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CENPAD ends two-day retreat in Gardnersville

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A local group, Center for Policy Analysis and Discourses (CENPAD) has held a two-day retreat for members to review the organization’s performance plans for 2021 Speaking at the retreat, the president of CENPAD, Dorsela D. Farcathy, said the objective of the retreat among other things was to enhance the capacity of key stakeholders, especially members of CENPAD to effectively integrate its activities into their respective strategic planning.

According to him, the two-day long retreat which was held at a local entertainment centerin Gardnerville Township discussed CENPAD’s calendar, road map and implementation as well as community development.
Mr. Farcathy told the CENPAD members to remain steadfast and fully committed to their quest in making the organization the best in the country.

He said CENPAD can contribute meaningfully to the growth and development of the Liberian society if they are prepared to do so and ensure that CENPAD will lead the way for others to follow in the forward march of the Liberia’s development. “Use SWOT Analysis to assess our organization’s current position before we can decide on any new strategy for CENPAD”, he said.

He said, “This can be used if we find out what’s working well, and what’s not so good. Ask yourself where you want to go, how you might get there – and what might get in your way. These are big issues, and you’ll need a powerful but simple technique to help you.”

According to him, SWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats, and so a SWOT Analysis is a technique used in assessing these four aspects of any business.

“You can use SWOT Analysis to make the most of what you’ve got, to your organization’s best advantage. And you can reduce the chances of failure, by understanding what you’re lacking, and eliminating hazards that would otherwise catch you unawares.” The retreat was climaxed with a workshop facilitated by Stanley Kamara of the UNDP. Editing by Jonathan Browne

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