Between 17 and 19 January 2018 National University of Laos (NUOL) in cooperation with other partner universities, namely University of Évora (Portugal), University of Danang (Vietnam), Quy Nhon University (Vietnam), Prince of Songla University (Thailand), Thammasat University (Thailand), Royal University of Phnom Penh (Cambodia), and Svay Rieng (Cambodia), organised the 2nd HR4ASIA Training Workshop in Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR. There were total 25 participants from four Southeast Asian countries, and a trainer from University of Évora (Portugal). Half of the participants were females. In addition, on 20 January 2018, NUOL also organized a traing workshop on the topics Human resource management and Good governance for about 20 administrative staff of NUOL, lectures were given by Prof. Paulo Resende da Silva,

NUOL hosted the 2nd training workshop as part of the Erasmus+ Capacity building programme project “Strategic Human Resources Management for Southeast Asian Universities (HR4ASIA)” activities, coordinated by the University of Danang (Vietnam) and supported by the EU partner institutions (University of Évora, Portugal). The training contents linked to the 1st training workshop in Prince of Songla University (Thailand).

The training workshop focused on competency management and competency management framework. Objectives of the training workshop were to demonstrate the concept and theory of competency management as well as practices. The training workshop combined of the lectures, case-studies, practical exercises of each individual university and group discussions which allow participants to comprehend the theoretical framework and develop practical and leadership skills in competency management.

Apart from highly productive training and discussion, the training workshop created good opportunities for all participants to build good relationship and networking, as well as learn and understand each other cultures and tradition which is crucial for regional and global cooperation. NUOL organised field trip for participants to visit cultural heritage sites and explore local way of life as part of the training. Opening ceremony of the event was broadcasted on Lao National Television, and published in local English newspaper “Vientiane Times”.