…Innovation and collaboration take center stage in elevating employee development

The John Odigie-Oyegun Public Service Academy (JOOPSA) recently organized a briefing session to enhance the training landscape of the Edo State workforce. The session aimed to unveil a range of innovative strategies that will optimize the value of training in the second phase training calendar, which is highly anticipated.

The event was held at the conference hall of the Head of Service and witnessed a convergence of the HOS, permanent secretaries, top-tier government functionaries, and technical consultant of JOOPSA, all poised to embark on a transformative journey toward enhanced next-level agenda of JOOPSA, and organizational sustainable of the training in Edo state.

Kicking off the briefing with enthusiasm, Sir Anthony Okungbowa, Head of Service of Edo State, urged MDAs to align their training with JOOPSA’s calendar as JOOPSA is expanding beyond Edo State.

“He further stated that due to the excellent performance of JOOPSA in driving accelerated human capacity development across the public service ecosystem, in the first phase of its establishment, JOOPSA will be partnering with the BRACED Commission and other multinational organizations to provide training, upskilling, and retooling of their workforce.”

The Director General of JOOPSA, Imuwahen Ajoonu took to the stage to articulate the overarching vision and objectives of the second phase calendar. With a keen emphasis on leveraging technology, fostering a culture of continuous learning, and a sustainable agenda for an immersive and transformative journey ahead.
At the heart of the discussion, she laid out a series of cutting-edge methodologies and interactive platforms designed to cater to the diverse learning needs and preferences of the EDSG staff.

She further explained that the calendar consists of more than just technical training. It also emphasizes the importance of developing soft skills and understanding how interpersonal dynamics can greatly impact organizational success. The academy offers holistic training modules that cover a wide range of topics, including effective communication strategies, leadership skills, and emotional intelligence. The ultimate goal is to create well-rounded professionals who are equipped to thrive in today’s fast-paced and interconnected world.

More so, the representative of JOOPSA’s technical consultants-Development Alternative Incorporated (DAI) Dr. Christiana Famro said “calendar is the service compass”. She placed a strong emphasis on the comparative advantage of the academy, the power of collaboration and partnership, and sustainability, underscoring the importance of creating a dynamic ecosystem wherein knowledge flows freely and organically. She also emphasized the need for training to be connected to EDSG work performance. JOOPSA Academy aims to promote a culture of mutual support and collective growth through training programs and cross-functional initiatives, helping EDSG staff reach new levels of excellence in service delivery.

As the briefing session drew to a close, participants were left invigorated and empowered by the wealth of insights and opportunities unveiled by JOOPSA Academy. Armed with a comprehensive roadmap for professional development and a renewed sense of purpose, the EDSG staff stand poised to embark on a transformative journey of growth and innovation in the months ahead.

Finally, the briefing session was a significant moment for both the JOOPSA Academy and the EDSG on their journey toward excellence. As they worked together to unveil the second phase training calendar, their shared commitment to innovation and collaboration set the stage for a paradigm shift in employee development. This will have a profound impact on the success of the MDAs and the societal impact of Governor Obaseki’s administration.