María Dapena Gómez

HR & Training Specialist. Master in Human Resources Management, International University of La Rioja (UNIR) with scholarship of academic excellence awarded by the University in attention to professional and academic career.

Degree in Law at University of Salamanca Law School, Spain.

Degree in Public Local Law & Local Administration at University of Santiago de Compostela Law School, Spain, 2003.

Public Manager Acreditation by the National Institute of Public Administration (INAP)-Governement of Spain, 2009.

Diploma in Local Public Management by Spanish Federation of Councils & Provinces (FEMP), 2012.

University degree in the Oxford Program in Leadership for Innovation, Merton College, Oxford, United Kingdom. Management training program in English conducted in collaboration with the International University of La Rioja. August 6-10, 2018 (2 ECTS-European Academic Space University Credits). Methodology and processes of Design Thinking, Storytelling, presentation of projects and innovative leadership

HR & Training Area Chief at Vigo City Council, Spain, since 2006. Public Manager & Civil servant.

University of Oxford, United Kingdom (Department of Continuing Education) Course of specialization in "Psychology: an introduction".

Harvard Kennedy School student, Public Leadership Credential, 2021-2023 cohort.

Member of the Society for Human Resource Management, May 2021.

Member of the Human Resources Community of the Province Council of Barcelona (CORH) since 2012.

Human resources, leadership, public management, civil service law, strategic planning, training & learning specialist since 2008.

Specialist teacher of public servants in Spain since 2008 at many different Administrations: State Administration of Spain, Province Council of Barcelona, Government of Spain, Province Council of Granada, Province Council of Seville, Province Council of Pontevedra, Vigo City Council, Pontevedra City Council, Spanish Federation of Councils & Provinces, Catalonian Federation of Councils (FMC); Galician School of Public Administration (EGAP) et al.

Professor of the Master in Local Public Management (on line) of the CEMCI (Province Council of Granada, Spain) in collaboration with the Andalusian Institute of Public Administration (IAAP) - participation in the module of Legal Regime of the Local Public Employee (Academic Director of the Module: Mr. Xavier Boltaina Bosch).

Speaker in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 in the conference on "Techniques of Human Resource Management" convened by the Spanish Federation of Councils & Provinces (FEMP), Spain.

Trainer of Trainers by the University Antonio de Nebrija, Spain (110h) -4 ECTS credits, 2017.

Workplace harassment Specialist, 2017.

 Member of the "Human Resources & Civil Service Management & Leadership Advisor Group" at Spanish Federation of Councils & Provinces (FEMP) since 2011.

Researcher at GIGAPP Community about human resources & civil service on local Administrations since 2012, introducing the presentation "The rationalization of the local public sector: impacts in the planning and management of human resources and perspectives of reorientation", Number gtvx, in VI International Congress of the Research Group in Government, Administration and Public policies, GIGAPP). Madrid, Spain, National Institute of Public Administration, 2015.

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