Education Collaborative Workshop

Education Collaborative Workshop
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Sun, Jun 4 8:30AM - Fri, Jun 9 3:00PM

Ashesi University 1 University Avenue

Event Details

In 2002, Ashesi University College was founded to achieve an African Renaissance driven by a new generation of ethical entrepreneurial leaders. Our unique model has resulted in extraordinary alumni and has brought Ashesi overwhelming attention from institutions across the continent and beyond. With a vision of an African renaissance, we are leading the creation of a collaborative platform to facilitate the sharing of best practices in university teaching, management, and administration among institutions in Africa.


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The Education Collaborative at Ashesi, will bring together a network of higher education institutions and individuals committed to addressing Africa’s biggest challenges in education. The workshop will include an immersive set of activities focused on building a student-centered campus. Participants will closely interact with, and experience first-hand, the combined liberal arts and sciences approach to institution building, and get to explore ways to develop tools for similar approaches in their home institutions.

The six-day resident workshop will be held at Ashesi’s campus in Berekuso, and will cost a $1,000 per participant (discounted for groups). Accommodation will be provided at the Lansdown Resort, close to the university’s campus. 

The collaborative is aimed at reaching people who care about influencing the impact of higher education through the systems and practices used by their institutions, right from their lecture halls to their offices. We will showcase successful teaching experiences that have worked at Ashesi and other partner institutions, with the hope that by beginning the conversation, we will co-design replicable models for greater output in higher education.

Schedule and sessions:

The 6-day event will be a series of workshops, speaker sessions, and interactive reflective sessions led by speakers and facilitators from Ashesi and other universities in Africa with several years of institutional management, and curriculum and course design. The output of the workshop will be practical implementable strategies in the following focus areas:

  • Curriculum and course design (focus on the liberal arts in Africa, innovation and entrepreneurships)
  • Branding for a student-centered institution and culture
  • Fundraising from excellence for institutional growth
  • Building career support for exceptional placement rates
  • Establishing a culture of ethical and exemplary leadership in an African Institution
  • Design Thinking the value fulfillment blueprint as applied to Ashesi University

Key highlight sessions include Interview and workshop session with Patrick Awuah on Branding for a student-centered institution and culture. Also an executive conference and group consultation workshop session with Ashesi fundraising board members and development office executive on Fundraising and Storytelling. There will also be a networking cocktail with some industry leaders and recruiters, Ashesi alumni, and current students, and faculty and staff from invited institutions. View full schedule of activities.

Speakers and Facilitators:

The 6-day workshop will be highly interactive and closely held to allow for one-on-one inetractions to learn and share experiences and build plans and strategies for the coming year. There will be a total of 15 facilitators and speakers including, Dr Patrick Awuah, Mr Ebow Spio, Dr Gordon Adomdza, Mrs Araba Botchway, Dr Stephen Armah, Dr Kajsa Hallberg-Adu, and many more. 

Who Should Attend?

Leaders, directors, presidents, including department heads, faculty, and administrative staff of higher institutions of education.

The structure and format of the sessions will have participants benefiting most if they attend as a team from their institution. Team registrations receive a 20% discount if made by the March 10th early bird registration deadline, and 10% if made by the April 14th regular registration deadline.

Registration and Deadlines:

The June 4th to 9th 2017 workshop costs $1000* per participant to attend. We encourage more than one participant per institution. There is a 20% discount for team registration (two or more participants from the same institution). 

    • Early bird registration (10% discount, 20% for groups): Open till March 17th
    • Regular registration (10% for groups): March 18th to April 21st
    • Late registration will be from April 22nd to May 5th**

**Note that acceptance of late registration is discretionary and will be dependent on space

*Registration includes all meals, and lodging 


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