PIA will host a webinar on improving workplace communication skills
DAGUPAN CITY, Jun 5 (PIA) – The Philippines Information Agency (PIA) – Pangasinan Information Center will conduct a virtual training on improving work skills in communication for government information officers in Pangasinan from national agencies and local government units on June 8.
PIA has invited information officers from local government units and national government agencies in the province, who are members of the Pangasinan Government Information Officers’ Association, Inc. (PaGIOA), to participate in the webinar.
The training aims to enhance the skills of government information officers in performing communication tasks that will effectively convey key messages in support of the goal of #ExplainExplainExplain and #InformInformInform to empower communities.
Specifically, it aims to develop participants’ technical writing and oral communication skills, which would further strengthen them in their role as government communicators.
One of the topics is the insight into business correspondence, as it has become an integral part of how people communicate, do business and attract customers.
Business correspondence can be used to communicate with customers, partners and employees.
It can also be used as a tool for marketing purposes.
Likewise, business communication helps achieve various organizational goals.
April Bravo, PIA Pangasinan Information Center Manager, discusses the purposes of membership in the Pangasinan Government Information Officers’ Association, Inc. (PaGIOA). (file photo by Roland M. Naoe/PIA)
Another topic is public speaking as it continues to be relevant even with the growth of technological means of communication.
This will help information managers to convey clearly important messages to a diverse audience for them to achieve the goals and objectives of their offices/agencies.
Public speaking is an essential skill to possess and hone because it enables individuals to build relationships, influence decisions, and motivate change.
Finally, media relations were included because part of their job as information officers is the ability to connect with and respond to requests for information from the media.
As government information officers, they are responsible for creating and enabling communication between a government organization and the news media and general public.
It is their responsibility to ensure that all statements released to the press and public follow agency guidelines, are accurate, and comply with official policy or law.
Interested participants can join the webinar via this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84502425108?pwd=cG8xNmlFNHZkaExIYWYzYkwwZ3ErZz 09 or by typing it on their Zoom account – Meeting ID: 845 0242 5108 and access code : 328586. (JCR/ AMB/PIA Pangasinan)