Substantive And Technical Skills
||Individual Training Requests
Upgrading substantive and technical skills continues to be a priority area for staff development at ESCAP, and is becoming evermore important in the context of supporting the implementation of ESCAP's new strategic direction.
Participation in specialized training activities on an individual basis is one of the opportunities for staff members to upgrade their substantive and technical skills. As an indication of the Organization's commitment to continuous learning, and, in particular ESCAP's commitment to building capacity for implementing the newly defined objectives of the Organization, resources, although limited, have been made available for this purpose. Please keep in mind that staff development is a shared responsibility amongst the staff member, his or her manager and the Organization, and staff are expected to contribute to their own development.
Staff members at all levels are invited to submit proposals for individual trainings in substantive and technical areas that are related to the needs of the Organization as well as their professional career. There should be a clear expectation as to the outcome and impact for the Organisation's objectives and the staff member's professional development.
The process, in brief, is as follows:
- Complete the below attached MS Excel completed form and collect as much information as possible about the training you wish to undertake (website, dates, location, content, etc).
- Obtain the endorsement from your Division or Section Chief (in writing, memo or e-mail).
- Submit your completed request for review, along with the information about the training and endorsement from Chief, to the Learning Team (Ms. Katarina Grozdanovic at email@example.com and Ms. Cheeranat Pongpanarat at firstname.lastname@example.org), with copy to your Division Learning Coordinator, and Chief.
- Once a decision on your training request is made, The Learning Team will inform you directly of the decision and next steps, if any.
For more information, including eligibility and procedures, please refer to the ST/AI and the template below.
:: ST/AI/2010/10: Upgrading of substantive and technical skills
:: Template for individual training requests
Katarina Grozdanovic, ext. 1964