USP Tuvalu staff undergo professional development training
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Dr Rosiana Lagi, Tuvalu Campus Director (standing far left) with Dr Desmond Amosa (standing, middle) and staff of the Tuvalu Campus after the training.
Staff of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Tuvalu Campus underwent training on professional development conducted by Dr Desmond Amosa, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) lecturer for Organisational Behaviour.
Dr Rosiana Lagi, Campus Director stated that Dr Amosa was at the Tuvalu Campus teaching MBA 435: Organisational Behaviour for the Tuvalu Campus MBA cohort.
She said she also saw it as a great opportunity for the Campus staff to undergo professional development sessions on work ethics and attitude.
“I thought these sessions would improve the performance of staff not only here at work but at home too and also in enhancing the quality of their service to the Tuvalu community,” Dr Lagi explained.
According to Dr Lagi, campus staff were captivated with Dr Amosa’s style of teaching and motivated with the knowledge he shared.
Ms Sapeta Leupener, the Banner Operator said she learnt how to approach and make the right decisions when faced with a dilemma.
Mr Luka Salevao, the Tuvalu Campus Watchman stated that it was wonderful to be reminded of work values and ethics such as being obedient, respectful, committed, having integrity and being responsible and accountable for students and staff under his watch.
Dr Amosa introduced the session by drawing from Aristotle’s notion of the significance of ‘Know Thyself’.
He emphasised that to be a good employee, one needs to know oneself first; their strengths and capitalise on it, including their weaknesses and how to control it.
“By the end of the session staff members were able to re-examine themselves, identify their strengths and weaknesses and recognise ways in which they can use their strengths to develop the Tuvalu Campus in meeting the overall Campus plan, aligned to the USP Strategic Plan and in preparation for WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) accreditation,” Dr Lagi said.
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