In 2010 Ethiopian Fiscal Year (EFY), CDSF facilitated a 2 ½-day training for AGP2 Regional Steering Committee (SC) members on situational leadership. The training focused mostly on leadership results as articulated in the leadership performance rubric.
In EFY 2011, regional, zonal and woreda leaders and managers are being trained on the situational leadership model; gender and leadership; human motivation and managing one’s own emotional intelligence.
Seventeen regional and zonal leaders and managers (including 3 women) participated in the leadership training conducted from October 26-28, 2018 in Tigray Region Wukro town. Three months after the training was conducted in Tigray, some leaders and managers in the Region are now putting into practice what they have learned during the training sessions.
Wro Alemat is Deputy Head of Women Affairs Bureau of Tigray. She said the following about her efforts to apply what she has learned during the training.
“The first thing I did after I came back to the office from the leadership training was that I posted the performance readiness level poster on the wall in front of my office desk. Then, I shared the training materials with my colleagues and explained to them about situational leadership and gender training. I also grouped staff members by their performance readiness level.
I believe my own leadership behaviour has now changed. I used to tell my staff what exactly they should do without taking the situation into consideration. Now, I realize that the way I communicated with staff members- especially with those who I believe fail to do their assignments to my level of expectation- was a little too harsh and probably discouraging. As I now know the readiness performance level of my staff, I communicate with them appropriately using the right leadership style for the situation. I feel that the performance of my staff is improving, and they feel that my leadership skills has improved.
Deputy Head of Bureau of Youth Affairs, W/ro Kiros Negus, participated in the situational leadership training that was conducted from October 26-28, 2018 in Wukro town. She said the following about the training.
“I have participated in so many good training sessions before, but the situational leadership training is the one I liked most. I always keep here on my table this performance level poster, which I brought from the situational leadership training. And whenever people ask me about it, I explain to them briefly what it is about.
Recently, I had a meeting with my staff, among other things, to celebrate our directorate being selected as the best performer of the year. Though I have not formally delivered a leadership training to my colleagues so far, I have no doubt my leadership style has contributed to our success. Not long ago, I was invited to facilitate a training. I used participatory approach during the training following the example of the situational leadership facilitators. I think they deserve our thanks for setting a good example in that respect as well. ”