Academic Leadership Workshop

Academic Staff from the College of Humanities and Legal Studies Attend Academic Leadership Workshop

On Thursday, 5th July, 2018, selected academic staff attended a one-day academic leadership workshop organised by Emeritus Prof. Carmel McNaught and Prof David M. Kennedy at the British Council, Accra.

Participants were taken through the following topics:  

  • Academic leadership responsibility in higher education institutions;
  • Differences between higher education and other business/industries;
  • McNay’s (1995) model of university types: collegium, corporation, bureaucracy, enterprise;
  • Examining a model of leadership based on building and supporting a community of practice in a department where individuals see themselves as part of a team;
  • Institutional induction/support available for fulfilling academic leadership roles;
  • Mapping of leadership qualities and development of leadership webs;
  • SWOT analysis of participants’ institutions and identification of pressing challenges;
  • Finding solutions to key challenges.

Participants were drawn from several higher educational institutions in Ghana. From the College of Humanities and Legal Studies, the University of Cape Coast, the following academic senior members attended the workshop.

  1. Dr (Mrs) Rebecca Dei Mensah, Department of Management Studies, School of Business
  2. Dr Kwabena Sarfo Sarfo-Kantankah, Department of English, Faculty of Arts
  3. Dr Emmanuel Y. Tenkorang, Institute of Development Studies
  4. Mr Constantine Kudedzi, Faculty of Law
  5. Dr (Mrs) Georgina Oduro, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Faculty of Social Sciences
  6. Dr Eric Debrah Otchere, Department of Music, Faculty of Arts.

Each of the participants received a certificate of participation at the end of the workshop.