ANALYSIS PAPER (AP) AND ANALYSIS PAPER DE-BRIEFING (APDB):
In each term, during every Training Course, an individual exercise is held in the form of writing an AP. The Aim is to provide the participants with an opportunity to demonstrate their writing and analytical skills. Progressive and logical development of thought in response to the requirement (asked questions), brevity, specificity as against generalization, coherence, conciseness, and clarity are some of the qualities which participants are required to keep in mind to reflect in their performance.
INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH PAPER (IRP):
Each participant of SMC and MCMC is required to write one Individual Research Paper (IRP) of 5000-6000 words. All duly checked and approved IRPs of SMCs and MCMCs are placed in the Library for preservation and reference for consultation by future participants.
a. Current Issues Presentations (CrI-Ps)
Each participant has to make a presentation on a topic related to any of the fields like politics, economics, governance, environment, climate change, leadership, management, development, natural resources, peace and security, social issues, religion, regional issues, foreign affairs and ethics etc. which are currently in public debate. The presentations commence from the third week of the course, in alphabetical order. Each presentation session is of 55 minutes, of which presentation is for 30 minutes followed by 25 minutes of Question and Answer Session. Participants, who are nominated for Departmental Presentations, are not required to make presentations on Current Issues.
b. Departmental Presentation (DP)
One hour presentation on selected Departments represented in the Course are required to be prepared and made by the senior most officer of that Department. The DP is of 40 minutes followed by a 20 minutes Question / Answer Session. The Q&A Sessions may be handled by each presenting officer alone or he may ask all or some of his departmental colleagues to join him.
c) Post Visit Presentations (PVPs)
After each Study Tour, the Group Coordinators and Co-Coordinators make proper PVP to the Course in the Shahzad Arbab Hall. PVP for Local Visits / Field Visits is for 30 minutes (20 minutes’ presentation and 10 minutes’ Q/A). Whereas, PVP for IST is of 60 minutes (40 minutes’ presentation and 20 minutes’ Q/A).
d) Course Review Committee Report Presentation (CRCP)
A Course Review Committee is constituted comprising one Chairman and 07-08 Members depending upon the size of the course. The Committee prepares a report about the course curriculum and co-curricular activities by taking views of all the participants of the course. The aim is to seek comments and recommendations on the course by the participants with a view to further improve it. This report is then presented to the course in a 2 hrs session (1 hr presentation and 1 hr review by the faculty).
e. Individual Research Paper (IRP):
Simulation Exercises are an integral component of the course. The general and common aim of these Exercises is to offer an opportunity to the participants to apply their knowledge and skills for developing implementation strategies of National Policies as well as formulating policies. Three to four Simulation Exercises are included in each course. The aim of these exercises is to offer an opportunity to the participants to apply their knowledge and skills for developing an integrated governance solution so as to promote, protect and further our national interests. Participants play roles of mid-career policy implementers during these exercises. The objectives are:
Some important topics of Simulation Exercises conducted at KIM are as under:
a) Syndicate in the academic sense refers to a small group of participants who get together under guidance of Directing Staff (DS), who is a Faculty Member, to hold discussions on significant issues relating to the curriculum. Aim of the Syndicate System is designed to enable the Faculty to develop a close interaction with a small group of participants in a SD/ TD at regular intervals. While this interaction provides sufficient opportunity to the participants for expressing their views more freely, the primary focus is on generating discussion on important issues within the spectrum of course curriculum.
b) Syndicates are constituted in each of the three terms with a mix of participants representing various departments/ occupational groups. Each Syndicate has a covering DS. Each Syndicate also has a Chairman/Chairperson and Secretary from amongst the members of their Syndicate, who are nominated by the respective covering DS. All SDs/TDs are held in designated Syndicate Rooms, which are notified separately at the beginning of each term.
Each participant is tasked in turn to WRITE synopsis of at least one lecture during the course. The synopsis normally consists of around 1000 words. The write-up focuses on the central theme and recommended policy options spelt out by the guest speaker(s).
PEER RATING (PrR):
In each term, an individual exercise is held in the form of Peer Rating. The aim is to develop a sense in the participants about rating their colleague participants on the basis of three different shades of personality i.e. “As a Friend”, “As a Leader” and “As a professional”.
Each participant is assigned the role of Course Coordinator at least once during the course. The Course Coordinator is expected to act as a link between faculty and the participants. He or she will be responsible for communicating all the directives/instructions issued from time to time by the DG, Chief Instructor, and the faculty to all the participants for compliance. Administrative problems/ requirements of the participants may also be conveyed through the Course Coordinator to the concerned quarter.
INPUT FROM PARTICIPANTS DURING FORTNIGHTLY MEETINGS:
EVALUATION OF PARTICIPANTS:
During Courses, participants are assessed regarding their working style, intellect, commitment, professional excellence, leadership quality, disposition, knowledge base, vision and conduct. After the completion of the course, Assessment Reports based on Evaluation System specially designed and formulated by NSPP Lahore Pakistan are sent to the Government. It is worth mentioning that the Evaluation Reports sent by the Institute to the Government have brought about a marked change in the governmental setup regarding promotion and posting of the officers.
Inland Study Tours (ISTs) are organized as part of the Course Curriculum. During the courses, Inland Study Tours are arranged to different provinces which include visits to various ministries, departments and offices. Detailed instructions for IST are issued to the participants separately during the courses.
To enhance the knowledge of the participants about the functioning and performance of public service organizations and private institutions working in diversified socio-cultural environment.