The EXCO: The EXCO includes the chairperson (who is the first deputy chairperson of the Council) and 11 other members nominated by the Council. The primary function of EXCO is to oversee and monitor the execution of Council decisions. The EXCO reports to and is directly accountable to the Plenary. The EXCO includes Champions, who are members of Council and will act as a link between Council, Standing Committees and external stakeholders relevant to their work area. The EXCO could also include champions who are respected people from any constituency of Council who have influence, with social standing and have the ability to create buy in to the work of Council. The EXCO also includes a full-time coordinator and scribe from the Secretariat.
Established In July 2011, the Provincial Coordinating Forum aims to ensure the coordination, alignment and integration of the human resource development principles with the Provincial Growth and Development Plans (PGDP). The main area of focus is on human resource and skills development and Local Economic Development Plans. This forum has encouraged provinces to form their own HRD Provincial Councils in the Premiers offices to tackle their unique challenges. Stipulations of the Human Resource Development Strategy ensure quarterly progress reports of urgent provincial HRD goals. These reports serve as valuable information for gaining broader insight and understanding into human resource and skills development across South Africa.