In a quest to reawaken the team for the task ahead after a two weeks holiday, the Resource Team had a three (3) day in-house capacity building where each of the team members had opportunity to present an input on topic assigned by the leader of the team. The purpose of the in-house capacity building is to renew the strength of the team members and build capacity for the actualization of SELL organizational goals in year 2021.
Summary of the presentation: Day 1
CONFIDENTIALITY AT WORK PLACE BY MISS MARY JAMES, According to her, confidentiality in the workplace comes with restriction around sharing of organizational data. Custodian of official documents must be vetted, trained and given oath of secrecy. She added that any data related to the organization must be authorized by the designated person before publishing. She tasked the team members to be confidential when it comes to official matters as well as handling affairs of the Foundation.
PERSONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT AND INVESTMENT BY JOHN JIDDERE, According to him, in personal management, there is always a need to identify source of income be it daily, weekly or monthly. He added that there is also a need for one to budget and plan for every expenditure for personal accountability .He concluded that a staff who manages and invest his/her finances well and diversify his/her sources will concentrate on their work without the pressure of meeting the financial demands of the family.
Summary of presentation DAY 2
FAMILY AND WORK PLACE DEMANDS, BALANCING THE EQUATION BY Mrs. HENRIETTA IGAWE, Henrietta stated that balancing work and family life is one of the most common sources of stress for working adults in our productivity driven society. She added that balancing family and work life occurs when one is able to sufficiently meet family commitments and adequately perform his or her responsibility at work.
REWARD OF HARD WORK BY Mr. YOHANNA MADAKI, According to him every hard work gets results and accomplishes something and every hard work comes with a benefit. He called on the team to keep up the good work as the reward of hard work is more work.
ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND EQUALITY BY EMILY YINALA, According to her, organizational diversity, equity and equality are the roots of every organizational development. She said for every organization to become innovative and receptive to change, it most embrace the roots of organizational development. She also added that globalization requires effective collaboration and communication among individuals of different race, ethnicity, and age and faith background in a working environment. She ended by saying when equity exists in an organization, everyone will be treated fairly on the basis of respect for the peculiarity of individual roles and responsibilities.
Summary of presentation Day 3
CAPACITY AND RELEVANCE OF INDIVIDUAL SKILSS BY CHARLES POLOK, According to him, every organization has a pool of personnel who work as individual professionals and as a team to help the organization attain its goal. He added that SELL as an example has a team of skilled resource team members who use their individual skills to help the organization achieve its set goals. He ended by calling on the team to deploy all relevant skills for the good of the foundation as well remain open to more learning and skills development for optimal productivity.
IMPORTANCE OF PERSONAL ACCOUNTABILITY AND INTEGRITY AND IT’S EFFECTS ON THE ORGANIZATION BY BEJI B. JIBE, Beji elucidated the importance of accountability and upholding integrity among the resource team members in their private and official capacities as the actions of each person impacts negatively or positively on the image of the foundation. He explained that the actions of the team must always be in consonance with the values of the foundation and the individual values that each person stands for. He added that actions of individuals have a way of derailing the gains made by the foundation and everyone must be conscious of that.
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SELL AND THE HOST COMMUNITY BY BEJI B. JIBE, Beji stated that engaging with an unfamiliar environment can make one feel foreign, however, bonding with cohort is also very important. He said as SELL moves into a new place, he called on the team to develop relationships that can make SELL transition into a new environment a more positive and experience that can bring transformation to the community. He also made a clarion call to the team and volunteers around the community to strategize on the possible areas of reaching out to various stakeholders within the new environment with a view to establishing cordial relationship and understanding for community development.
At the end of the in-house capacity building, the team encouraged one another to keep up the good work as we look forward to a better 2021. THINK AND CHOOSE!
Written by Miss Emily Ranna Yinala
SELL Communications Officer