From May 12 until May 14 2021 an onboarding training for new national GIZ staff took place in Beijing, China. The three day training was designed to introduce working procedures and strengthen team spirit. The training included information on the structure of GIZ and GIZ China, cooperation with Chinese partners, working procedures and possible career paths. The participants rated the training as positive and particularly emphasized the interactive design, the friendly atmosphere, and the responsiveness to individual concerns.
The session held on May 12 helped new members of GIZ China to understand profile, vision, and strategies of the GIZ as well as the GIZ’s organizational structure and the portfolio in China. Further, the cooperation with Chinese partners was introduced. Sessions were followed by group discussions, and members of GIZ China prepared a panel discussion to provide different perspectives on the work of the GIZ. The sessions on May 13 were focused on GIZ-internal processes and structures, such as contract and procurement regulations and digital tools, and the day was finalized with a team building activity. On May 14, participants were informed about the GIZ’s Human Resource Management, and introduced to representatives of the national staff. Subsequently, a session on intercultural communication was held by Chinese and German staff, and participants prepared group projects that they presented to the plenum.