The Gender Mainstreaming Directorate of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) held a mentoring programme for senior members of the University who were recruited within the last three years.
The programme took place at the Jophus Anamuah-Mensah Conference Centre, North Campus, Winneba.
The workshop held under the theme “The Role of Mentoring in Enhancing the Career Development of Senior Members in UEW” is intended to help groom and guide newly appointed senior members through their career paths
The Vice-Chancellor and Chairman for the occasion, the Very Rev. Fr. Prof. Anthony Afful-Broni, in his welcome address, hinted that UEW was in the process of developing a comprehensive policy document on mentoring staff, which would be published and out doored soon.
He urged participants to pick out salient information from the facilitators to assist them in navigating their experiences and challenges likely to be encountered in work at the University.
Addressing the audience on the theme, the Ag. Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Andy Ofori-Birikorang described mentors as people who provide guidance and support to young career professionals based on their unique developmental needs.
He added that guidance and support occur in three core areas namely professional, career, and personal development.
He, however, charged participants to start by believing in themselves and their career, have an objective view of themselves, and add value to their personal and professional lives to gain on the transformative power of mentoring.
Speaking on her journey to becoming a professor, the Dean, Faculty of Science Education, Prof. (Mrs.) Ruby Hanson stressed that the journey had not been rosy at all, but she had to put in a lot of hard work, dedication, and determination to achieve that feat.
She encouraged participants not to allow internal and external hindrances which might come their way to distract them, but rather be focused, persevere, be accommodating, and with confidence in themselves, and in other people who might want to help shrug off the same.
Presenting on the topic “Publishing in Scholarly Journals”, the Director, Institute for Teacher Education, and Continuing Professional Development (ITECPD), Prof. Dandy George Dampson admonished participants to publish original papers in quality professional journals or perish in the University.
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