From 27 September to 1 October at the Moscow branch of Rosatom Technical Academy, the second face-to-face part of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Training Course on Human Resource Management for New or Expanding Nuclear Power Programmes was held. In accordance with the IAEA hybrid approach to the implementation of the training courses, the programme was divided into two parts – virtual and face-to-face. The first virtual part of the Training Course was held from 18 to 20 May 2021.
Supplementing the theoretical component provided in the virtual part, the face-to-face event included group work, business games and practical exercises using OCTOPUS software for human resource management for partner countries of the State Atomic Energy Corporation “Rosatom”. Participants evaluated the human resources involved in the development of a national nuclear energy programme and developed skills to identify the necessary categories of personnel.
On behalf of the IAEA, Ms. Lisa Lande, Nuclear Human Resources Development Specialist at the IAEA Division of Nuclear Power, opened the Training Course. Ms. Maria Oseeva, Head of Nuclear Infrastructure Project Office at Rusatom Overseas JSC, made a welcoming speech from the Russian side. Practical exercises using OCTOPUS software were conducted by the All-Russian Research Institute for Nuclear Power Plants Operation (VNIIAES).
The face-to-face training was provided to 11 representatives from 10 countries. Conducting the event in two consecutive formats provided participants with in-depth theoretical knowledge and active interaction with experts and colleagues from other countries.
Interregional Training Courses on Human Resource Management have been organized by Rosatom Technical Academy together with the IAEA since 2017 as part of the extrabudgetary contribution of the Russian Federation to the implementation of projects of the IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme.
The Training Course is a part of the series of events conducted in cooperation between IAEA and the State Atomic Energy Corporation “Rosatom” within the extra-budgetary contribution of the Russian Federation to the implementation of the IAEA Technical Cooperation projects for the development of nuclear infrastructure in newcomer countries.