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Leadership across the globe has over the past decade received a lot of attention. Today’s complex business environment calls for new approaches to leadership. This is because the leadership function is key in directing an organizations resources for improved efficiency and achievement of goals. In the absence of effective leadership, no organization can work efficiently.

In an ever-competitive business environment, it is important that managers and staff in particular focus on building strong leadership to ensure attainment of goals and to stand out among its competitors. This course is designed to support the delivery of training in Leadership Skills for Management of Financial Institutions in Ghana.

School proprietors, managers and administrators are constantly faced with the challenge of inadequate finances to run and grow their schools. Coupled with this, are the increasing cases of financial malpractices in schools, misalignment between goals of school owners and managers and poor accountability at different levels (school to parents; teachers to school leadership; school leadership to owners etc.). This  course in ‘Finance for Private School Owners and Managers’ is tailormade for existing and potential school owners, managers and administrators. The course is designed to provide participants with practical insights and tools relevant for effective and efficient financial management in schools.

Inventory management helps businesses keep track of and control a business' inventory that is bought, manufactured, stored and used or sold. Effective or proper inventory management ensures businesses keep track of not only raw materials but also finished good and products. Inventory management is important to small businesses because it helps them prevent stockouts, manage multiple locations, and ensure accurate recordkeeping.

Funding is an essential need for NGOs. However, many NGOs do not attain funding due to the inability to put together a strong case for funding in proposals submitted. Funding sources have basic requirements in relation to granting NGOs funding, and it is important that NGOs understand these requirements and submit strong cases to improve their chances of selection. This course is designed to help learners understand the basic steps in drafting a grant proposal for funding, the financial concerns of funders,  and the typical elements included in a grant proposal.

Women are gradually making their ability to be leaders felt in entrepreneurship, administration and many more industries and positions. More and more women are resolved to break the traditional glass ceiling that barred them from entering leadership positions even when they possessed the requisite skills and talent to occupy them. This course aims at establishing the important role and impact women in leadership play and provide some tools and techniques to prepare and position learners to take up leadership roles when opportunities arise.

Managing contracts and staff is key to business sustainability. It is important for business owners and managers to, before engaging in any business activity, to agree on what is expected, how it is expected, when it is expected and what would be done when expectations are met. These usually form the basis of a verbal or written agreement with workers, suppliers, distributors to guide working relationship with them. 

Usually, a contract is used as legal basis for engaging in business with workers/suppliers and other third parties. Whether written or verbal, once both parties agree to the terms of the contract/agreement, it is deemed as binding on them and they are expected to fulfil their parts of the agreement. This course is designed to xxxxx

Office politics involves the use of authority, power and delegation of employees for their personal agenda. It can be both negative and positive. Office politics is so important in the professional environment that a search on it yielded 1,090,000,000 results.It is found in every organization, including yours, and it is important to understand why it exists, how it works and how to navigate it within the organization. Understanding office politics and how to use it effectively is important for professionals working especially in the corporate environment. This course is designed to help learners understand the importance of and how to gain influence by navigating through office politics.

Emotional intelligence is one of the most critical skills for professionals and leaders as it helps workers understand and manage their own emotions when around their coworkers. There are several facets that can play a role in how someone feels at any given moment, and managing those feelings indicates their level of emotional intelligence (EI). Emotional intelligence, or EQ, plays a vital role in any individual’s ability to perform effectively as part of a professional team. This course is designed to help learners understand how to be emotional intelligent and the benefits of being emotionally intelligent. 

Building an effective team is synonymous with success in today’s business environment. Organizations are collaborating as a team to work more efficiently,employers or managers want team players to work with, and employees are rewarded for their ability to collaborate as a team and achieve more results. This emphasizes the need for a better understanding of how the team concept works, particularly in a work environment. This course is designed to equip learners with the knowledge and skills to effectively promote team work in their organizations.

Time management involves organizing and planning time to be spent on specific activities. Practicing time management is an essential skill professionals need to succeed in the working environment. Professionals who effectively manage their time are both effective and efficient in undertaking tasks allocated them and are more productive. This course is designed to help learners understand the importance of time management and introduce learners to some time management tools to aid them in learning the skill of time management.

An absolutely essential aspect of being a good leader is understanding how to manage conflicts. Conflict management is the process by which disputes are resolved, where negative results are minimized and positive results are prioritized. It is a key management skill which requires using different tactics (depending on the situation), negotiation, and creative thinking. When effectively used, an organization is able to minimize interpersonal issues, enhance client satisfaction, and produce better business outcomes. This course is designed to help learners understand what time management is, its importance and some conflict management styles to adopt.

The Part 2 of the course on ‘“Training of Trainer (ToT) for In-person Training – Strategies for New and Experienced Training Facilitators" focuses on equipping facilitators with strategies, tools and techniques for identifying training needs, designing and developing training, delivering and evaluating training. 

Objectives of the Course

At the end of this session, you would be able to:

  • Describe what training needs analysis entails;
  • Describe the key elements of a training curriculum;
  • Adopt strategies to implement training;
  • Identify key tools and techniques for assessing and evaluating training.