Sessions generally started at 8.30am and 1.30pm respectively, being held at various MoEHRD venues over 5 days. Presenters from the DPA familiarized the addressees with the functioning of its various sections, and provided clarification about the adjustments expected of the PCs under the newly announced arrangement.
Without a good plan, it is possible for an employee of an organisation to be extremely hard-working, and simultaneously be totally unproductive. It must be ensured that the employee’s efforts are aligned with the goals of the establishment.
On the final day, two representatives from the World Bank provided training on Performance Monitoring and Evaluation. They cautioned that if an organization has too many priorities, then nothing is a priority. Participants were eventually given an opportunity to determine one priority of their respective institution, and illustrate how this could be expressed in numerical form allowing for an easy comparison from one year to the next.
The need to retain well-managed, accessible records was also discussed, as these are an invaluable aid in shaping policy. Talking of records, if you just cannot find that old school report from Term 3 of 1980, the National Archives has a copy, apparently!