as with private business leaders and representatives from the nonprofit sector.
Through its training programs for Chinese local government officials, internships and study abroad opportunities for UGA students, and its role facilitating relationships between Chinese officials and their counterparts in Georgia, our International Center is making a campus, statewide, and international impact and strengthening the growing ties between Georgia and China.