Let’s Embrace ‘Working Collaboratively’ to Achieve Results – Registrar

The Registrar, Surv. Paul Osei-Barima Esq. has urged Academic Heads to embrace working collaboratively in the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) to achieve the vision and mission of the University. 

He said to ensure  effectiveness in working collaboratively in UEW, one must have adequate knowledge of the policies, regulations and rules of UEW; the Act establishing UEW, Act 672; the Statutes of UEW; decisions of the Governing Council, Finance Committee, Academic Board as well as Appointments and Promotions Board.

The Registrar therefore, admonished the Academic Heads to have respect for Authority and the overall governance structure in the University as well have adequate knowledge of the conditions of service; compliance with the channels of communication; and give an informed and quality inputs on correspondences routed through Principals, Deans, Directors and Heads of Department which were supposed to aid decision-making process by Management.  

He was speaking at Manna Heights Hotel during a day’s Orientation for Deans, Directors and Heads of Department organised by Division of Human Resource on Wednesday, 22nd August, 2018.

Giving a brief introduction of the theme (Achieving Results through Effective Leadership) for the Orientation, the Registrar, who presented on the topic “Working Collaboratively” said that an effective leader should have strong character; exhibit honesty, integrity, trustworthiness and ethics; act in line with how he or she speaks, and earn the right to be responsible for others’ success in an institution.

“Strong leadership involves clear communication skills. In this regard, an effective leader contains two components – the traits of a leader and the skills of efficiency. Hence, there is a notable difference between a leader and an effective leader.” He said.

Linking the theme with his topic, Surv. Osei-Barima Esq. said that collaborative working covers a variety of ways that two or more organisations, institutions or departments can work together. 

Surv. Paul Osei-Barima Esq.

“Working collaboratively is the manner of working with others on a joint project; involving two or more people working together for a special purpose. Collaboratively is synonymous with collective, combined, common, communal, concerted, conjoint, conjunct, cooperative, joint, multiple, mutual, pooled, public, shared, united, teamwork, etc.

“Since effective leadership thrives on teamwork, etc. and collaborative working and/or working collaboratively connotes teamwork spirit and principles of effective team player, the topic – Working Collaboratively sits very well and it is also on all fours with the theme – Achieving Results through Effective Leadership.” The Registrar said.   

In conclusion, he said “working collaboratively in UEW has greater potential of achieving the vision and mission of the University and must be embraced by all”.

Some Academic Heads at the programme