Department of Management Sciences Abbottabad Campus held a two day workshop on ‘Women Leadership in Higher Education” which was held on April 23-24 2016.The workshop was attended by female academicians from different universities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwah. The workshop opened with recitation of Holy Quran by Prof. Dr. Rehana Rashid. Prof. Dr Arshad Parvez gave the welcome address while Prof.Dr.Shehla Amjad (HoD Management Sciences) gave introduction of the workshop. For the inauguration Vice Chancellor of first women university, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University Peshawar, Prof.Dr Razia Sultana, graced the occasion and gave the inaugural address. The workshop had three sessions on Day one. Session I was titled Strategic Thinking and resource person for this session was Ms.Juwairia Sultan who is Programme Officer, Danish International Development Aid (DANIDA), Embassy of Denmark. The second session was held after the lunch break and was titled AcademicLeadership and for this session the resource person was Dr. Funda Sivrikaya Şerifoğlu, dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences of İstanbul Bilgi Universitywhose videotaped recording was played.The last session was a group activity in which the participants were divided into group of eight each and were asked to write down problems faced by female academicians and come up with solutions as well. The first day of workshop ended at five thirty. A Dinner was also arranged for the participants of the workshop.
The second day of workshop had two sessions. The first session was titled “Women Leadership: Challenges and the resource person for this session was Dr.Romana Khan, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences who spoke about Preventing Harassment at Workplace
The second session was titled “Role of Women: Challenges” and the resource person were Prof. Dr. Nasreen Ghufran who is Professor & Chairperson of department of international relations, and Prof. Dr. Bushra Hameed who is Dean Management & Information Sciences, University of Peshawar. Prof. Dr. Nasreen Ghufran spoke about roles and responsibilities while Prof. Dr. Bushra Hameed discussed stress and stress management.For the closing of workshop Prof. Dr. Noor Jahan, the Vice Chancellor of the university of Swabi, graced the occasion and shared her views about women leadership in Higher Education with the participants. She also distributed shields to the resource persons and certificates to the participants. The workshop ended with a promise to hold the next workshop in Swabi in near future.
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