By Maimuna Sey-Jawo
The Institute of Bankers of The Gambia Friday finished a professional development training in Senegambia.
It targeted 45 participants drown from various stakeholder institutions.
The two-day training seeks to develop capacities and upgrade skills needed at work places to ensure effective and efficient service delivery.
Registrar Bernard Manneh said bankers are committed to promoting high standards in the banking industry, and sustained professional development training is one way to achieving that.
“We live in a rapidly changing world where legislative, social and economic developments directly affect the environment in which we live and work, and where technological advances provide radically different ways of working.”
To au fait these challenges, bankers’ skills and competence should be ungraded, Manneh emphasised.
He said continuing professional development, (CPD) enhances individual’s personal ambition to be a better practitioner.
Equally, it could also boost career prospects.
“It can be a step on the ladder to higher qualifications or enhanced job prospects. It can be part of meeting targets set by workforce performance management schemes, or an opportunity for individuals to change their career paths,” he said.
Manneh said it facilitates access to specialised structured training, helps review working practices and contributes to a more effective and profitable business.
“Indeed, engaging staff in CPD activities can be invigorating for individuals and businesses alike,” he admitted.
The institute said its mission is to serve as a centre of excellence in banking and finance education.