Leadership Institute to help civil service be digitally ready

KUCHING: The Leadership Institute will come forward to give the necessary support for the civil service to be digitally ready and build the capacity to support the digital economy framework.

Leadership Institute chief operating officer (CEO) Datu Dr Sabariah Putit, who stated this, said that they are sincere, committed and passionate in executing their public duty for the common good of everybody.

The training carried out by the Leadership Institute was planned and implemented to be in tandem with the aspirations of the Sarawak Civil Service (SCS) to be a world-class public sector, a vision enshrined in SCS 10-20 Action Plans and Initiatives, she said during the Institute’s Appreciation Night on Monday.

Sabariah, who is also Deputy State Secretary, said that one of the Eight Action Plans revolves around Talent Management, and leadership evolves from it.

This strategic plan believes strongly in the role of the information and communication technology (ICT) in speeding the pace of transformation in the civil service, a role that serves as a precursor to the implementation of digital economy in Sarawak.

Since 2011, the Leadership Institute has benchmarked and worked with reputable and renowned institutes in Singapore, United Kingdom and Australia.

It also developed strategic partnerships with local and international institutions.

In the same event, the Institute exchanged memorandum of understandings (MoU) with two new partners Leaderonomics and British Council Malaysia.

Present at the exchange ceremony were Leaderonomics CEO Roshan Thiran and British Council Malaysia director Sarah Deverall, witnessed by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.

Others present included State Secretary Tan Sri Datuk Amar Mohamad Morshidi Ghani and the Institute’s chief operating officer Segaren Arumugam.

Abang Johari also launched the Leader’s Digest a fortnightly in-house publication featuring a collection of leadership and professional development articles.

The Leadership Institute, formerly known as Centre of Modern Management (CMM), also honoured 26 employees with the Long Service Awards, and 12 others with the ‘Best Performance Awards in 2017’.

In 2017, the Institute conducted 577 training programmes involving 16,797 civil servants, and recorded an average score of 86 per cent participant satisfaction across all its training programmes.

Source: Sarawak Government