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Institute of African Studies Organizes Workshop for Staff

The Institute of African Studies (IAS) held a workshop for its Junior and Senior staff from 30th to 31st July 2019. The aim of the workshop was to equip members of staff with some professional skills and knowledge to enhance their contribution to the Institute in particular and the University as a whole.

The workshop was facilitated by 2MB Consulting Services Limited, a Human Resource Management Firm. The Facilitators of the workshop in the persons of Mrs. Florence Hutchful, Mrs. Marie-Louise Prah and Ms. Regina Amofa-Baah led the workers through various topics on work ethics, professionalism, time management, customer care, and how to align the mission and vision of the Institute with job responsibilities.

The resource persons emphasized the need for employees to understand their work and employ ethical standards in the workplace. Honesty, punctuality, teamwork, team building, discipline amongst others were stressed on as essential qualities that staff members needed to exhibit at the workplace. These attributes if observed, would help promote the image of the Institute and engender growth of the University.

Dr. Deborah Atobrah, a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute and Chair of the Strategic Team on People and Institutional Processes, noted that the training programme was geared towards enhancing the skills of workers to contribute to the attainment of the Institute’s mission and vision. She mentioned that every worker of the Institute mattered therefore, members of staff should consider themselves as important stakeholders of the Institution.

On his part, Mr. William Asare, the Assistant Registrar of the Institute highlighted the importance of the training programme for the members of staff. He said the training was part of a coordinated programme initiated by the Institute to help the workers understand, appreciate and apply the mission and vision of the Institute to their daily duties. He emphasized that the University’s strategic vision of becoming a word-class research-intensive institution by 2024 was every worker’s responsibility. He added that each worker would have to contribute to the University’s vision at the end of the day by being efficient and effective at his or her assigned duties. Mr. Asare assured the workers of the Institute’s readiness to organize more training programmes in order to improve their skills for optimum output. Participants on their part expressed their appreciation to the Institute’s management for the training programme and promised to apply the knowledge and skills gained to their work. Mr. Asare thanked 2MB Consulting Services Limited for accepting to coordinate the workshop.

A group photo of Facilitators, Administrator and Junior staff after the training

A group photo of Facilitators, Administrator and Senior staff after the training