The conference took place on 12th June at Hotel Restaurant LUX, Mitrovica South, and on 13th June at the IBCM north campus.
Mitrovica Innovations 2015 – Skills, Skills, Skills discussed potentials and challenges for human resource development as a key challenge and opportunity for economic development with particular focus on agribusiness and agriculture, small and early stage enterprises as well as human resource development in public administration.
The event brought together regional and international experts, including from Sweden, the UK, the USA and Macedonia, and stakeholders and partners from diverse areas including the private and public sectors, academia and education, international donors and financing institutes. The MITROVICA INNOVATIONS conference provided a platform for innovative thinking and for generating a strong impulse for local and regional networking and for future-oriented policy-making.
The conference held discussions on three leading topics: human resource development in agribusiness, human resource challenges and opportunities for small and early-stage enterprises and human resource development in public administration.
Human Resource Development in Agribusiness
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Human resource challenges and opportunities for small and early stage enterprises
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A wide ranging approach is needed in order to get the most out of people and workers. This relates to skills, capabilities, and behaviour, but also instilling values in the public sector work environment including: respect for diversity, integrity, and professionalism. These are important soft areas that need to be instilled in students.
Specific skill sets that are valuable include being able to work in teams and managing your own individual tasks; communication and presentation skills, and the need to be adaptable to the work environment.
The challenge is that highly skilled workers will leave an unrewarding work environment to seek chances for better salaries abroad, or to work for international organisations for a higher salary.
The International Business College Mitrovica (IBCM) in Kosovo is an internationally registered not-for-profit educational foundation. IBCM offers internationally accredited bachelor degrees. IBCM is a multi-ethnic organization with campuses on both sides of the River Ibar in Mitrovica. All programmes at IBCM are taught in English. Since its establishment in 2010, IBCM has achieved a success record and reputation for providing high-quality international education at an affordable rate for students from all nationalities of the Republic of Kosovo and neighbouring countries. IBCM is providing substantial support to Kosovo minority groups. IBCM graduates achieve a professional employment rate of 75%.
IBCM International Business College Mitrovica has been supported by the Government of Kosovo as well as by a group of international donor countries, including Sweden, The Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Denmark. Since 2014, the European Commission is also providing support to the college.
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