Officers in the public service will soon have an opportunity to sign up for self- directed learning (SDL) courses, which will allow them to study at their own pace.
This disclosure has come from Director of the Learning and Development Directorate (LDD) of the Ministry of the Public Service, Fay-Marie Browne, who said four courses would be available towards the end of May. She listed them as: Developing Research Skills; The Administrative Function; Writing Briefs and Report Writing.
Mrs. Browne continued: “We will be transitioning many of our face-to-face learning products into self-directed learning courses. Public officers can enroll and take various courses at their own pace, and test themselves using the self-check tests which will be provided. These SDL courses reflect the new realities of the public service in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
She noted that the LDD, formerly known as the Training Administration Division, was working tirelessly to remain responsive to the learning needs of the public service.
“So, in addition to our in-service training packages, which are now being offered in the virtual classroom – the SDL, the webinars and synchronous courses, we are working with ministries, departments and agencies to assist them with customized learning responses,” she explained.
In addition, Mrs. Browne said the LDD was conducting some service-wide training in MS Teams to facilitate the virtual collaboration of work teams within and across ministries.
Meanwhile, she disclosed that the directorate will be hosting its third webinar on Wednesday, May 20, on the topic: Safe Work, Safe Environment, Safe People.
She pointed out that there was an “excellent” response to the previous webinars, with about 200 public officers participating in each session.
Public officers are reminded that the LDD may be contacted by email at LD@mps.gov.bb, and 535-6700 or 535-6703 from next Monday, May 18.