Ghana ASCD had its inaugural Stakeholder Summit on August 12-13, 2022, to initiate discussions about the National Educational Leadership Institute (NELI) pilot program. The summit brought together important players from the Ministry of Education, MoE Agencies, heads of selected secondary schools in Ghana, and organizations such as the Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (IEPA) and Transforming Teaching, Education and Learning (T-TEL) to gain buy-in and support, as well as expert guidance on the ‘NELI idea’ and how to effectively implement it.
Whereas the purpose of the Summit was to engage local expertise in interrogating and improving the initial planning drafts that were shared for the NELI, the measure of success was to end the Summit with a more complete draft that addresses the authentic needs as these experts see them and secures shared ownership over the plan.
The objectives for the two-day working session were the following:
To tap the expertise, experiences and assets of the education community in Ghana in service of co-constructing:
- A strategy for operationalizing a new National Educational Leadership Institute ;(NELI) designed to strengthen educational leadership and management, and
- A pilot for its flagship initiative: the Educational Leadership Development (Ed LD) program. To build community among the educational leaders, organizations and agencies working within the Ghanaian education system so that we can leverage the power of our network and our relational trust in service of stronger outcomes for students and Ghana’s future.
Following that, the NELI project would hold additional meetings with heads of agencies in the Ministry of Education, private school leaders, the Minister for Education, and the IEPA to finalize plans for the pilot’s actual execution. Heads of Educational Institutions engaging with NELI content