Learner’s Submission: Aligning Human Resource Capacity Development

“According to UNDP,  Leadership is “the ability to influence, inspire, and motivate others to achieve or even go beyond their goals. It is also the ability to anticipate and respond to change. Leadership is not necessarily synonymous with a position of authority; it can also be held at many levels”.

Human Resource Leadership includes:

The ability to establish necessary relationships, mobilize the energies and talents of staff, and manage resources for optimal results, while respecting public service values and ethics.

Human Resource managers Capacity Development

The qualities of an effective HR manager in terms of knowledge, skills, attitude, and networks can make or break the trust the people have in the government. In this perspective, while maintaining a focus on human resource management, capacity development concerning people’s leadership in a good governance framework should be put into practice in all of its aspects. This applies especially for the core functions related to policies, planning and organization, strategies and service delivery systems.

Human Resource Capacity Development in Africa, for both the organization and the individual, is progressing from activities of education and training, to concepts of on-going learning through knowledge management and problem solving.

After defining leadership and human resource managers capacity development is, there are some needs to be done by top leaders to put things in the right manner to help with the development vision of the country.

First of all, there should be good governance: governance means: the process of decision-making and the process by which decisions are implemented (or not implemented) at the national levels, formal and informal decision making should be structured, at the rural level, urban areas, individuals organizations and public sectors, good governance should be exercise there. At least the characteristics of good governance should be seen in both private and public organizations to help championing the vision of a country. These characteristics include:

  • Participation
  • Rule of law
  • Transparency
  • Responsiveness
  • Accountable
  • Consensus oriented
  • Equity and inclusiveness
  • Effectiveness and efficiency

Secondly, training should be given to various leaders at the top helms of affairs. This should be done to equip them on their technical know-how and skills, should also upgrade their education to improve upon their existing knowledge. Training program must be compatible and consistent within the environment of every organization (both private and public organizations).

Moreover, Monitoring and Evaluation that need to be done by top leaders in every organization they find themselves. Monitoring and Evaluation system for implementation of program and other public initiations is essential in ensuring that goals are met as planned by the organizations the help the country meet his vision in the long run. Monitoring and Evaluation system aims at developing an accurate judgment and helping to make appropriate decisions. Once the decisions are made should be monitored from the objectives set previously.

Lastly, communication channels that exist within organizations and various public sectors. Public speeches, events, media relations and interpersonal relations within working sectors are several means by top leaders would be able to relay the importance of human resource capacity development within the country. Such methods of communication would be more readily available to national leaders and public will only serve to promote human resource capacity development in the country.

To conclude, good governance, training, Monitoring and Evaluation, and communication channels are the needs to be done by top leadership to align Human Resource Capacity Development with the development vision of the country.” – Agyemang  Israel Atta Senior – Kumasi, Ghana

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