KARACHI - City Naib Nazim Nasreen Jalil has said that the city government under the CIIM (city institute of image management) will hold day-long workshops for young students of the metropolis from May 26 to 31 as part of Hamara Karachi Festival, to promote leadership qualities, improving behavior and increase their confidence level. The workshops entitled 'Let's discover the leader in you' She said. She was addressing a press conference held at the City Council Secretariat on Saturday. The conference was also attended by Rashida Nadeem, representative of Intel Ahead World Programme, Mashood Rizvi Provincial Director of British Council for Sindh and Balochistan and senior fellow of CIIM Shakeel Ahmed Khan. She said during the six-day workshops, the participants will be delivered thorough research on communication/intrapersonal and interpersonal skills; transformation leadership/vision and goals; motivation-success management; youth and stress management. To highlighting the purposes of CIIM, Nasreen Jalil said that this institute was formed on July 23, 2007 and during the last one year more then 23 workshops on different topics have been organized. "The workshops had been attended by UC nazims, naib nazims, councillors, officials from different city government's departments to impart training in the four major sectors like communication and skills, control on administrative issues, awareness of basic rights and environmental pollution," she mentioned. Nasreen Jalil informed that keeping in view the benefits of organizing the workshops the local governments and town administration of various parts of the province and country contacted to the CIIM to participate in the workshops. She also mentioned that the lectures on different topics were delivered by Mashood Rizvi, Saira Saleem, enrolled for Ph.D in Karachi University on the subject of communication skills with blind people, Nooruddin Bhamani, Sheerin Dosani and Kosar Salmani. She further mentioned that the city government's employees like officers, low cadre officials including gardeners, peons, drivers, watchmen and non-clerical staff while the town nazims, naib town nazims, UC naazims councilors and EDOs (executive district officers) DOs had also attended workshops of communication skills and stress management. Highlighting the upcoming programme, she mentioned that the six-day workshops at the CIIM office located in the City Council Secretariat, Old KMC Building will be supported by British Council, Standard Chartered Bank, Intel Pakistan while various private sponsors will establish their stalls to provide assistance to the students. Later, responding a question, Nasreen Jalil had said that the city government already have under the heavy burden of work as well as financial constrain and the CIIM's workshops being organised with the financial support of Sindh Devolved Social Services Program (SDSP) who granted so far one million rupee for this. She also hoped that the workshops for city government's officials will help to improve overall situation in the management of city government's routine work besides curbing the corruption cases.