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The Civil Service College formulates training policies and provides support to bureaux and departments in training and development matters. Its four core functions are senior executive development; national studies programmes; consultancy services for bureaux / departments on human resource management (HRM) initiatives; and promotion of a continuous learning culture in the civil service.

(1) Senior Executive Development

Leadership development programmes, including national studies programmes, enable directorate and would-be directorate officers to acquire new skills, adopt best practices, and develop new ideas for meeting the challenges ahead. The College also offers advisory service to bureaux / departments on appropriate training to support directorate succession planning.

(2) National Studies and Training Services

The College arranges national studies and the Basic Law training for civil servants at various ranks. These programmes include national studies programmes co-organised with renowned institutions and universities in the Mainland of China, e.g. the National Academy of Governance, Tsinghua University, Peking University, the Foreign Affairs University, Zhejiang University, Nanjing University, Wuhan University, Jinan University and Sun Yat-sen University. The College also organises a staff exchange programme with major cities, thematic visits to the Mainland of China and a series of thematic seminars held locally. In addition, the College offers courses, thematic seminars, learning resources and promotional activities to deepen civil servants' understanding of the Basic Law.

(3) Human Resource Management Consultancy Services

The College partners with bureaux / departments to enhance their HRM capacity. Consultancy and advisory services include: promoting good HRM practices; facilitating bureaux / departments in rolling out and managing change initiatives; developing competencies required of different grades and ranks; reviewing and designing performance management systems; conducting training needs analysis; and assisting in planning and organising training activities.

(4) Promotion of a Continuous Learning Culture and E-learning

The College offers a broad range of e-learning resources through the web-based learning portal – Cyber Learning Centre Plus (“CLC Plus”). It works closely with bureaux / departments to launch dedicated portals and learning resources on specific themes to promote the use of e-learning, and provides consultancy services and technical support on web resource development and formulation of e-learning strategies. Departments may make use of the "CLC Plus" platform to provide department-specific training resources to their staff. The College also operates a Learning Resource Centre to promote continuous learning among civil servants.

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