stafftrainIMG 7870Line Managers and Team Leaders from the Social and Environmental Division have completed a leadership and management training program, becoming the first THPC staff to benefit from the company’s drive to upgrade professional skills.

Fifteen SED staff attended the six-day course over three separate two-day modules in May and June 2013. Conducted by Vientiane-based firm Enterprise and Development Consultants, the training aimed to increase management knowledge and skills so that line managers can more effectively lead their teams.

The first module encouraged participants to analyse their own management experiences so that they could identify their core skills and weaknesses, while the second session presented methods of communicating with and leading teams. The final two days of training explored problem-solving skills and ways of motivating colleagues in different situations.

Training methods included lectures, experience sharing, case studies, group exercises and question-and-answer sessions. SED Deputy Manager Ms Surapha Viravong said the course had proven very useful, allowing the division’s managers to exchange opinions and to look at their work from new perspectives.

THPC’s Human Resources (HR) Team is planning a series of training programs as the company invests in the development of its staff. The next planned course will focus on leadership and management skills for the Operations and Maintenance Division, and this will be followed by training on project management and technical skills for different divisions.

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