Outreach staff exchange ideas

October 17, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Training workshop for ICARDA outreach staff:
new processes, risk analysis, team building

Forty staff from 13 ICARDA regional and country offices gathered in Beirut, 16-20 September, to attend an Accountants and Administrators Training Workshop.  The workshop focused on recently established processes and software for finance, information technology, recruitment and procurement; and staff responsibilities to support internal audit processes. The course was organized jointly by Mr Sharat Kumar, Acting Head, Human Resources; Mr Erwin Lopez, Director of Finance; and staff from the Beirut office.

The participants, working in teams, drafted risk management frameworks for each outreach program, which will feed into the overall ICARDA risk analysis. They also helped revise the ICARDA Outreach Manual; an updated version will be published later this year.

Feedback about the workshop was very positive. For example: “Shared a common platform where we can interact openly about our concerns and expectations…” “ I am now in a position to identify my goals and role to achieve my mission…”

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