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During this period of national pause, some public officers will get an opportunity to upgrade their skills and improve their knowledge about Government’s Performance Review and Development System (PRDS).

The Learning and Development Directorate of the Ministry of the Public Service will be offering two online courses – PRDS and You and Team Leading.

PRDS and You is aself-directed online course for officers who are not required to supervise staff.  It will be held from February 15 to March 12. 

The aim of the training is to expose participants to Government’s performance management tool, which is used to evaluate how they execute their work tasks.

The course will cover: What is Performance Management; Benefits of PRDS; The PRDS Cycles; and Rewards and Performance Improvement, among others.

The Team Leading course will be conducted from February 15 to 18, and the participants are expected to include Senior Clerks, Assistant Accountants, Executive Officers and Secretaries.

Participants will be provided with competencies to give direction to their teams, as well as motivate and support them to achieve their objectives and individual goals. 

Some of the topics to be examined are: Essentials of Team Leading, Public Service Rules and Regulations, Conditions of Service, and Managing Conflict and the Grievance Handling Procedure.

Persons interested in registering for the courses may email jo-ann.jordan@mps.gov.bb for the PRDS and You, and laura.taylor@mps.gov.bb for the Team Leading course.

Meanwhile, Dale Carnegie Leadership courses will soon be offered online for senior public officers.  The topics for discussion include: Working Remotely, Managing Workplace Stress, Managing Conflict in the Workplace, Effective Communications and Human Relations, How to Adjust to Change, and How to Communicate with Different Personality Styles.

sharon.austingill-moore@barbados.gov.bb

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