Online Short Certificate Programme –  9th Edition, September 2023

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Presbyterian University, Ghana, Centre for Continuous Professional Development (CCPD) is organizing 3-week intensive online certificate courses from Monday, 25 September to Thursday, 12 October, 2023.   Lectures will be held online from Monday to Thursday, from 6 pm to 9 pm GMT.  


The cost per programme is ¢1000 per local participant and US$ 200 per international participant. PUG alumni, PUG students, and Presbyterians will have a 25 % discount. The courses are as follows

  • Certificate in Social Media Marketing


The foundation of marketing communications is being steadily changed by social media. Social Media enables individuals and organizations to express ideals, feelings, beliefs, and sell products and services. With social media, individuals share text, images, audio, and video information with each other and with companies, and vice versa.  The two-way channel of communication, calls for effort and caution. The challenge is how to strategically use social media to achieve marketing goals.    


The goal of this course is to equip participants with social media marketing skills

Learning Objectives

  • To introduce participants to marketing communications and social media marketing  
  • To introduce participants to social media campaigns and value creation
  • To equip participants with skills to create and manage social media platforms
  • To equip participants with skills to monitor and evaluate social media campaign
  • To introduce participants to social media ethics and policy 


 Module 1:  Overview of integrated marketing communications and social media marketing 

Module 2: Social media campaign and value creation

Module 3: Creating and managing social media platforms:

             a) online communities and forums,

             b) blogs (individual blogs and blog networks), 

            (c) social networks (like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, etc.) 

Module 4: Monitoring and evaluating social medial campaign

Module 5: Social media ethics and policy

Target Group

Individuals interested in social media marketing

  • Certificate in Human Resource Strategy


The role of today’s HR Manager demands broad responsibilities that include organizational leadership and strategic thinking. As the profession evolves, HR departments are being called upon to make bigger-picture decisions and to execute well-defined HR strategies that align with larger organizational strategies and leadership. This course is to provide participants with a broad organizational perspective, laying the foundation for you to identify, develop, and measure HR initiatives and strategies critical to your firm’s bottom-line success.


This course is to equip participants with a thorough understanding of human resource strategy and how it is developed and implemented to achieve organizational goals and objectives

Learning Objectives

  • To expose participants to the overview of HR strategy, the type, and criteria for effective HR strategy in the organization
  • To examine and provide participants with up-to-date knowledge on the approaches to HR strategy that can be integrated into the organization to achieve competitiveness
  •  To expose participants to the approach of using the Balanced Scorecard as a means of horizontally and vertically aligning the HR system with organizational objectives to improve HR decision-making, people outcomes, processes, customer outcomes, and financial results
  •  To equip participants with the process, techniques, and methods used for creating HR Strategy in the organization
  •  To equip participants with the skill of developing HR strategy for the organization necessary for sustaining competitive advantage
  • To expose participants to how to implement and review HR strategy developed in the organization and the intended outcome


 Module 1: Overview and understanding HR strategy

Module 3: Approaches to HR strategy development

Module 4: Aligning HR strategy with organizational strategy

Module 5: Techniques and methods used for creating HR strategy

Module 2: Developing an HR strategy

Module 6: Implementing and review of HR strategy

Target Group

Human Resources Managers, HR Business Partners, HR Generalists, HR Leaders, Organization Development (OD) Professionals, HR Consultants, CEOs, Line Managers, Organizational Leaders across industry and Management and HR Students and individuals interested in HR strategy.

  • Certificate in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy


Understanding and managing children and adolescents who are experiencing difficulties with their emotions or behaviour can be challenging for parents, caregivers, and teachers. Research indicates that many parents, teachers, and caregivers have little knowledge of child and adolescent psychotherapy.


 The goal of this course is to equip participants with the skills necessary to assist children and families in understanding children; knowing the challenges they face; assisting them to resolve their problems and effecting behaviour modification through a participatory approach.

Learning Objectives

  • to introduce participants to child psychology
  •  to acquaint participants with child and adolescent development processes
  •  to sensitize participants with biopsychosocial problems in the development of children and adolescents
  •  to introduce participants to ethical boundaries and referral services in child and adolescent psychology
  • to introduce participants to the process of child psychotherapy
  •  to equip participants with techniques used in child psychotherapy


Module 1: Introductory issues in child psychology

Module 2: Developmental processes of children

Module 3: Biopsychosocial problems in children and adolescents

Module 4: Ethical boundaries and referral services in child and adolescent psychotherapy

Module 5: The process of child psychotherapy

Module 6: The Techniques used in child psychotherapy

Target Group

Para-counsellors, teachers, health workers, social welfare officers, DoVVSU officers, heads of educational institutions, religious leaders, parents, and anyone interested in children and adolescents’ development

  • Certificate in Grant Proposal Writing and Grant Sourcing


There are millions of dollars in the world waiting for ideas and well-laid-out programs and projects to secure it. Internal and International Organizations, Philanthropist, Religious groups, etc. have set aside huge sums of money for aid and research.


