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Alvord Training Centre


Alvord Institute is one of the thirteen (13) Institutes of the Public Service Commission. The Institute has the Mandate of the Government of Zimbabwe to carry out all the necessary activities and services required to institute training and development of members of the Public Service. The Institute is situated in Masvingo Province 39 km along the Masvingo – Harare highway.
The courses being run at Alvord have evolved over the years due to changes in demand, technology, and other factors. The Institute offers human resource developmental and management courses, all aimed at enhancing the skills, knowledge and attitudes of personnel at various levels of the community and government in particular.



Vision:

Institution of Choice in Human Capital Training for Community and National Development.

Mission:

To provide efficient, effective, relevant training and development interventions for community development and public administration consistent with the national development agenda

Functions

          ■ Conducting training needs analysis to ensure that training is needs- driven
          ■Designing new training courses
          ■Providing training to members of the public service responsible for community development
          ■ Facilitate the implementation of Government reforms and policies
          ■ Monitoring and evaluating training in the Province
          ■ Assesing the competence levels of trainees

Methodology:

Training is job related and focused on ensuring results. Trainers employ participatory methods in all training activities. Further, training is also competence based hence trainees will undergo some assessments.

Target Population:

The Our training interventions aims at transforming approaches in community development, the public service and the general populace and organizations in our country. Those in the informal sector and other socio-economic developmental activities are catered for on request as a deliberate effort of empowering them to be effective and efficient in their initiatives.

Training Facilities:

The Institute has the following facilities
          ■ Projectors & Screens
          ■ Flipchart Stands
          ■ Audio Visual Equipment
          ■ Conference Rooms
          ■ Catering Facilities
          ■ Hostel Accommodation
          ■ Library Services
          ■ Chalets

Courses on Offer:

          ■ Diploma Community Development
          ■ Certificate in Community Development.
          ■ Project Planning and Management
          ■ Local Government Training
          ■ Public Service Regulations
          ■ Effective Communication Skills
          ■ Results Based Personnel Performance Systems
          ■ Training of Trainers
          ■ Public Relations
          ■ Customer Care
          ■ Management Development 1 & 11
          ■ Supervisory Managements
          ■ Office procedures I & II
          ■ Project Planning and Management
          ■ Integrated Results Based Management.
          ■ Personnel Procedures I & II
          ■ Report Writing
          ■ Results Based Leadership
          ■ Conflict Transformation

Consultancy Services:

Current trends in the Human resource field demands that any intervention should be based on a clear understanding of the organization and its people and the challenges thereto, hence the Consultancy strategy is there to ensure interventions are premised on real and relevant needs of the client. The above courses will be tailor made to suit specific client needs.

CONTACT

THE PRINCIPAL
ALVORD INSTITUTE
P BAG 9024
MASVINGO
TEL; 0778263775