Nuclear Power Ghana has ended a three-day training programme for team leaders from three public institutions in the energy sector in Accra, the capital of Ghana.
The team leaders were trained on organisational development and appreciative leadership so they could become change agents in the energy sector and resource management sector.
The participants were drawn from the Nuclear Power Ghana, Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA) and the Nuclear Power Institute (NPI) of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC).
They were introduced to a new global leadership model dubbed: ‘Executive Mastery For Organisational Development and Appreciative Leadership (EMODAL)’.
The purpose of the MODEL is to reorient leaders to adopt best practices and indigenous knowledge in managing the organisation and the system in which they operate.
The programme was sponsored by Nuclear Power Ghana and facilitated by the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS).
Speaking to energynewsafrica.com, after the programme, Dr Gabriel Gbiel Benarkuu, an Organisational Development Expert and facilitator for the training, noted that the programme was intended to empower leaders’ practices in appreciating the system and the people they work with.
He told energynewsafrica.com that the participants were thought how to create their ideas and implement top directives with the full participation of their team members to facilitate the achievements of the organisations.
According to Dr Benarkuu, research conducted by the training team revealed that top executives and leaders did not know how to coach people to perform, a situation he said undermined the performance of the organisation.
“Over 70 per cent of the organisations in Ghana are not coaching people to grow and perform so they create a vicious cycle of leadership all year round and that is why this model is appropriate for leaders to begin to rethink so they can respond to realities on the ground,” he said.
The Executive Director of Nuclear Power Ghana (NPG), Dr Stephen Yamoah, said the training was the first time of a series of leadership programmes spearheaded by the organisation as the country worked towards constructing and operating its first nuclear power plant by 2030.
He tasked the beneficiaries to fully implement the knowledge they have acquired and drive change in their respective institutions.
A representative of the Nuclear Power Institute, Madam Afua Nettey, said the training had empowered the beneficiaries with the skills to resolve conflicts in the organisation and how to become team players in their various leadership positions.