GTLI Board Member Johnnie Lloyd led a 3-day workshop for our field and management teams in Hawassa, Ethiopia in April. The main topic, effective communication, was new to most. We agreed that our new working definition of communication means the receiver understands the essence of the message sent by the sender. It was fun, energizing, and great to be together.
GTLI/Ethiopia has a program team and a support team. The entire program team, except for Dr. Merkeb Belay (Program Manager) is based in the field. The support team, Finance/Administration, supervised by Sisay Aredo, is located 25% in Addis and 75% in South Omo; and all field program and support activities are coordinated by Netsanet Feleke. Both teams have been fine-tuned this past year and are working well together.
“The quality of our management team is first rate. The entire GTLI team is well structured and doing a terrific job!” — Johnnie Lloyd, international business consultant and GTLI Board member.
As part of GTLI’s quarterly review process, each team is encouraged to talk about their successes, challenges, and suggestions for improvement.