 To build the capacity of participants in grant proposal writing and grant sourcing

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, participants would be able to;

  • explain the various components of a proposal
  • develop smart objectives
  • acquire the skills to frame achievable results
  • develop budgeting skills
  • Search for grant making opportunities


 Module 1:  Introduction to proposal writing

Module 2: Components of a grant proposal

Module 3: Development of statement of the problem

Module 4: Monitoring and evaluation plan

Module 5:  Budgeting 

Module 6: Grant sourcing

Target Group

Lectures, Tutors, scientists, Managers and Administrators of tertiary institutions, NGOs, Charity and Institutions. Pastors, Church Leaders, Youth Groups, Tertiary Students, and individuals interested in grand proposals and grant sourcing

  • Certificate in Corporate Governance and Leadership


This course is designed to enable understanding, implementation, and interpretation of the critical role of corporate governance and leadership in business sustainability and economic growth. This is especially relevant because the relationships between corporations, their stakeholders, and the societies in which they function are complex and ever-changing. Thus, participants would gain the appropriate knowledge and analytical skills that can be applied in a variety of organisational settings, including the corporate, governmental, and non-profit sectors.


The programme is uniquely designed to strengthen participant’s ability to fulfill multifaceted responsibilities as a member of a board, work effectively as a team and a leader, and foster company success. 

Learning Objectives

  • To expose participants to the overview, key principles, and elements of good corporate governance systems and leadership
  • To expose participants to the role and authority of a board and the relationship between board performance and its structure and membership
  • To provide participants with an understanding of the role of the board in formulating and implementing strategy, managing enterprise risk, and leading change. This includes the evaluation of the executive directors’ performance as well as corporate responsibilities.
  • To examine the role of shareowners, corporate social responsibilities, stakeholder relationship management, sustainability, and integrated reporting in corporate governance
  • To explore the financial stewardship and accountability obligations of the board to shareholders and stakeholders.
  • To provide participants with a sound understanding and appreciation of the legal environment within which organizations function by highlighting the legal frameworks relevant to Corporate Governance in Ghana.  The obligations that are imposed on certain business structures, both in the private and public sectors.


Module 1: Overview of corporate governance & leadership

Module 2 : Board effectiveness & committees

Module 3: Strategic leadership of the board

Module 4: Shareholders & stakeholders

Module 5: Financial stewardship and accountability

Module 6: Corporate governance and law

Target Group

Managers, Directors, Board Members, Company Secretaries, Heads of Institutions, Compliance Officers, Auditors, Executives, and individuals interested in Corporate Governance & Leadership 

  • Certificate in Front Office and Customer Service Management


The course provides participants with the knowledge and skill to understand the management of the front office and customers within the work environment. This is necessary to help understand behavioural skills that enhance work harmony and allow persons involved to develop team-working skills; qualities that foster smooth operationalization of activities in the office. Also, to be in control and on top of responsibilities. It provides an opportunity for participants to explore how the management of the front-line office can enhance organizational performance and customer satisfaction.


This course is to equip participants with a thorough understanding of front-office management and contemporary trends in customer service.

Learning Objectives            

  • To examine the overview of front office functions, operations, and customer service management
  • To examine communication channels and forms in front-office management
  • To equip participants in managing workload and meeting deadlines in the organization
  • To gain knowledge on the importance of workplace policy
  • To provide insight into the principles of good customer service
  • To equip participants with skills in customer attraction, retention, and the management of difficult customers
  • To provide participants with the knowledge of workplace policy and ethics, principles of policy, and its implementation


Module 1: Introduction to front office functions, operation and customer service

Module 2: Front office communication management

Module 3: Managing workload and meeting deadlines

Module 4: Principles of good customer service

Module 5: Attracting, retaining and managing difficult customers

Module 6: Workplace policy and ethics

Target Group

Civil /public servants, customer service executives, frontline staff of organizations, marketers, receptionists, health workers, hotel staff, service providers, and individuals interested in front office and customer service management

  • Certificate in Public Sector Accounting Standards


In nearly all states in the developed and developing world, the public sector plays a critical role in advancing the socio-economic development of these countries. However, public economic resources cannot continue to be demanded from individuals and corporate taxpayers in these countries to support the effective functioning of public services, if proper public sector accounting and financial management structures are not put in place to promote transparent public sector accounting and financial management. This is intended to convince and reassure the tax-paying publics to continue to hold their side of the bargain in the development of these countries. In essence, prosperity and civilization in the modern world depend on good accounting. Therefore,  the need to ensure that public sector accounting and financial management is properly understood and applied to the day-to-day public service of every country.


The aim of this course is to introduce participants to the regulatory framework undergirding public sector accounting and financial management in Ghana. Additionally, the course seeks to equip participants with the knowledge and skills required by civil servants, public servants, public policy analysts, and civil society organizations’ on the mechanisms required to effectively ensure that public sector accounting and financial management is properly instiutionalised in public service institutions.    


Module 1:  Introduction to public sector accounting and financial management

Module 2:  Public sector accounting concepts and bases

Module 3:  Legal and regulatory framework for public financial management

Module 4: Government revenue and taxation system

Module 5: Public expenditure and payment process

Module 6: Public procurement management

Module 7: Accounting for public assets

Module 8: Accounting for public liability

Module 9: Budgets and budgeting in the public sector

Module 10: Financial reporting for central government

Module 11: Financial reporting for local government

Module 12: Financial reporting for NGOs

Module 13: Public accountability and value for money

Target Group

Individuals and corporate organizations such as civil servants, public servants, civil society analysts and groups, donors and NGOs interested in public sector accounting and financial management reporting frameworks, etc

 *A participant must attend at least 80% of the online lectures in order to receive a certificate.    

To register please contact

 The Coordinator, CCPD 

+233 (0) 209054911 +233 (0) 244705695, +233 (0) 502271090, (0) 544058359

WhatsApp +233 (0) 0502271090  


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