Leadership and the critical role of human resource development amid Coronavirus Pandemic

  • Nuphanudin Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia
  • Aan Komariah Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia
  • Nidya Syifa Agna Munthe Institut Pemerintahan Dalam Negeri
  • Widya Fira Lestari Institut Pemerintahan Dalam Negeri
  • Audry C.W. Numbery Institut Pemerintahan Dalam Negeri
  • Rafika Kusumaningrum Institut Pemerintahan Dalam Negeri
  • Cici Meisita Sari Institut Pemerintahan Dalam Negeri
  • Rahim Ihsan Agpar Tanjung Institut Pemerintahan Dalam Negeri
Keywords: Mentoring, Leadership competencies, HRD roles, COVID-19 crisis


The objective of this paper is to investigate the role of national and global leaders and organizations in COVID-19 and examine the new role(s) of human resource development (HRD)) based on the division of pandemics in general, and COVID-19 in particular. The research questions that guide this work are: What leadership skills are required during and after a crisis? And what roles do human resource development practitioners envision in supporting their organizations during and after a crisis? In this manuscript, we propose a number of topics, based on literature and case studies from international and national contexts, that we consider essential skills for leadership practice to apply deal with the global crisis. We explore leadership skills needed in times of crisis, then explore leadership best practice cases in different contexts, followed by reflections on the new roles of research and practice in HRD following a global crisis.