By Joyce Boahemaa Fosu
The Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, (GIMPA) has finally launched the Academy of Leadership and Executive Training, (ALET).
The launch came about after the governing Council of GIMPA gave approval for its establishment earlier this year.
ALET is the training wing of GIMPA set up purposely to offer management development programmes, in line with the Institute’s mission of being the undoubted centre of excellence.
In his welcome address, the Rector of GIMPA, Prof. Philip Ebow Bondzi-Simpson indicated that ALET was poised to provide the private and public sectors the requisite skills to enable them to meet their capacity development needs.
“Our range of programmes are well designed and targeted at all levels of management,” he said.
In his closing remarks, however, Prof. Bondzi-Simpson emphasized the importance of continuing education and continuing performance at the workplace.
He, therefore, urged the government to patronize the services of ALET by sponsoring public servants to come for training to enhance their job performance.
The Deputy Minister of Monitoring and Evaluation, the guest speaker, Honourable William Sabi, noted that the current problem at most organization is how to merge theory and practice.
He stressed that practice was the application of the training received in school, it was, therefore, necessary that occasional training is given to sharpen the skills of public servants, especially.
Hon. Sabi lauded GIMPA for establishing ALET and urged both the private and public sectors to build their confidence at the workplace through ALET.
The Acting Director of ALET, Dr. Charles Amoatey, said ALET organizes both open enrolment and customized programmes.
He explained that the open enrolment programmes constituted those programmes that are advertised which invites nominees from organisations to enroll and participate in.
The customized ones, on the other hand, are specifically tailored to address the peculiar training needs of particular institutions.