LAOS - Officials from the Ministry of Planning and Investment and selected provinces enhance their communication skills
Good communication skills are essential in today’s workplace and can be used in a wide range of situations. Building good communication skills has profound short and long-term benefits for both public and private organisations. An effective communicator can motivate teams to get more done with better results and fewer misunderstandings.
Therefore, a 4-day online training course on effective communication was held from the 2 to 5 November 2021. The training was led by Deputy Director of International Cooperation, Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), and attended by 20 officials (06 women) from six SICs-Provincial Planning and Investment Department and Department of International Cooperation-MPI.
The training aimed at increasing staff skills on how to effectively communicate focusing on:
- verbal communication and body language;
- effective email and report communication;
- persuasive communication;
- good presentations; and
- building confidence when speaking in public.
The participants shared their past experiences and expressed their desired training outcomes. A reflection session helped the attendees assess their communication skills and guide them in how to improve them. Even though the training was held online, participants actively participated via dry runs, for example, receiving feedback from their peers and the coach.
The training mentioned above is part of the Strengthening the Effectiveness of Official Development Assistance Management in Laos - Project LAO/033 activities which aim to strengthen the capacity of Directorate of International Cooperation, Ministry of Planning and Investment and six Provincial Sections of the International Cooperation.
LAO/033 project is co-financed by the Government of Laos and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and implemented by the Ministry of Planning and Investment and LuxDev, the Luxembourg Development Cooperation Agency.↑ To the top