First stage at preparing future leaders comes to an end
The local development training center at Sakkara celebrates the end of the first stage of ‘preparing future leaders’ training that is aimed for raising the capabilities of ministry’s youth in the field of local development in order to be qualified for leadership positions at the governorates whilst, the second stage of the training workshop is expected to take place from 24 February till mid-March, 2019.
Minister Mahmoud Sharawy said that the first stage of the training has continued for 3 weeks for60 trainees from all governorates and asserted that the training has focused on all topics related to the work of localities and on raising the trainees’ capacities in strategic planning, effective communication skills, creative thinking, and negotiation skills along with having knowledge of the civil service law, purchases law no. 82/2018, and law no. 119. The trainees also presented a number of projects and researches which they prepared as part of the tasks required during the training. This is along with having workshops with general secretary of the governorates and ex-governors who shared their experience with trainees. Further, Minister Sharawy promised that those who will pass the full training will be recommended to held leadership positions at the governorates or to be hired as assistants for the city/district mayors.
Minister Sharawy asserted that the ministry is highly interested in supporting youth to-be-leaders in the governorates and in making use of their creative ideas in the development of localities along with involving them in TOT workshops at the local development center in Sakkara. Minister Sharawy said that raising the capacities of employees at governorates is one of the top priorities of the ministry in order to improve the quality of public services and reach customer’s satisfaction. Minister Sharawy further added that the provision of trained youth and expected calibers who have the capabilities to deal with different issues raised at localities in a creative manner is crucial for the development of localities and emphasized that this comes in accordance with the political leadership concern with youth.
Worth mentioning, the trainees were selected out of the top personnel at the ministry and the governorates through a behavioral test, computer skills tests, and a personal interview where 2 were selected from each governorate, 3 from the ministry, 7 from the TOT trainees, and 4 from the top applicants of 2018-2019 training programs. This is along with the specific qualifications that were set for applicants such as: have a bachelor degree, has leadership skills, his age doesn’t exceed 45, and is not having a leadership position in the meantime as being a mayor of the city.