Athel O. Lotha, Addl. Secretary & Mission Director, NRLM Nagaland with resource persons and participants on day one of the managerial training and team building exercise at Ruzaphema village.
Dimapur, December 5 (MExN): A three-day managerial training and team building exercise organized by Nagaland State Rural Livelihoods Mission (NSRLM) for its human resource began on December 5 at the Resource Centre of Department of Land Resource at Ruzaphema village, Dimapur. The objective of the programme, which will end on December 7, is to upgrade managerial skills of its human resource and team building through classroom training and recreational activities, informed a press release received here.
Trivikram, national mission manager, NMMU-MoRD, FI cum state anchor for Nagaland; Shivaji N Choudhury, national resource person, NMMU; and M. Rollan Lotha, COO (Programs) NSRLM are the resource persons.
In her keynote address on the first day, Athel O Lotha, Addl. Secretary and Mission Director, NRLM Nagaland acknowledged the performance of the Mission staff at various levels despite hurdles and challenges faced.
She highlighted that as managers and coordinators, the responsibilities are threefold – to supervise and motivate; to ensure effective and efficient program implementation; and to act as a link or catalyst between community institutions, key stakeholders, related government departments and other external donors towards resource diversification for sustainability.
While encouraging the participants to make good use of the 3-day training, she stated that such capacity building programmes offer good prospects to de-learn and relearn as well as to have a whole new perspective in looking at things objectively, the release said. She hoped through the learning in the programme, the Mission can bring about substantial positive change in the lives of the poor and marginalized sections of the society.
Spelling out the objective of the training, M. Rollan Lotha mentioned that the Mission being in its 5th year of strategic implementation reaching out so far to 9 districts and 29 blocks, staff attrition is less than 10% and NSRLM trained human resource continue to be an asset to the Mission.
He said the training is aimed at equipping staff with managerial skill sets and the team is expected to inculcate team spirit and enhance work culture and environment conducive for maximum productivity. He further reiterated importance of building efficient human resource to address issues of poverty in the state. Professional social work culture is consciously promoted both at staff and community level comprising of development professionals performing dynamic and static roles, he added.
Meanwhile, Trivikram exhorted that a manager is there to lead the people from the front and to lead by example to get work done. The training will focus on managerial and related skills while also working on staff performance plan and assessment alongside various other activities, he informed, adding the training is a first of its kind for the Mission and will become an annual event.
The release mentioned that NSRLM is on a mission to reduce poverty in the State. It has a daunting target of covering 1.5 lakh rual poor households by 2021. Building strong women-run institutions, generating self-employment & wage employment, skilling youths for placements, promoting sustainable farm and non-farm livelihoods, and building efficient human resource are the sustainability goals of NSRLM, it added.