The Seoul Human Resources Development Center(SHRDC) of Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) has been contributing to solving global urban issues by sharing Seoul’s urban policies through international training programs. The Center invites foreign city officials to 5-10 day international programs including lectures, policy presentation by foreign cities, site visits, and interactive discussions. The main themes of the training programs include insights, issue, and challenges arising in the urban development area in the world and the following particular topics in the training programs : smart city, sustainable mobility and climate change. However, due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the center temporarily stopped invitation-based offline international training programs. Instead, the center implemented several pilot online training programs successfully in 2020. Based on the experience of providing trial online training programs in 2020, SHRDC will continue to provide its online international training programs in 2021. Please visit SHRDC webpage for more information.
SHRDC : Headquarters of the Metropolis International Training Institute (MITI)
The learning and capacity building programs have always been pillars of Metropolis – World Association of Major Metropolises. City officials and decision-makers need to enhance their knowledge and skills. In response to our members’ demands, the Metropolis International Institute (MII) was created 25 years ago in Montréal as a network with training centers in Seoul, Mashhad, and Cairo.
The Seoul Human Resources Development Center of Seoul Metropolitan Government is the headquarters of the Metropolis International Training Institute and together with the regional centers of Cairo, Mashhad and Mexico City offers programs tailored to the needs of their respective regions. Please visit SHRDC webpage for more information.