LIPA Conducts Evaluation Session for Lecturers

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The Liberia Institute for Public Administration (LIPA) over the weekend conducted a one-day training and evaluation exercise for 33 of its lecturers otherwise known as facilitators to, among other things, assess current lesson plans, methods and professional programs.
The exercise, according to a release, is held with the aim to upgrade and improve the current lesson plans, methods and professional programs to meet current challenges.
The training session brought together both fully employed LIPA’s faculty and adjunct faculty members, who are hired outside the institution to serve on a contractual basis.
The lead facilitator of the workshop, David Kirlee Swen, said the session was further aimed at assessing the training methodology as well as to review the first term evaluation report of 2015 of the instructional staff. He said other areas to be covered include feedback of products produced by LIPA, the approach to adult learning, developing training plans and the review of LIPA’s grading system.
Mr. Swen is the Academic Registrar at the Department of Training and Development at LIPA. He noted that the exercise was a customary activity held periodically and that findings from the evaluation report including challenges will be seriously exhausted for improvement.
According to him, LIPA’s current training methodology will be shared with new lecturers/facilitators so that they get acquainted with it before the start of the next cycle of training for government employees and those from the private sector.
He explained that the gathering also provided the opportunity for lecturers/facilitators to share experiences and harmonize the difference methods they have learned to have a unified approach to providing professional knowledge to those expected to enroll at the institution during the next cycle, as this was necessary to obtain maximum productivity.
Mr. Swen disclosed that the next LIPA training cycle will commence in October, thus expressing the institute’s confidence that knowledge provided by its professional instructional staff would ensure that effect service delivery is performed by those enrolling in the training.

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