STUDY TOURS

professional training program

The Hobby Center for Public Policy coordinates various professional training programs annually for Global Unisource, Inc. Global Unisource offers study tours focusing on American government, economics, education and business practices for professionals in China. Tailored for each group – be it government officials and staff, educators or administrators – the sessions are conducted by faculty of the University of Houston, University of Houston-Clear Lake, and the University of St. Thomas.

Previous programs have focused on topics such as American Government, Education, Public Administration, Project Management, Engineering, Intellectual Property Law, and Finance & Accounting.

David Guo, president of Global Unisource, Inc (left in photo) and a public administration program participant present a gift from China to Don Sumners, Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector and Voter Registrar.

In addition to classroom lectures, the programs include site visits to locations such as the Capitol in Austin, Houston City Hall, and the office of the Harris County Clerk.

Interactive class discussions and field trips to federal, state and local government agencies enhance the learning experience and make their visit to the United States a memorable one.

David Guo, president of Global Unisource, Inc (left in photo) and a public administration program participant present a gift from China to Don Sumners, Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector and Voter Registrar.

  • Ethics in Public Admin

    Ethics in Public Administration, July 2013.  View more.

  • 2012-2013 Intellectual Property Law visiting scholars.

    2012-2013 Intellectual Property Law visiting scholars.  View more.

  • 2011 Public Administration Program Participants and Council Member Sue Lovell

    2011 Public Administration Program Participants and Council Member Sue Lovell

  • Director of Communications and Voter Outreach, Hector de Leon and Voter Outreach Coordinator, Teneshia Hudspeth explain the importance of the Harris County Clerk's Elections Division.

    Director of Communications and Voter Outreach, Hector de Leon and Voter Outreach Coordinator, Teneshia Hudspeth explain the importance of the Harris County Clerk's Elections Division.

  • Public Administration Program Participants from the City of Ningbo, China, 2011

    Public Administration Program Participants from the City of Ningbo, China, 2011

  • Professionals from China's Ningbo Finance and Taxation Bureau Visit the Harris County Tax Office, 2009

    Professionals from China's Ningbo Finance and Taxation Bureau Visit the Harris County Tax Office, 2009

  • Legal Professionals from China's Zhejiang Province Attending a Lecture on Intellectual Property, 2009

    Legal Professionals from China's Zhejiang Province Attending a Lecture on Intellectual Property, 2009

  • 2009 Houston Mayoral Forum - Just One of Many Events Program Participants Attended

    2009 Houston Mayoral Forum - Just One of Many Events Program Participants Attended

  • Participants Visiting Judge Hinde of the 269th District Court of Harris County, Texas, 2009

    Participants Visiting Judge Hinde of the 269th District Court of Harris County, Texas, 2009

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  • Sinopec Participants at the Alamo, 2006

    Sinopec Participants at the Alamo, 2006

  • Visiting 3
  • Visiting 4
  • Visiting the Harris County's Human Resources & Risk Management Department The session was led by Joyce Cambric, Assistant Director.

    Visiting the Harris County's Human Resources & Risk Management Department The session was led by Joyce Cambric, Assistant Director.

  • Visiting the 80th District Court with Judge Lynn Bradshaw Hull, December 2007

    Visiting the 80th District Court with Judge Lynn Bradshaw Hull, December 2007

Chinese Delegation Learns About Texas-Style Constituent Service

Pictured: Mr. He, Kai, Deputy Director of Administration, Hangzhou, People’s Government

Check out the Hangzhou delegation's visit to the City of Houston.

Pictured: Mr. He, Kai, Deputy Director of Administration, Hangzhou, People’s Government


About Global Unisource, Inc.

The China Association for International Exchange of Personnel (CAIEP) has recognized Global Unisource, Inc. as a certified service provider in the United States since 1993. Working with the Hobby Center for Public Policy, the City of Houston Cape Training Center and Texas A&M University, Global Unisource has earned an international reputation for excellence in executive education programs. According to Global Unisource president David Guo, "Our study tours play an important role in U.S.-China relations by promoting an awareness of the different government and business cultures found in the two countries. The sessions provide Chinese leaders an understanding of the role of the U.S. government and how the market economy works."