Today, I got up earlier than usual as I had to join in the first day of a series of seminars on Public Policy jointly-organized by Central Officials Training Institute (COTI) and KDI School of Public Policy and Management titled 2011 Global Government Officials Seminar on International Policy. This event took placed at COTI, which is around 1-1.5hrs drive from Seoul.
Today, I surprisingly felt different than ordinary day – feeling like I’m not in Korea, but elsewhere English-speaking and in a truly academic setting! I felt good and looking forward for more of it… cos I’m too full of Korean language class environment, honestly!
Each session was full of insights and new knowledge for me, plus with other fellow participants – including other international students from KDI School as well as our fellow Korean counterparts who are newly-recruited G5 public officials undertaking 6-month training at COTI before dispatching to their own respective agency/ministry.
This series of seminars is hold every Friday running from today til Oct 14 – in total of 5 seminars covering various subjects and topics. Another great thing in it is the opportunity to network with other fellow participants, exchanging experience and ideas… and hopefully, in the future we will cross our path again…
All for now, if I have more time, I might better organize my thoughts and repost a better summary!
Ah, lastly, I LOVE the tagline/slogan of COTI – as followings:
Think BIG, think FAST, think FAIR!