About the Symposium (NSET)

Agenda       Sessions

DoPT in collaboration with UNDP organised a two-day National Symposium on Excellence in Training on April 11-12, 2015 in New Delhi. The symposium was organized in the backdrop of recommendations of the National Training Policy 2012, which stipulates that the training institutions should keep track of latest international trends in training, and constantly upgrade the skills of trainers/faculty members in new and emerging training techniques/methodologies. Under this overarching objective, the Symposium is envisaged to continue providing an annual national platform to faculty, trainers and administrators of National/State Training Institutes; Master/Recognized Trainers; and Training Managers of various Ministries/ Departments/ Cadre Controlling Authorities with the objectives to:

  • Promote sharing of good practices.
  • Emphasize key recommendations of the National Training Policy 2012, and importance of Systematic Approach to Training (SAT).
  • Provide exposure to the trainers on the latest training methodologies and techniques from across the globe.
  • Ensure continuous capacity building of trainers, training managers and administrators in the government sector.
The Symposium offered plenary sessions by international and national experts on the following topics:

  • Comprehensive Training Strategy.
  • Building Institutions of Excellence.
  • Developing Effective Trainers.
  • Innovative Training Methodologies like Case Study Writing and Teaching, and E-learning.
  • Evaluation and Assessment.

These sessions provided exposure to the latest training techniques and methodologies through interaction with national and international experts from leading institutions like the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Indian Institute of Management, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Australia and New Zealand School of Government, Eastern Michigan University, Georgetown University, The World Bank and United National Development Program.

In addition to plenary sessions, the Symposium showcased select good practices/innovations from Central Training Institutions (CTIs) and State Administrative Training Institutions (ATIs) under four thematic tracks/categories:

  • Development of Training Content.
  • Pedagogy and Methodology.
  • Management of Training and Training Establishments.
  • Trainer/Faculty Development.
To recognize good practices and instil a culture of quality and excellence in organizations, one entry in each of the above category BEST PRACTICE AWARDS was felicitated with an “Award for Excellence in Training”.

The NSET through its dynamic website (www.dopt-nset.in) will provide a platform and continuous contact hub for all training practitioners.