On 12 March 2013, the Advisor of Educational Policy and Strategies, Mr. Phinitsak Suwanrang, chaired the opening of a project for developing the quality of public officers relating to advanced key performance skills, i.e. the art of persuasive communication, at the Metro Resort Hotel in Bangkok.
According to Mr. Phinitsak, successful leaders should have three main attributes. The first is effective self-management. The second is strong human resources management skills, especially regarding colleagues and employees. The last one is an active work management ability to achieve the objectives and goals required.
Mr. Phinitsak added that leaders should be able to persuade others to work and achieve the intended goals. So, the art of persuasion is a necessary skill for public officers because it brings about successful communication, interaction, news exchange, opinion-sharing and mutual understanding. Only when public officers possess such skills, will they become successful leaders and their professional efficiency will be enhanced.
The project for developing this quality in public officers is organized on three levels. The basic one took place from 5-6 March 2013 and was divided into three sections. The advanced level, provided for two groups of participants, took place on 12-13 March 2013 and 14-15 March 2013. All participants were from the Office of the Permanent Secretary of Education. Mr. U-domdetch Burapak, of D One Training, was a resource speaker throughout the events.