Training, key to strategic change: Justice David
HIGHLANDS-based Law and Justice Information Officers (IO) were challenged to use skills learnt at training workshops for strategic changes in their organisations.
Mt Hagen resident judge Justice Allan David reminded participants at the regional training that, unless skills learnt were put to practice, strategic changes will not fully materialise.
"In my view, training programs are essential for a modern knowledge organisation, a strategic tool for change must have a clear purpose.
"Training is an investment that must pay off, hence, training programs such as this are essential for a modern knowledge organisation," said Justice David.
He added that law and justice agencies needed to be in tuned with the changes within the sector as well as the country and abroad.Justice David also said that to change attitudes and behaviour in an organisation was a difficult task, and training, he believed should assist participants to bring about such changes.
"Training is an important strategic tool to change an organisation, therefore, the changes you have to implement to keep your organisation modern, can be difficult to achieve just through the written word," added Justice David.
He also said that training was an expensive investment and sector agencies should ensure, skills are passed onto other staff members.
Participant's respondent, Senior Constable Epenas Nili of the Wabag police thanked the Law and Justice Sector for organising the training.
Mr Nili said most of the participants were based in provinces that had little access to the fundamentals of internet, media and other communication modes.
"This training has lifted our competency to the next level, especially our role as Information Officers."Information and communication is a key aspect of change and I can comfortably say, we all have learnt a lot and are now ready to implement the skills learnt," said Mr Nili.
Over 16 participants from Kainantu, Goroka, Kundiawa, Wabag and Mendi representing the National Judicial Services(NJS), Correctional Service(CS), Police(RPNGC) and the Magisterial Services (MS) were in attendance.
The Law and Justice Secretariat (LJSS) funded the week long course, which was facilitated by senior sector Media and PR officers.