The fourth day of the “Summer School” activities intended to train the lecturers of the Academy of Civil Service under the President of Turkmenistan (AoCS) and other project stakeholders was dedicated to the motto “Sow the seeds of hard work and you will reap the fruits of success”. The training event was organized within the framework of the EU funded project “Support for Public Administration Capacity Building in Turkmenistan” with the participation of the project international expert Mr. Wolfgang Sporrer.
Mr. Wolfgang Sporrer made a presentation with the motivating title “From the Classroom to the Office” which addressed mainly the educational aspect of the civil service. The presentation also covered interesting topics such as “Translating academic skills into job performance”, “Integrating “skills” elements into academic courses”, “Specialized “skill” courses”, “Practical experiences: internships”, and “Practical experiences: joint projects”.
During the training Mr. Sporrer gave a task to the participants to prepare a list of soft skills most needed for graduates of the Academy. Participants created a working group, gathered the ideas related to the task and presented it to the expert.
After the discussions, Mr. Sporrer presented to participants the ways needed to develop the skills in-class and spoke about specialized skill courses, internship opportunities and joint projects. To consolidate the presented topics, the expert assigned to the participants a couple of tasks such as “Develop five concrete course titles and very rough content for skill courses” and “Identify five most relevant institutional partners in Turkmenistan that could be imagined as a practical cooperation for the placement of interns”. Presentation of the tasks was very interactive and informative.
At the end of the training, Mr. Sporrer thanked the participants for their active participation and expressed his willingness to support and cooperate in forging ahead the good job of the AoCS devoted to the implementation of the future master’s program.
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