This study sought to assess the Management Development Training (MDT) needs of public Senior High Schools (SHSs) heads in the Central Region of Ghana. The study took place in three districts of Ghana’s Central Region: Effutu Municipality, Awutu-Senya West, and Gomoa East. Mixed methods approach (MMA) based on explanatory sequential mixed methods design was adopted for the study. Primary data was collected through structured questionnaire distributed to 280 public SHS teachers using a simple random sampling technique. Also, semi-structured interview schedule was used to gather primary data from seven school heads and three district training officers (DTOs) using purposive and census sampling techniques respectively. Document analysis was used to access relevant secondary data. SPSS (24.0) was used in the data analysis process. Demographic features were described using descriptive statistics. Data obtained through interviews and questionnaires were analysed by identifying patterns and themes from participants’ responses. The findings indicated that SHS heads needed MDT in ICT, financial management, academic management, and HRM to efficiently and effectively run schools and influence school heads performance. The study concluded that MDT needs assessment have positive impact on school heads. The study recommends detailed needs assessment should be conducted before any training.
Citation: Gabriel-Wettey F.K.N. (2023) Management Development Training Needs Assessment of Public Senior High School Heads in Ghana, Global Journal of Human Resource Management, Vol.11, No.1, pp.66-86