Naomi Gabriel —
A training session for staff of the Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute in NBRRI’S National Laboratory Complex (NLC), Ota Ogun State was held yesterday by facilitators from Thompson International Consulting Service.
The intensive one-day Training on “Knowledge, Attitude and Skills for Effective Performance in an Age of Disruption” was aimed at encouraging the staff to embrace the opportunity of learning to uplift their skills and working output.
While representing the Director-General of NBRRI, Prof. Samson Duna, DR. C.C Osadebe, the coordinator of NBRRI’s NLC, Ota/Director, Road Research Department also charged the facilitators to let out all the knowledge they have for the benefit of staff and a successful outcome of the training to be achieved.
The facilitators, Adolphus Odu Thomas and Enahoro explained that acquisition of knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values are natural occurrence and process in humans’ everyday life.
While delivering the training, a comprehensive lecture was given on Disruption, which involves Negative and Positive Disruption. It’s impact of creating strategic leadership skills in disruptive situation which equally lead to the developments of good emotional management and leadership skills.
Having good leadership skills is not strictly about supervising or managing others’ it’s about communicating one’s skills, ideas, strategy and vision as emphasized by both facilitators.
The study of emotions and how to handle emotions at work place was not left out of the training. Emotions consist of four (4) elements which are based on what we think, what we see, hear or perceive, that helps to shape our thoughts, and finally our interpretation of events.
Speaking further, the trainers explained that it should be noted, that some of humans’ inner drives are hidden from human consciousness.
Not leaving the term relationships out of the study, the facilitators explained that relationships never die a natural death. They are always murdered by attitude, behaviour, ego, hidden benefits, ignorance and other vices that hinders togetherness and good relationship with each other.