The Institute of Directors-Ghana (IoD-Gh) has completed the first round of countrywide training of its members on the use of virtual platforms for the business activities of the Institute after it successfully developed an online platform to enhance their capacity.
This forms part of strategic measures in response to ensuring business continuity of IoD members and the Institute in appreciation of the negative socio-economic impact of the novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
The training was completed during a three-day programme held from 22nd April to 24th April 2020 and participants expressed their excitement and optimism of developing effective working regimes in the wake of pandemic.
Also, the Institute will be rolling out its online corporate governance training session on April 30th 2020 for members who have gained direct admission.
“This group is made up of very senior directors who have very significant managerial and leadership experience. The other initiatives of the Institute in response to COVID-19 are also underway and are at various stages of completion”, the Institute says.
The President of IoD Mr. Rockson Dogbegah expressed satisfaction about the success of the virtual capacity building program.
He indicated that never has Ghana’s economy and business environment been challenged with the level of uncertainty that confronts the country today due to the impact of COVID-19 and thus there is the need to put ideas together.
“The pandemic has created an opportunity for a major overhaul of our appreciation of the environmental effects of our actions on society and the economy. What is happening now calls for ethical and effective leadership that inspires hope, and creates the appropriate sustainable supporting infrastructure for business continuity.
“There is the need for a concerted effort by all stakeholders to brace up for a national dialogue which the Institute will be organizing soon”, Mr. Dogbegah noted.