One Health Leadership Programme 2020

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The One Health Leadership Programme was all set to take place as a face-2-face event in Kenya, in May 2020.

The Covid-19 pandemic meant this was no longer possible, so the facilitating team redesigned their programme to be delivered as an online event. It was recognised that an online event was not going to be straightforward – the standard of internet connection and available hardware could pose problems –  so the team developed a programme that was flexible enough to accommodate these challenges.

The programme that was subsequently developed ran from 5th October to 3rd December 2020 and consisted of :a 360 feedback exercise with a one-to-one feedback meeting; an initial coaching session to discuss personal leadership aims and objectives; an online induction and welcome to the programme; 11 leadership webinars of 1 hour duration (recorded for those who wanted to view again or were not able to attend live); a workbook to accompany each of the webinars for learning and reflections to be recorded; the creation of a personal reflective log and leadership action plan; and a final coaching session to discuss next steps.

The subjects included:

  • Managing People
  • Team Effectiveness
  • Managing Conflict
  • Organisational Environment
  • Project Management
  • Leading Change
  • the Resilient Leader
  • Mission and Vision
  • Culture and Values
  • Effective Leadership

All participants completed a self assessment prior to the programme which asked them to rate their leadership competence aligned to the syllabus. To evaluate the impact of the training, the same assessment was then completed at the end of the event.

The facilitating team thoroughly enjoyed working with the participants this year and commended them all for their efforts in engaging in the activities at a particularly busy period for them, and whilst also having to overcome the many challenges caused by technology.

The programme concluded with a formal closing event on 3rd December. Eleven participants from Ethiopia, Kenya and Somaliland successfully gained a certificate of achievement for submitting a leadership action plan that met the programme criteria.

Participant Institute & Country
Salome Atieno Bukachi University of Nairobi, Kenya
Debebe Ero Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
Alemayehu Fanta Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
Yusuf Abdi Hareed Amoud University, Somaliland
Mirgissa Kaba Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
Nigatu Kebede Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
Leonard M. Musyoka University of Nairobi, Kenya
Regina Mutave James University of Nairobi, Kenya
Ahmed Nour Ministry of Innovation and Technology, Ethiopia
Baye Ashenefe Wassie EPHI, Ethiopia

Participant feedback included:

Before the training, I was wondering if there is anything new for me to learn…However, going through the training sessions, and with opportunities to share experiences with participants, it is clear that there were a number of useful knowledge and skills gained from the training.Mirgissa Kaba
A very accomplished programme; it widens my thinking abilities to help my leadership & management in innovative and creative ways.Yusuf Abdi Hareed
It was very nice and entertaining…provided me tangible skills and knowledge in the area of leadership. The training helped me to see myself, and I am now able to know myself, where I am, and what I look like when leading people.Alemayehu Fanta