By Felix Alade
To achieve improved productivity and effectiveness for its staff, Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech) in conjunction with Global Women Investors & Innovators Network (GWIIN), recently engaged 80 selected Academics and Non-Academics staff in Work Ethics, Etiquette and Leadership training.
The objective of the training is to assist and support Yabatech to gain a competitive edge and advantage while providing access to soft skill knowledge transfer. Using a range of tools and approaches in which they would benefit from a thorough understanding of strategies that support good governance, ethics, professionalism and effective leadership qualities.
The workshop is specially designed and customized to enhance and complement modules across all sectors relating to innovation, business development and enterprise. It provides a great opportunity to invest in relevant and crucial social education, therefore instilling a sense of what is becoming and appropriate.
During the 2 day program at G International Institute Training Centre (GIITC) in Iyana-Ipaja Lagos, facilitated by Staff Development and Training Department of the College, the Founder & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GWIIN, also the Convener, Dr. Bola Olabisi buttressed the main purpose of the training which was to re-train, re-skill, re-tool and take advantage of current and emerging opportunities. High-performance behaviours and standard to achieve good and more effective results.
The workshop was unique and unusual from normal training, participants were divided into 7 groups, each has a chairman and spokesman, to brainstorm on case studies/scenarios and proffer solution as authentic leaders. It was a highly interactive and eye-opening session which allows the participants to express themselves and did justice to the case studies; Dr. Bola Olabisi added more useful and new information to the response of the participants.
On day one of the workshops, work ethics and authentic leadership qualities which focus on strategic thinking that demonstrate self-awareness, work ethics, leadership skills making sound decision and values and integrity, which took the form of thought-provoking interactive discussions designed to encourage a global and continental outlook of innovative and vibrant concepts were painstakingly discussed.
While on the second day, the unspoken code of conduct for personal development, social etiquette, and the art of fine dining that focuses on the opportunity to examine and evaluate one’s personal development with regards to the dos and don’ts. The need to impose dignity and a sense of what is becoming appropriate in a cosmopolitan society which includes the demonstration of a personal image; composure and sophistication were thoroughly deliberated. Certificates of participation were awarded to attendees after the workshop.
Kudos to Engr. Obafemi Omokungbe led administration that has been organizing numerous training for staff of the College for developmental purpose and efficiency.