Programme leaves officers on stronger footing

Rokiah Mahmud

A certificate presentation was held for participants of the 28th Executive Development Programme for Senior Government Officers (EDPSGO), 27th and 28th Executive Development Programme for Middle Management Officers (EDPMMO) and 4th Cohort of the Young Executive Programme, at the Prime Minister’s Office yesterday.

Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and guest of honour Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Mokti bin Haji Mohd Daud presented certificate to the participants.

Acting Director-General of the Civil Service Dr Norfaizal bin Othman said that the Executive Development Programme, one of the flagship Civil Service Leadership Pipeline (CSLP) initiative, will continue being conducted.

Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Mokti said His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam’s Government supports efforts towards preparing competent and employable human resources.

“With such investments made by the government in handling the programmes, coupled with the efforts made by the participants, it is imperative for all participants to reciprocate by giving their best service.

Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Mokti bin Haji Mohd Daud presents a certificate. PHOTO: RAHWANI ZAHARI

“It would be a waste if the acquired knowledge, experience and skills are not applied towards enhancing productivity and contribution in their daily work and excellence of their organisation as a whole.

“It is the government’s hope that participants will apply the knowledge and experience gained to their respective organisational targets and strategies, with the whole-of-nation approach to achieve Brunei Vision 2035,” the minister said.

The Executive Development Programme is organised by the Public Service Department, under the Civil Service Framework to uphold the Brunei Vision 2035 through the Institutional Development Strategy.

The CSLP’s objective is to provide ‘leadership pool’ among B2 officers and above to assist the Human Resources Strategic Planning in the Civil Service.

The EDP aims to enhance leadership capacity and credibility among potential Civil Service officers.

The 27th EDPSGO was coordinated by the Institute for Leadership, Innovation and Advancement (ILIA) at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), and the 28th EDPMMO was facilitated by Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA).

The programme includes current issues and policy, as well as global best practices in civil service management and administration.

Participants were exposed to work placements, community projects, visits and dialogue sessions.