“For the best return on your money, pour your purse into your head.”
Further to a comprehensive Staff Training Needs Analysis conducted in February and March of this Year, during the week of 10 June, PASO Staff took part in a week-long training session covering key business skills such as Time Management, Leadership, Minute-Taking, Facilitation, etc.
The sessions were led by James Alderton, a Business Executive with over 30 years of experience, and an outstanding trainer with broad knowledge. James’s skill set was sourced thorough PDT, a corporate training provider based in Australia. The PDT team were able to quickly identify a talented trainer that could cover all the diverse topic areas PASO had requested.
One of the most memorable takeaways from the Time Management session was to “Eat The Frog“; PASO staff have now converted to this method, and plenty a frogs are being eaten at PASO premises every day, with tangible improvement in effective time management.
The training sessions were also attended by a number of CAA Vanuatu staff members, who enjoyed the materials and the opportunity to share experiences and insights with PASO staff.
As noted by PASO Operations Manager, Netava Waqa, this was the first time in the organization’s history that PASO Staff went though a formal needs assessment and training exercise of this type. The training was made possible with generous funding from the World Bank, under the PASO Reform Project.