Training evaluation for Omani civil servants an assessment of present practices.

Jaaffar, Mehdi Ahmed. (1990) Training evaluation for Omani civil servants an assessment of present practices. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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An assessment into administrative and other forms of supervisory training evaluation in the Omani Civil Service was the direct object of this thesis. As it were, and in less developing countries characterised with acute, even chronic shortage of qualified indigenous labour force as well as other general forms of deformities in the national labour market, the public sector is seen more and more whether properly prepared or otherwise, to be spearheading and undertaking as well as supervising the massive developmental efforts amidst an overall state of resource limitations. Particularly, managerial and supervisory skills. Management and other forms of supervisory training were regarded more often than not as one way out so as to bridge the existing gap in managerial capabilities and to enable the government employees to upgrade their performance and sharpen their skills so as to dwell upon the very challenges posed by massive developmental efforts with the efficiency and effectiveness expected by the public at large as well as by policy makers.

The research hence, sought to unveil government administrative and managerial training policies and practices at large so as to capture the full weight and scale of the problem as well as the boundaries of the area of expedition and investigation. Once the policy issues and practices were fully highlighted, a quota sample of government sponsored supervisory and management training in almost every civilian function in the executive branch of the government were evaluated.

Training evaluation was duly conducted into some twenty, off-the-job, government sponsored, supervisory courses implemented along an entire calendar year. Those twenty courses were divided into eight programme groups who represented the following: Personnel, Local Government, Finance, Organisation and Methods, Clerical, Hospital Administration, Auditing and finally Social workers. (Now unrestricted)

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Colleges/Schools: College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
Supervisor's Name: Von Zugbach, Dr. Reggie
Date of Award: 1990
Depositing User: Geraldine Coyle
Unique ID: glathesis:1990-766
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 13 May 2009
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2012 13:25

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