Public servants get training on project management

30 August 2018, 12:00AM

PHOTO: 1st Row (L-R): Posenai Patu(NHS), Malili Po Ching (STA), Faletao Polutea (MWTI), Susan Piket (Trainer), Sydney Faasau (Oloamanu Manager), Sarona Esera (ACEO HRD), Moria Tauaanae (SLAC), Fuaselela Iupeli (NHS Savaii), Elizabeth Toomata (MWTI)

2nd Row (L-R): Olive Kaio(MJCA), Tyron Lam (SAA) Pointsettia Epati (SBS), Tilianamua Aloalii (MWTI), Temukisa Faumuina (MESC), Pafuti Miller (SWA), Dikaiosune Tamāli’I (MPMC), Ilovea Faamatuainu (MCIL), Darlene Finau-Betham (SPA), Tauatia Tuimauga (MPE), Miriama Elisaia (MNRE), Ogeai Auapaau (SSS), Imeleta Luatimu (MOP), Andrew Chadwick (MFR), Rosita Nickel (SIFA), Verutina Isaia- Iosia (MESC), Amia Mauigoa (DBS), Uelese Tupuola (MCIT)

3rd Row (L-R): Anarosa Latulipe (MAF), Sharon Boyson (MJCA), Christopher Fruean (EPC), Iopu Leaana (SPCS), Grace Malaga (MNRE), Rosalie Liu Kuey (AG), Sharon Roma  (MCIL), Uputaua Lauvi (MCIL), Lagi Faanati (MOH), Kalameli Soo (MWTI), Talauati Sione (MESC), Jeremiah Lafaele (NUS)

4th Row (L-R): Tolagi Opetaia (MOF), Junior Faamau (LTA), Timothy Komiti (SQA), Leicester Cook (MWTI), John Tusiupu (NKF), Isaako Leota (SPA), Richard Sale (SSC)


The Public Service Commission (P.S.C.) and the Oloamanu Centre for Professional Development and Continuing Education – N.U.S. delivered its first Samoa In-Country Training Programme last week.

Based on Project Management, the training was held at the Ministry of Health Conference Room at Moto’otua.

This programme, a press statement said, was designed to ensure that all public servants must be able to manage a variety of critical projects which will impact the sector as a whole.

Forty-six participants invited from Government Ministries and State-owned enterprises were trained on tools and ideas on how to manage project itself, with key themes:

• Describe what project management is and how it applies to their work in the Samoa Public Service;

• Explain and apply the key principles of project management to the work in the S.P.S.;

• Understand how to apply the life cycle of project management to their work;

• Develop a framework for project management; and

• Demonstrate an ability to manage the scope of a project. 

According to the statement, the calibre of participants who attended the training included A.C.E.Os, principal and senior officers who manage their organisation’s projects. 

The statement added participants reflected on day five lessons and provided positive feedback such as:

• The training gave added knowledge and skills on how to effectively conduct Project in their workplace;

• Gain understanding of Project Planning and programming framework;

• Knowing more how to identify main challenge of project management; 

• Demonstrating the five stages of project management;

• The training identifying, creating and appraising the project; and 

• The training also enabled participants to create networks.

Samoa Airport Authority Principal Safety Auditor, Tyron Lam on behalf the participants, acknowledged the knowledge and skills acquired from the training, which they will apply in their respective work places.

Public Service Commission, A.C.E.O. Human Resource and Development Division, Sarona Esera, in presenting certificates to the participants congratulated them and acknowledged their participation during the training. 

She also acknowledged the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment for their continuous support through partnership with Globally Environmentally Facility under the Economy Wide Adaptation to Climate Change project. 

She also acknowledged the support of the Government of Samoa (Oloamanu Centre for Professional Development & Continuing Education – N.U.S.) and the Development Partners (N.Z.M.F.A.T. and D.F.A.T.), through the continuation of the vital capacity building initiative for all sectors in Samoa, under the Education Sector Support Programme 2015 - 2018. 

The training was conducted by Susan Piket, with Sheila Warren (Human Resource Development Officer) as the co-ordinator.

30 August 2018, 12:00AM
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