CEGRAD BUILDS CAPACITY OF FEMALE ADMINISTRATORS
The Center for Gender Research, Advocacy and Documentation (CEGRAD), has organized a workshop for female administrators, both senior members and senior staff members, to build their capacities on gender issues.
It was also aimed at fulfilling the mission of CEGRAD in educating and training the University community to understand gender and sexual harassment issues.
A retired Professional Administrator, Mrs. Wilhelmina Graves, who took participants through "Career Development-Becoming An Effective Administration," advised the female administrators to be time-conscious in all their endeavours.
According to her, as administrators, they must be reliable, committed and passionate about their work.
Mrs. Graves explained to participants the various categories of administrators, skills required from administrators and how administrators could develop their career.
She urged them to further their education so they could climb the administrative ladder.
The veteran administrator also took the participants through the rudiments of writing minutes and reports.
Taking her turn to address the participants, the Acting Director of the Gender Centre, University of Education, Winneba, Ms. Obaapanin Oforiwaa Adu, who presented a paper on the topic "Work/Family Life Balance; Time Management,” urged female administrators to balance their work and family life effectively.
She noted that some effects of an imbalanced work were low productivity, high absenteeism, low morals, poor communication and team work.
She stressed that female administrators could improve on their lives if they took courses in time management, replace negative relationships with positive ones, organise their work life, use technology, stay healthy as well as attending social events and practising their hobbies.
Addressing the participants on the topic "Gender and Sexual Harassment in the University Administration", a Research Fellow at CEGRAD, Dr. Angela Akorsu, outlined measures the University had put in place to curb sexual harassment.
She said the University had formulated sexual harassment policy to address sexual harassment issues.
Again, Dr. Akorsu urged the participants to report sexual harassment issues to the Counselling Center or CEGRAD for redress.
In her welcome address, the Acting Director of CEGRAD, Dr. Genevieve Adukpo, noted that the workshop was to create a common platform for all female staff to enhance their capacity.
She said CEGRAD would continue to organise workshops to sensitize the University community to understand gender and sexual harassment issues.