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Training Program

 

Everything changes with the passage of time. Everyone must cope with these changes. A person has to be tactful in order to cope with everything. Training is essential to make a group of organizational staffs tactful and skillful. So training is necessary for every staff irrespective of his/her class. Effective training plays an important role in creating skilled human resources. SSS has been facilitating training activities for human resource development since its inception.

SSS Training Activities

SSS training courses include three major dimensions—

Human Resource Development and Management;

Professional Skill Development, and

Income Generating Activities.

The main objectives of human resource development and management course are mainly to develop trainees about conceptual, practical knowledge and skill of development management and make them use the acquired knowledge practically.

Professional skill development course is arranged for enhancing technical skill of the staffs, especially field workers in implementing development programs. The training mainly aims at developing professional skill of the staffs. It makes them execute the imposed responsibilities and duties properly.

SSS has been implementing income generation related training with a view to developing the beneficiaries both financially and professionally. The course mainly includes microcredit program, micro-enterprise development project, education and child development, poultry and livestock development, agriculture extension, fisheries, disaster management, relief and rehabilitation etc.  

Characteristics of Training

The characteristics of training cherished by SSS include: exclusively participatory, easy and flexible, about putting importance on trainees and their problems, need-based and result-oriented, use of modern methods and devices, giving emphasis on open environment associated with mutual confidence, sense of respect and friendly atmosphere and conducting and laying stress on existing reformations in line with growing demand and challenges faced by the organization.

Main Activities of the Program

The activities mainly performed by training program are presented in the picture below:

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Training Courses

Pre-service Training: for newly-appointed Field Organisers and Assistant Branch Managers;

Group Dynamism, Savings and Credit Management: for Field Organisers;

Group Dynamism and Entrepreneurs Development: for Field Organisers;

Entrepreneurs Development and Business Management: for Field Organisers;

Bookkeeping and Financial management: for Branch Accountants and Assistant Branch Mangers;

Effective Program Management: for Assistant Branch Mangers, Branch Mangers and Area Managers;

Group Dynamism and Leadership Development: for group members of SSS and

Entrepreneurs Development and Business Management: for group members of SSS.

Implemented Activities  

SSS training program provides training in three ways:

  • Generally SSS arranges trainings at SSS training centre for the officers and field organizers of the organization. This kind of training is basically residential in nature.
  • Branch office-based training courses are generally provided to the beneficiaries of the organization at the field level. Field level trainings are non-residential in nature.
  • There are also facilities of training in the training centres of other organizations.

 

Information on implemented training courses at different level during 2015-2016 is presented below:

 

 

SI

 

Types of Training

 

Nature of Trainees

Batch No.

Trainees

Women

Men

Total

 

1.

 

Trainings held at SSS training centre

Field Organizer/Workers

34

132

788

920

Assistant Branch Manager

5

5

152

157

Officers and staffs at field level

52

215

1257

1472

2.

Trainings held at branch offices

Members and borrowers

199

4883

10

4893

 

3.

Trainings held at the training centres of other organizations

Officers of SSS Head Office

8

0

16

16

Officers and staffs at field level

4

0

12

12

 

4.

Trainings of other organizations held at SSS training centre

Officers and staffs of other organizations

 

03

 

16

 

59

 

75

Grand Total

305

5251

2294

7545

 

In 2015-2016, officers and staffs of SSS got training on Higher Microcredit and Institutional Management, Observation and Evaluation, Subsector Analysis and Value-chain Development under FEDEC project, Developing Inclusive Insurance Sector Project (DIISP), Training of Trainer (TOT), Internal Audit for Operation of NGO/MFIs, Strategic Planning for NGO/MFI and so on through other organizations. On the other hand, officers and staffs at field level were trained on Pre-service, Micro-entrepreneur Development, Effective Program Management and Dynamism, Savings and Credit Management, Bookkeeping and Financial Management, Group Dynamism and Leadership Development and so on.  

Besides, trainings were arranged for beneficiaries at the branch level on various income generating activities. Simultaneously, group (samiti) leaders were imparted training on Leadership Development.