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IFTDO Global HRD Awards 2015

IFTDO announces the Global HRD Awards 2015 in three categories:

1. Best HRD Practice
2. Improved Quality of Working Life
3. Research Excellence Award

There will be three Awards:

One overall Winner prize of $5000, a memento and a Certificate to note their achievement and two Category prizes of $2000, a memento each (one from each category) and a Certificate to note their achievement.
In addition, the cost of cheapest economy air fare plus 2-nights hotel accommodation for one representative each of the Winner and the Runners-up for attending the Award ceremony will be met by IFTDO.
Certificates of Merit awardees, if any, will have to attend the Award ceremony at their own cost.

Certificates of Merit may also be awarded to some other entries with notable achievements.

Detailed Award Announcement:

IFTDO-Global HRD Award 2015

Rules of Entry:
IFTDO-Global HRD Award 2015-Rules of Entry

Entry Forms:

Cat I - Best HRD Practice
Cat II - Improved Quality of Working Life:

IFTDO-Global HRD Award 2015 Entry Form-Cat I & II

Cat III-Research:
IFTDO-Global HRD Award 2015 Entry Form-Cat III-Research

Key Deadline
Global HRD Awards 2015
Last date for submission of Entries:
February 28, 2015 5pm (GMT)

Decision by the Judging Panel:
April 30, 2015

Presentation of Awards at the 44th IFTDO World Conference in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
August 24-27, 2015

IFTDO Research Project
IFTDO had invited proposals for our joint research project with Universities Forum for Human Resource Development (UFHRD) on International Comparisons of HRD Practice. This exciting research initiative is the result of our strategic alliance and reciprocal membership with the UFHRD.

After analysing all proposals received, the Research Project has been awarded to
Professor Jim Stewart,
Professor of Human Resource Development, Coventry Business School.

The project is entitled
‘International Comparisons of International HRD Practice’
and will establish a base line for future research on a regional basis. It will provide valuable perspectives on HRD practice for our global membership and facilitate the exchange of ideas and knowledge across cultures.

IFTDO Contact
Dr. Uddesh Kohli
Secretary General, IFTDO
S-50, Greater Kailash-1
New Delhi - 110048, India

Tel. : +91-11-41619842
Mob: +91-9811273142
Fax : +91-11-26451604


44th IFTDO World Conference

Hosts: Malaysian Society of Learning & Development



Conference Venue:

KL Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

For sponsorship and exhibition enquiries or booking, please contact:

Ms. Aishah Ismail
Chair of Communication, Social and Protocol
Mr. Shamsul Zahrin Sulaiman
Mr. Omar Ismail
Chair of Finance



Important Dates :

Full paper submission for selected paper 31 January 2015
Submission of hand outs & Presentation slides 30 June 2015

Please email the Technical and Research Committee for all enquiries and clarification with regards to the Call for Papers.

Please send all emails to


March 22 - 24, 2016
Hosts: Bahrain Society for Training and Development

IFTDO's Engagement with UN Global Compact

Dr. Uddesh Kohli, Secretary General, IFTDO, attended the UN Global Compact Board meeting on July 1-2, 2014 at United Nations, New York.
IFTDO became signatory to UNGC a few years ago.
UNGC is the world's largest CSR initiative being implemented in 130 countries with over 8000 signatories- businesses, companies, international organizations, civil society organisations, etc. It is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour,environment and anti-corruption.

Information on UNGC is available on

UNGC International Board

IFTDO Secretary General with UN Secretary General


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Date:    24 - 27 August 2015
Venue: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Host:    Malaysian Society of Learning &               Development


Annette Hartenstein-Waugh, died of ovarian cancer on December 8, 2014.

Born Annette Fishbein in Bronx, NY, a graduate of CCNY, Dr. Hartenstein earned advanced degrees at University of Chicago and University of Southern California, Dr. Hartenstein's career with the federal government, OPM and GAO, ended in 1996. Thereafter, she was editor of publications for International Federation of Training and Development Organizations until 2013.

An expert in workforce development, her consulting work took her to Egypt, Russia, Thailand and Poland. Her travels took her to more than 100 countries. Earlier in life and for two years she taught English as a second language in Israel.

Among lifetime highlight achievements were assistant professor at the University of Southern California, adjunct professor of management at Federal Executive Institute, manager of citizen participation in poverty alleviation programs for the City of Chicago, and mid-west regional director of B'nai B'rith women. In recent years, she worked as legislative aide in the Maryland House of Delegates and Maryland Senate. An ardent supporter of citizens' voices in matters most concerning them, she served as Vice President of Maryland and D.C. AFL-CIO and was active in the Maryland and DC Chapter of the Alliance for Retired Americans, and also as volunteer for United Seniors of Maryland and the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare. She worked tirelessly for the welfare of seniors, speaking in support of Medicare in July of this year before a US House of Representatives assembly at the celebration of the 49th anniversary of Medicare. She also was an active organizer of a workshop at the United Nations in August of this year on Employable Skills.

She is survived by her husband of 30 years, David Waugh, of the home address, a brother, Harvey, in Florida, a niece, Staci, in Nevada, a step-son, Steve, in Maryland, and a step-daughter, Rachel in California.

IFTDO Global HRD Award 2014


Overall Winner and Improved Quality of Working Life Category Winner:
Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., India
Winner entry from India

Best HRD Practice Category Winner:
FESTO in Co-operation with Change International Ltd, Germany
Winner entry from Germany

Research Excellence Category Winner:
Dr. Roland K. Yeo, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia
Winner entry Research Excellence


Best HRD Practice:
Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia
CERTIFICATE OF MERIT entry for Best HRD Practice

Best HRD Practice:
National Academy of Civil Services, Taiwan, R.O.C

Best HRD Practice:
Abbott Ireland , Ireland
CERTIFICATE OF MERIT entry for Best HRD Practice

Best HRD Practice:
Civil Service Training Center, Taichung, Taiwan , R.O.C.

Improved Quality of Working Life:
National Academy of Civil Services, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Research Excellence:
Dr. Jane Turner and Professor Sharon Mavin,
Newcastle Business School,
Northumbria University, UK ,
Associate Professor Gina Grandy
University of Regina, Canada

Research Excellence:
Dr. Bart Tkaczyk , Fulbright Scholar
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Research Excellence:
R. Chithra, Department of International Business,
School of Management, Pondicherry University, India


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