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The Vice Deanship for Development & Quality Training Unit organized a workshop entitled “Techniques
of Designing Training Portfolios”, attended by the Common First Year Dean Dr. Nami Al-Jihani, Vice Deans, and Training
Unit Head, Dr. Saleh Al-Shamrani. The workshop came in continuation of the initiative launched for the
prize of best training portfolio organized by the unit.
The workshop aims to introduce the concepts and terms used in the components of training portfolios.
Attendants will be able to prepare and evaluate training portfolios based on international standards.
They receive training on how to make the training portfolio meet a number of criteria dictated by
Dr. Nami talked about how to design a professional training program and the techniques of PowerPoint
presentation. He made it clear that the training portfolio is a representation of executive steps of real
training as the material and activities are based on training goals. He added that it is a document of a
detailed account of training procedures followed by all trainers in a way ensuring the efficient realization
of training program.
The Vice Dean for Development & Quality, Dr. Salah Al-Saleh, talked about the idea behind the contest
in terms of utilizing creative works submitted by Common First Year training experts. These works bridge the gap
between reality and expectations in the performance of those experts.
Dr. Shamrani tackled some important techniques in designing training portfolios such as the ability to
analyze jobs and identify training needs, acquire relevant skills, and apply the methodology of building
The idea of having a prize for the best training portfolio came within the KSU interest to ensure quality
of Common First Year programs, its pursuit to have academic programs accredited and excellent staff recruited and
The Best Training Portfolio Prize is given every semester at the Common First Year. The prize is subject to rigorous
criteria in the portfolios evaluation.