Published: 21 Feb 2017 Source: University Relations Office (URO)
Student leaders of Africa Hall, the all-female hall on campus, have undergone a one-day leadership and peer counseling seminar. The maiden edition of the Africa Hall Leadership and Peer Counseling Seminar (AHLPCS-1) saw twenty five participants. It is in line with the hall warden’s goal of equipping hall leaders with basic leadership and counseling skills.
Giving the background to the event, Dr. Marian Nkansah said she realized that many students’ leaders assumed office with no training or skills and that was why she initiated such an event for hall leaders, floor representatives and hall residents in leadership roles.
Dr. Nkansah further explained that the event would be an annual event to groom the student leaders. She hoped student leaders would be equipped with the needed tools and skills to play their roles effectively. She charged participants to utilize the knowledge gained to help their peers. She also commended the current hall executives for renovating and refurbishing the television room of the hall.
Victoria Degraft-Adjei, the Senior Assistant Registrar at the Counselling Unit, the facilitator of the seminar, took participants through topics such as “Who is a leader?” “Types of Leadership”, “Qualities of a Good Leader”, “Peer Counseling”, “Ethics and Principles of Leadership”. She also took participants through case studies and interactive sessions.
Mrs. De-Graft Adjei encouraged the student leaders to prioritise their schedule and to be open to their peers in order to be able to assist them as peer counselors and leaders. She further advised them to refer their peers to the counseling unit should they encounter issues that were beyond them.