LAHORE: The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) in collaboration with the Livestock and Dairy Development Department (L&DD) organised a one-month virtual training “In-service Training Facility of Advance Veterinary Education and Professional Development (IVPD)” for livestock officers from across the province.

The objective of the training was to impart competencies of administrative, financial communication and leadership skills to the livestock officers. Thirty officers from across Punjab participated in the e-training.

The first week focused on training project management, professional work ethics, team management and leadership skills. Second week inculcated the concepts of soft skills like time and stress management, emotional intelligence, personality development and critical thinking. Third week emphasized on learning the core competencies of administrative and financial skills including tender preparation and approval, use of IT tools, leaves and office noting and drafting while the final week focused on general yet critical managerial issues, including HR management, national disaster management and role of women in rural economy, recruitment policy, gen3 der mainstreaming and UN sustainable development goals.

The training concluded with a virtual closing ceremony at the UVAS City Campus on Tuesday. Punjab Livestock Minister Sardar Husnain Bahadur Dareshak chaired the concluding session while UVAS Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Nasim Ahmed (SI), IVPD Project Director Dr Muhammad Ikram, L&DD Director General Extension Dr Mansoor Ahmed Malik, L&DD Director General Research Dr Muhammad Iqbal, Department of Anatomy and Histology Chairperson Dr Hafsa Zaneb and IVPD Assistant Director Dr Syed Faheem attended the ceremony.

Mr Dareshak said livestock officers should play a role for the uplift of the sector and such training would be conducted for building efficient human resources in the livestock sector.

VC Prof Ahmad said livestock officers should take measures to improve the service delivery for uplifting the livestock sector.

Published in Dawn, July 29th, 2020

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