Training and Corporate Capacity Building

In line with the goals of increasing the quality and efficiency of the services provided by local administrations, of economic use of resources, revealing the existing potential, mobilizing and improving the resources in line with the goals and objectives of the institution, making the processes of selecting and training human resources qualified, Marmara Municipalities Union develops joint programs by collaborating with universities, public sector, private sector, non-governmental organizations and international experts.

In this context, the works undertaken include legislation in relation to local governments, personal development, advanced management, management and system development, examples of good practice as well as training activities to increase the knowledge, skills and competencies of the municipality employees and to solve the problems in practice.

The main goal of the trainings is to offer the trainings with a certain discipline and reward the participants with a certification, and to contribute to the corporate capacity development of the municipalities by increasing the qualifications of the municipal employees. In this context, a three-level training program is followed:

  • In-Service Training Programs: These are practice-focused programs in which the training subjects are selected after analyzing the training needs of the requestor institution.
  • Public Training Programs: These are training programs that are open to general public, where subjects are determined according to the current legislation changes or according to needs and discussed regularly in member provincial centers.
  • Certified Training Programs: These are the package trainings consisting of different course titles with an interdisciplinary approach, usually covering a period of a few weeks or longer, aiming to develop the expertise of the participants in a specific field and to broaden their horizons, and the participants are certified at the end of the training.
  • Manager Training Programs: These are the programs specially designed for individuals, groups and institutions by considering the goals and expectations of the institution together with global developments for those who have managerial positions in municipalities or who are manager candidates.