The Chartered Institute of Administration and Management Consultants-Ghana (CIAMC-G) last Saturday inducted 203 administrators and management consultants into its membership.
Out of the number, 164 graduated as Chartered Professional Administrators (ChPA), while 39 graduated as both Chartered Management Consultant (CMC) and ChPA.
The two-year programme sought to effectively train individuals in administration and consultancy to help solve crisis in their institutions and professions.
The event was under the theme, “Enhancing Professional Practice through Branding, Ethical Discipline and Networking.”
Speaking at the 18th graduation and induction ceremony of the CIAMC-G, a Management Consultant, Dr Charles Kwening, said the successful development of graduands career evolved around branding, ethical discipline and networking.
According to him, brands were complex phenomenon, which penetrated almost every aspect of human life, including social, economic, cultural, sporting and even religion.
Defining branding, Dr Kwening explained that it was one’s effort to enhance an organisation’s image, grow clientele numbers and increase its revenues.
He observed that, ethical discipline was an essential tool to guard the graduands hence, called for moral reasoning as the foundation for ethical decision making.
“The capacity to engage in purposeful deliberation forms the building blocks and serves as an essential antecedent to ethical teaching and practice of CIAMC-G,”Dr Kwening noted.
He urged the graduates to champion the path of integrity, promote excellence and ensure professionalism in their practice saying, “I encourage you all to stand tall, act firmly and hold strongly on ethical believes without wavering on issues of principle.”
In addition, Dr Kwening advised the graduands to build strong networks among themselves to enhance growth and the successful management of themselves.
He said pursuing effective networking should be safeguarded by the value placed on branding and ethical discipline to enhance professional practice, and charged them to be courageous and steadfast to enable them work diligently to contribute to the development of the country.
Board Chairman of the Institute, Paul Hammond, said the CIAMC programme was designed to raise the standards of professional practice in support of better business performance.
“We are positioning administration practice as a specialised field of study with substitute corporate and national decision making, in recognition of administration as a pivot of corporate success,” he said.
BY ABEDUWAA LUCY APPIAH