Senior officials of the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management began a three-day Masterclass on Change Management in Suva today.
In his opening remarks, Minister responsible for the two ministries Inia Seruiratu, urged the officials to be agents of change in the positions they hold.
“We need change agents. You are the agent of change by virtue of your current posting and your levels in the civil servants. The expectation of government is you are to be the agent of change,” Minister Seruiratu said.
“Most of us are experienced officers and experiences are good but it has its limits. I hope we will be receptive to the new ideas, concepts, and paradigms so that we can be current, relevant, proactive, and visionary in the roles that we are in.”
The Minister said the course came is timely in light of government’s achievement and plans for the future.
“We should be proud of our achievement and be proud of the progresses so far and of course there are still areas that we need to work on and make improvements,” he said.
“I’m thankful that this course is timely as we look back at our achievements and strive to do better.”
The course will focus on critical transitions necessary to make an organization more relevant and effective in light of the increasingly changing global and national environment.
The course is covering topics in fundamentals of change management, the development of a unique and successful framework for organizational transitions, and the development of change agents’ or workers’ skills and capabilities.