Public servants receive office administration training

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CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT: Participants of the Basic Office Administration Course with their certificates of completion.

CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT: Participants of the Basic Office Administration Course with their certificates of completion.

Public servants who were participants of a Basic Office Administration Course have new methods and techniques to help them handle administration work within their offices. 

The training was held at the Samoa Shipping Corporation Conference Room last week.

Thirty participants invited from government ministries and State-Owned Enterprises were trained on office administration skills which will help improve their organisation’s core functions key themes including:

•Describing what office administration is and how they apply key principles to their works.

•Understanding different areas which cover in office administration work.

•Identifying some of the challenges faces with them in doing administration work in office.

•How better office administration service contributes to the success of the organization.

The majority of participants who attended the training included senior and officer levels whose line of work evolve around Administration and Human Resource area. Participants positively reflected on 3 half days learnt such as:

• The training provided an opportunity for them to broaden their understanding & knowledge on the roles perform by an administrator;

• The training also enables them to learn new skills in performing their work effectively in their workplaces;

• The training allowed discussions to share experiences in office administration;

• The training enabled them to the significant of their roles in achieving their respective offices strategic goals

Taulevā Luteru Togafau from the Samoa Water Authority in Savai’i delivered a thank you speech on behalf of the participants. 

She acknowledged the Office of the Public Service Commission for the opportunity given to learn new knowledge and skills. She mentioned this training does help in building up their capacity performing office administration task. The new learning learned will be utilised in their line of work and will shared it to their work colleagues. 

The Training was conducted by Angela Palu – Phineas, Principal Training & Development Consultant, with Faafetai Vaevaina, Principal Human Resource and Planning Officer.

During certificate presentations, Ms. Angela Palu – Phineas, on behalf of Sarona Esera-Filipo, A.C.E.O. for the Human Resource and Development Division at P.S.C, congratulated the participants. 

She also acknowledged the continuous support from M.N.R.E through G.E.F/ E.W.A.C.C Project, N.Z.Aid and D.F.A.T for making this training possible.

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