Korean officials begin long-term programs at LOGODI
- On February 21, 2018, a commencement ceremony for this year’s incoming trainees in long-term programs took place, recording an attendance of over 400 officials from across Korea.
- The Minister of the Interior and Safety along with newly appointed LOGODI President Park Byungho presided to formally induct the 387 trainees and deliver remarks of encouragement for the duration to come.
- The event marked the start of the year’s five ten-month programs for senior and managerial officials from metropolitan, provincial, city, county, and district governments in Korea, separately customized for senior policy managers (37), senior leaders (114), junior leaders (140), global leaders (28), and women leaders (68).
- As LOGODI’s longest-term series of courses, the programs collectively set out to cultivate the capacities and leadership skills demanded in the positions served by the trainees at their respective local governments.
- The 28 "global leaders" later completed a three-day retreat for "self-transformative"training in Namwon City at the start of this year's Global Leaders Program, to delve into what it means to be a global leader and share their ideas and visions for the course of their study and beyond.
- At the retreat, a special talk on issues related to multiculturalism in the UK was delivered by Mr. Martin Fryer, Director of the British Council in Korea. LOGODI has partnered with the British Council for this year's Global Leaders Program, in which instructors from the institution will coach the trainees in business English and later administer an Aptis test, designed to assess skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
- Over the coming months, the trainees will take a series of courses in English alongside study in policy, international protocol, public service values, and other areas, and increase their expertise in the events industry (or, "MICE"), international exchange, and the attraction of foreign investment.
- LOGODI's Global Leaders Program was launched in 2016, and has taken place annually since.