ZEWU holds a staff retreat workshop

Zimbabwe Energy Workers Union (ZEWU)

Introduction

ZEWU held a three day joint staff and presidium retreat workshop at the Harare Safari Lodge, Harare from 17 – 19 June 2017.

Workshop Objectives

The main purpose for the workshop was to allow staff and the presidium time away from the office to carry out an introspection of the operations of the office and see how best to improve on inter personal, functional and departmental liaison / interface for better service delivery to the membership.

Present

A.Chitambo (President)
M.S. Ndlovu (1st Vice President)
M. Mugabe   (2nd Vice President)
K. Sirivha    (National Treasurer)
M. Chikuni   (General Secretary)
M. Sibanda  (A. General Secretary)
C. Mapanda (Legal Officer)
P. Chenyika (Education and Training Officer)
T.Kavhenga (Accounting Officer)
S. Dube       (Office Secretary)
S. Dzvukamanja (Messenger)

Facilitators

P. Sithole
Dr.R. Sithole

The workshop was run with the assistance of consultants and covered such areas as;

Communication
Team building
Staff motivation
Good governance
Conflict management and resolution
Policy formulation and implementation – clarity of roles

The workshop extensively examined the above topics underscoring the importance of each as guided by best practices as well as the ZEWU Constitution, Vision, Mission, Values, 8th National Congress Resolutions and the 2016 – 2021 Strategic Plan adopted at Kadoma in April 2016.

Other key issues emphasized the importance of building a strong, homogeneous and cohesive team ZEWU which is capable of complimenting each other’s strengths as well as attending to any identified areas of weaknesses and deficiencies within the team.

The workshop also streamlined, in clear terms, the distinct but symbiotic and complimentary roles between the presidium and staff and how these should always be respected for the smooth functioning of the union.

Action Plan

At the end of the workshop, the team came up with an implementation matrix which shall form the basis of the action plan going forward.

P. CHENYIKA
EDUCATION AND TRAINING OFFICER

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