Senior academics professional development programme

This 3-day course is designed for mid-career to senior academics in higher education institutions who often have to perform an increasing number of key roles and functions as they progress on the career ladder. Many of these roles come in addition to the core functions of teaching and research. There is often an assumption that lecturers can perform most of such roles naturally. However, there is little professional training available to support lecturers in developing the skills required to perform the different facets of their roles effectively. Much of the practices used by individual lecturers evolve from one’s own experience, informal knowledge, or trial-and-error methods. The aim of this programme is to provide an opportunity for lecturers to be equipped with professional training and skills that will strengthen their technical and strategic capabilities to perform their professional roles with greater confidence, and also an opportunity to reflect upon their current practices in a manner which is informed by relevant theory and international best practice.



  • Achieving excellence in different facets of the senior academic’s role
  • Strategies for academic workload management
  • Programme/curriculum development approaches
  • Approaches and insights for guiding and supervising research students successfully
  • Developing grant proposals and strategies for raising funds to support academic programmes and activities
  • Leadership and management of academic programmes, departments and institutions


Venues and dates



Date: 30 March – 1 April 2016

Date: 4 – 6 April 2016

Venue: Central Hotel, Accra (close to World Bank Office at Ridge)

Venue: KCCR, KNUST Campus

Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm daily

Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm daily





Professor Gina Wisker
Professor Gina Wisker

Professor of Higher Education & Head of Centre for Learning and Teaching

University of Brighton, UK



Expression of interest and Registration

Please CLICK HERE to complete the online registration form


The course fee is 1,200 GHS per participant (early bird registration before 29th February 2016 is 1,050 GHS)

Participants will be provided with a course manual, meals and refreshments and a Certificate

Please note that if you are not able to attend the course on the dates you registered for, it will be possible to transfer that registration to the same course which will be run again later on in the year. For example, if you are unable to attend on 4-6 April after registration and payment it will be possible to transfer to the same course when it is held again in July as long as advance notice of 2 weeks is given.


This course will be offered again in July 2016

CLICK HERE to register for the July 2016 course

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