A three-day induction and orientation workshop has been organized for newly appointed Directors and Managers of some Institutes and Centers/Departments of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC).
The event which was held in the Council Chamber of the Commission was organized for 13 participants after a rigorous selection process.
The aim of the workshop was to sensitize the appointees on the basic administrative tenets, laws, and procedures needed to carry out their duties at their various Institutes and Centers/Departments.
In his welcome address, the Director-General, Prof B.J.B. Nyarko said that being appointed as a leader comes with some level of administrative work and that, it was important that they familiarize themselves with the basic administrative processes and procedures needed in carrying out their duties.
He appealed to the appointees to be humble in the discharge of their duties, promote teamwork, and establish healthy relationships with their subordinates.
He further advised them to orient themselves with rules and regulations guiding their scope of work and scheme of service.
“As you have occupied these positions, learn on the job and be friendly to your staff, and the people you are working with” he stated.
Prof. Nyarko thanked the Director of Administration and his team for organizing the workshop and noted that going forward, the entire staff of the Commission should benefit from such an initiative.
He congratulated them on their appointments to the various Institutes and Centers and wished them well in their new endeavor.
The topics treated at the three-day workshop included budget and imprest systems, corporate image building, effective leadership and management, business communication, and procurement procedures.
The rests were emotional intelligence and coping skills, bridging the gap between Institutes and Technology Transfer and Marketing Centre (TTMC), administrative processes and scheme of service, and understanding corporate strategic planning.
The resource persons for the three-day event were the Director of Administration, Mr. William Srekumah, the Director of Finance, Mr. Cyprian Basing, the Manager of Atomic Guesthouse, Mr. Essuman Kweku, Manager for the Office of Corporate and Public Affairs, Mr. Mark Sarfo, the Manager of Technology Transfer and Marketing Centre, Mrs. Sheila Frimpong, the Counseling Psychologist for the GAEC Hospital, Mrs. Mercy E. Amuasi, Head of Procurement, Mr. Paul Adika, Manager of Human Resource, Mr. Maxwell Nyarko and the Secretary to the GAEC corporate strategic plan committee, Mr. Richard Asare.