2021 Ashesi Deep Dive
OCTOBER 4-6, 2021 | DIGITAL
This October, virtually immerse yourself in Ashesi University’s campus and community and see firsthand how Ashesi is mobilizing for Africa’s future.
In the midst of a virtual conference season, this year’s Deep Dive is a unique opportunity to step away from status quo sessions and directly into systems change work. Participants will meet virtually with Ashesi University’s founder and the leadership team, students, faculty, and alumni who bring the school’s values to life. From learning about pioneering startups launched on campus, to delving into conversations in the classroom with Africa's future business and civic leaders, the Deep Dive offers an unparalleled opportunity to see how Ashesi is driving impact through higher education on the continent.
The Deep Dive is designed as an introductory event for those who wish to gain a deeper understanding of Ashesi University’s work, impact and opportunities for partnership. Target participants include (1) government, philanthropic, nonprofit, business, and academic institutions and (2) all those interested in the future of African leadership. Read the detailed agenda.
What to Expect on the Deep Dive
Get to know your fellow ‘travelers’ as you embark on this journey to Ashesi.
Our Education Model
Explore Ashesi's campus and learn about our liberal arts model and its key components — leadership as service, ethics, critical thinking, and problem solving.
Giving Voice to Values (GVV)
Join a participatory Giving Voice to Values (GVV) workshop before learning more about how this course fits into Ashesi’s curriculum.
Immerse yourself in the courses and programs that support Ashesi students’ entrepreneurial ambitions. Staff and faculty will join to provide an in-depth look into initiatives including the Entrepreneurship Center, D-Lab,
and Ashesi Venture Incubator.
Focus on Faculty and Research
Provost Angela Owusu-Ansah, as well as the heads of Ashesi's four academic departments, will join to share an overview of Ashesi's research approach, including student research courses and faculty research grants.
Share reflections, insights and questions with the group as we prepare for the final day of the Deep Dive.
A history of Ashesi campus, how it has evolved, and our work to build a world-class institution.
Admissions and Scholarships
Director of Admissions & Financial Aid, Araba Botchway, will share insights on Ashesi's admissions process and the role that scholarships play in helping us reach students in diverse communities.
A panel of alumni will join to share how they are applying the skills they acquired from Ashesi in their various workplaces, and how their leadership is impacting the community at large.
From adjudicating honor code violations to enriching student life, Ashesi's student government plays a major role on campus. In this session, learn how Ashesi cultivates leaders and hear from current representatives about their experience.
See how the Education Collaborative is leading higher learning institutions in Africa to collectively and sustainably raise the bar for higher education outcomes. Learn more about the Education Collaborative's work here.
Share reflections on all learned so far and think through questions and feedback for the Executive Team.
Fireside Chat with University
Hear from university executives and President Patrick Awuah about our vision and how you can be a part of Ashesi's work. Learn more about the Executive Team members you will meet during this session here.
Staff will wrap up the 2021 Deep Dive with a final debrief and answer any last questions.
Share reflections and insights with your fellow travelers and Ashesi staff as we conclude the 2021 Deep Dive.
Past Participants Include
Join Us On Our Next In-Person Deep Dive
The Deep Dive offers an unparalleled opportunity to see Ashesi in action. Once health and safety conditions permit, we look forward to welcoming guests to Ghana for the traditional in-person experience. You'll spend two days on our world-class campus meeting with the students, faculty, alumni, and university leadership who bring our values to life.
"The high ethical standards and values instilled throughout Ashesi's curriculum are exactly what the future leaders of Africa must exemplify. "
"The Deep Dive will blow your mind - as to what you think is possible in terms of education, a value system, and how to support the next generation."
STANFORD INSTITUTE OF INNOVATION IN DEVELOPING ECONOMIES