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TRAINING SCHEME

OBJECTIVES

The Training is designed to:

  • Equip Officers in the Horticultural Class with the appropriate knowledge, wide range of skills and competencies to enhance their capacity to perform the tasks assigned to them efficiently and effectively.
  • Allow for succession planning so that officers are well prepared to readily assume responsibilities at higher level.
  • Keep Officers abreast with best practices in the Public Administration Systems

 

SCOPE OF TRAINING

The scope of training for the Horticultural Class will include but not limited to the following areas:

  • Induction/Orientation
  • Basic Management Training for entry grade Officers
  • Training for Middle and Senior Management Level Officers.
  • Seminars, Workshops and Conferences.

INDUCTION/ORIENTATION

Objectives:

To introduce new entrants of the Horticultural Class to:

  • The working environment of the Civil Service and the Structure of Government Machinery;
  • The Role of the Horticultural Class and the Scheme of Service;
  • Security Education
  • The Public Administration System in Ghana;
  • The Legal and Regulatory Framework encompassing;
  • The 1992 Constitution
  • Civil Service Act 1993 (PNDC Law 327)
  • Civil Service Rules and Regulations
  • Civil Service Administrative Instructions
  • Civil Service Code of Conduct and Work Ethic
  • Financial Administration Act 2003 (Act 634)
  • Financial Administration Regulations, 2004 (LI 1802)
  • Internal Audit Agency Act, 2003 (Act 658)
  • Public Procurement Act, 2003 (Act 663)
  • Labour Act
  • Disability Act
  • Other rules and regulations in force

BASIC MANAGEMENT TRAINING

Objective:

Principal Landscape Designers, Chief Landscape Designers, Assistant Horticultural Officers, Horticultural Officers and Senior Horticultural Officers will undergo formal management training aimed at providing basic tools in horticultural practices, management analysis and decision making.

 

Content:

Broadly the subjects to cover include:

  • Introduction to General Management
  • Financial Management/Financial Administration
  • Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour
  • Proposal Writing
  • Procurement Management
  • Administrative Skills
  • Communication Skills: Memo and Report writing
  • Records Management
  • Project Management
  • Presentation and interviewing Skills
  • Research and Data Analysis
  • Public Administration System
  • Cost Benefit Analysis
  • Strategic Management
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Public Policy Formulation and Analysis
  • Landscape design and management
  • Agricultural administration
  • Agricultural production and management
  • Plant science
  • Crop science
  • Landscape studies / horticulture
  • Nursery management
  • Natural and renewable resources
  • Floriculture

 

MIDDLE LEVEL AND SENIOR MANAGEMENT TRAINING

Objective:

The training is to enhance skills in policy formulation and analysis, decision making techniques and leadership capabilities.

 

Content:

The subjects will include but not limited to:

  • Leadership and Motivation Skills
  • Strategic Management
  • Development
  • Team Building
  • Decision making/Problem Solving
  • Policy Analysis, Formulation and Evaluation
  • Planning and Budgeting
  • Project Planning and Management
  • Performance Management
  • Project Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Change Management
  • Governance
  • Negotiation
  • Globalization and Regional Integration
  • Understanding the Political and administrative Interface

 

SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS

Officers will be requested to attend seminars, workshops and sandwich courses on topical issues to keep abreast with latest management techniques and best practices in Horticultural practices and Public Administration.