In June 2020, the Cook Islands Government Performance Planning, Professional Development and Performance Appraisal form were approved and rolled out. The purpose of performance standards is for the employer to communicate performance expectation, and for the employer and employee to agree on performance and Code of Conduct expectations. The training is one of many to be scheduled to assist public servants to gain a better understanding of the Performance Management (PM) system, understand goal setting, how performance is assessed and rated, and how performance can be managed.
The workshop was very interactive and included group activities to allow the contribution of ideas from individuals. To engage our audience, allowing them to take ownership of their learning, and assume various roles in their learning and teaching opportunity, the workshop delivery incorporated a blend of slide presentations, group discussions and group activities. As Benjamin Franklin quoted: “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn”.
The feedback from the staff of MoCD on the delivery of this training was overwhelming and gave confidence that this training should roll out to other Ministries as well: “Yes, this training is recommended for the public servants”. Other staff acknowledged the relevance of this training by commenting: 1) Ae, kia akamatutu I to ratou turanga; 2) A better understanding of Performance Management and this training gives a clear presentation of what you are supposed to be doing; 3) For high quality within the workplace; 4) To motivate employees how to perform. OPSC looks forward to delivering further Performance Management training to other Ministries in the near future.
A big meitaki maata to Anthony Turua, Head of Ministry, Ngarangi Tangaroa-Teio and our colleagues at MoCD for your participation and teamwork throughout our workshop.