The Colombo Plan Staff College (CPSC) and the Banking and Finance Institute of Nepal (BFIN) co-organized a 4-day training program focused on imparting the need to develop an effective human resources management in the Nepalese banking sector. It was held from September 23-26, 2019 and involved the participation of 11 human resources managers in head offices and branches of Nepalese banks.

This is a third of such cooperation between the two organizations for this year, further demonstrating the trust and commitment that both organizations have pursued to further improve the human resources capability of the Nepalese banking and finance industry.

The program was supervised by the Director General, Dr. Ramhari Lamichhane and coordinated by the Seconded Faculty Consultant, Dr. Vijay Patil. CPSC’s Faculty Specialists, namely Engr. Sanyog Bhattarai and Engr. Abdul Ghani Rajput were tapped as additional resource persons. Prof. Richard Javier from the Human Resources Development Office of the University of the Philippines-Manila, was also invited as an external resource person.

The following topics were discussed during the 4-day activity: (1) Self-assessment on managerial traits; (2) human resource planning; (3) recruitment and selection of human resources; (4) motivation management for the retention of staff; (5) Dynamics to be an effective team player; (6) performance appraisal for effective HR management; (7) stress and conflict management for enhancement and (8) application of ICT and digital technology for effective HR management.

A visit to the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) in Ayala Avenue, Makati City and the Asian Development Bank in Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City was also organized to expose the participants to the effective HR practices of another international organization based in Manila was also embarked.

In addition, a cultural trip to Canyon Cove Resort in Nasugbu, Batangas, as well as other interesting tourist sights and landmarks in Metro Manila were also pursued to expose the participants on the beautiful sceneries of the host country.

The participants during the classroom sessions

During the visit to ADB Headquarters in Ortigas Center, Manila.

Group Photo in the Canyon Cove reception area in Nasugbu, Batangas.