Two-day activity-based workshop on personality development and building work-friendly attitudes, and a digital file management system was held on the 16th and 17th of August at the EKHO Surf, Bentota for the non-academic and academic support staff members of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. This workshop which was organized under the guidance of the Dean of the faculty, Professor Shirantha Heenkenda, aimed at providing practical exposure to improving the productivity of the non-academic staff and increasing their engagement in tasks while boosting professionalism, motivation, and discipline.
The first day of the workshop was enriched by an awareness session conducted by a J’pura alumni Mr Lasantha Kariyapperuma currently working as a trainer & consultant at Senitmo Management Consulting Services. His talk and the discussion were centred around themes relevant to an office setting such as personal productivity, the Japanese 5S Concept, Kaizen (Continue Improvement), time management, and positive thinking. The Registrar of the university, Mr A.B.Welivita provided introductory remarks at the beginning of the workshop.
On the second day, the team had the opportunity to participate in a session that focused on providing training on recording files on a digital platform and editing audio-video files. In addition, Professor Shirantha Heenkenda, the Dean of the FHSS, briefed the staff members on ongoing projects and initiatives that are to be taken in future. Mr Sarath Ananda, senior lecturer and the head of the Department of English Language Teaching Unit also contributed to making the session more meaningful by conducting an interactive session which aimed at providing practical guidance on the effective decision-making process and boosting employee motivation.
The workshop was sponsored by the AHEAD project and development fund of the FHSS. The faculty coordinator of the AHEAD Project Professor Sunetra Tennakoon also contributed to organizing the workshop. The deputy registrar Ms Samantha Geeganage, and the lecturers who are handling the skills development and training of the AHEAD Project also provided their support to make the workshop successful.