AIOU holds workshop for professional development of staff

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) held a two-day training workshop for the professional development of its staffers to the new administrative and financial techniques.

It was the part of series of training sessions, being arranged by the university on regular basis for capacity-building and professional development of the staff, enabling them to deliver the best while performing their official duties.

Heads of various departments who attended the workshop were thoroughly briefed on financial, budgetary and administrative matters, by a resource person Jamal Abdul Nasir Usmani, financial adviser, AIOU.

Addressing the concluding session Tuesday, Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Shahid Siddiqui underlined the importance of professional development in making the organizations alive and vibrant.

In the present era of cut-throat competition, only a learning organization could survive and able to achieve its desired targets in any particular field, he added.

Dr Shahid Siddiqui asserted that the officers and employees of any organization needed to get well-versed about the changing techniques and requirements of their job.

During the process of learning, major components of professional development, such as knowledge, skill and attitude must be kept in view, he added.

He announced that the AIOU would keep consistently pursuing to achieve its social and academic targets with ultimate objective to serve the society by bringing about qualitative improvement in its overall working at all level.

The interest of students who are their main asset will always be kept high, he added.

The concluding session was also addressed by the Dean Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities Dr Samina Awan, Dean Faulty of Arabic and Islamic Studies Dr Shah Mohyuddin Hashmi, Chairman Business Administration Department Dr Syed Hasan Raza and Dr Majid Mahmood Bagram who spoke about the importance of the workshop and elaborated its objectives.

They thanked participants for their keen interest in making the event productive and note-worthy.