The College of Communication and Organisational Development has trained some 26 professionals in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis under its Executive Mastery in Organisational Development and Appreciative Leadership model, (EMODAL).
The EMODAL course, the first to be organised in the Metropolis has been designed by the college main campus situated in Sunyani for mid-career groups who desire positive change in their organisations.
The participants are to act as change agents in turning the fortunes of entities around through efficiency, relationship, Integrity, inspiration, illumination and purpose.
The EMODAL partnership training programme under the auspices of CCOD and Takoradi Technical University (TTU) blend philosophy of experiential learning and facilitation of change practices, while using proven Organisational Development (OD) Client-centered interventions to guarantee participants maximum benefits and clients absolute sustainability.
Comprehensive training instruments, concepts, models and approaches integrated with the Action-Research Methodology which is professionally client-centered, action-oriented and results-driven were the approaches used for learning.
Professor Safo Ankama-Kweku, the Coordinator for partnership and Director for the Institute of Distance Learning at TTU said the purpose for the partnership was to facilitate innovative Community Development in Africa, Provide Organisational Development (OD) interventional competencies to individuals, teams and organisations for sustainable growth and change.
He was happy that participants took the bold step to be part of the first EMODAL training so that they would acquire new set of knowledge for African development.
Dr. Gabriel Gbiel Benarkuu, the President of CCOD said education was the passport to the future, as tomorrow belonged to those who are prepared for it adding, “Education is the pivot to every country’s economy development.”
He said the Executive Mastery in Organizational Development and Appreciative Leadership (EMODAL) is designed for top management, Metro/ Municipal/ Districts/Regional Directors, Religious and Traditional Leaders, Politicians, Heads of Departments (businessmen and academia), Managers, Entrepreneurs and all those in leadership positions or aspiring to become leaders.
He urged those interested to pursue Organisation Development Certified Consultant (ODCC) to take advantage of the programme.
The participants were taken through 14 Organisational Development Sessions and one project work using Action Research Model
He added that the partnership is the 7th with institutions to centralise and bring education to the door steps of everyone.
He said the CCOD, was currently visible in 6 regions; Accra, Takoradi, Kumasi, Tamale, Wa and Sunyani which is the main campus.
Professor Victor Bondzie Micah, the Pro-VC of TTU who represented the Vice Chancellor also commended CCOD for its approach to bringing education to everyone.
He also commended the partnership team for coming out with the first professional training programme, he assured participants of the University’s full support for them in their future endeavors in the area of Organisational Development.