Written by Mekong Institute
This report evaluates the learning program of the MI Professional Development Series 2006/2007 entitled “Leadership for Competitive Enterprises” organized during September 11 to October 6,2006. MI designed, developed and delivered this course based on the priority learning needs of GMS government agencies. MI designed, developed and delivered this course based on the priority learning needs of GMS government agencies. There were twelve government officials from the GMS countries who attended the course. Participants came from a mix of junior and middle level positions from a wide variety of ministries, agencies and state-owned enterprises. Of all the participants, 25% are women. All twelve successfully completed their learning programs.
Eight resource persons facilitated the five topics while the speakers hosted the field research visits over the four weeks of the programs. Overall, participants felt the resource persons were well selected and attained their teaching objectives.
According to the MI formal questionnaires and informal feedback sessions and country-group discussions, participants felt that all course content was overall quite good. (See Appendix A and B) The program included a wide range of learning and social activities. Participants felt that the main learning activities, including lectures, class discussions, presentations and group work were also good. Participants especially enjoyed field research visits and study tours and consistently commented that these must be increased. They further felt that the social activities such as weekend trip were very good. Participants especially enjoyed field research visits and study tours and consistently commented that these must be increased. They further felt that the socal activites such as weekend trip were very good. Participants found M to be a clean, well-run facility, with dedicated, freindl staffs and excellent IT related services.
Outcomes of the programs included knowledge and skills gained by the participants for professional development. Participants further developed professional skills, such as presentation, Internet research, public speaking, and English communication. They felt that they attained the new knowledge and professional skills presented in the curriculum. Further, they made many new friend, professional contacts and fully attained the “Greater Mekong Spirit”.
This report concludes, based on the above feedback, that the learning programs were successful. Finally, recommendations for further program improvements are provided in Section 5 of this report.