2021 Ashesi Deep Dive
OCTOBER 4-5, 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 spend two days meeting 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.
What to Expect on the Deep Dive
Get to know your fellow ‘travelers’ as you embark on this journey to Ashesi.
Our Education Model
The Ashesi liberal arts model and its key outcome components — leadership as service, ethics and integrity, critical thinking, entrepreneurship, and problem solving.
Giving Voice to Values (GVV)
Join a participatory GVV workshop before learning more about how this course fits into Ashesi’s curriculum.
Immerse yourself in our set of courses and programs that nurture an ethical mindset and entrepreneurial spirit. Alumni entrepreneurs share their experiences.
Introduction from Provost Angela Owusu-Ansah on Ashesi University’s teaching model, faculty innovation and research, and the future of the Ashesi education.
Debrief with your fellow Deep Divers. Review core takeaways from your first day exploring Ashesi.
A history of Ashesi campus, how it has evolved, and our work to build a world-class institution.
Admissions and Diversity
Recruiting with diversity at the center, and how scholarships enable us to reach students in communities around Africa who will lead transformation in their communities.
Scholarship Student Q&A
Learn about the life-changing impact of scholarships from a panel of current scholarship recipients.
Hear from student leaders about the Ashesi Experience, the challenges and growth opportunities presented by online learning, and their steps to lessen the impact of COVID-19 and inspire change in their communities.
An introduction to the Education Collaborative: our vision for strengthening the higher education ecosystem in Africa.
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 mission and vision for the next decade.
Closing thoughts from Patrick Awuah on where Ashesi is headed and how you can be a part of the journey.
Share reflections and insights with your fellow travelers and Ashesi staff as we conclude the 2020 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