Namibian executives and managers in both the private and public sector will in September and October this year have the opportunity to further smarten up their business skills.
USB Executive Development (USB-ED), the private executive development company of Stellenbosch University, will present its face-to-face Management Development Programme (MDP) in Windhoek in two study blocks from 25 to 29 September and 23 to 27 October 2017.
In this photo: Desery Van Wyk (Manager: Digital Channels - FNB Winkhoek)
and Jimmy Linskey (General Manager: USB-ED)
The MDP is aimed at those who wish to have a broader understanding of management and leadership in an organisation. The programme provides a broader understanding of management and leadership and in this way equips managers with the necessary skills and knowledge to implement the strategic goals of their organisations.
According to Jimmy Linskey, general manager for Rest of Africa at USB-ED, the aim is to allow individuals and businesses in Namibia the opportunity to partake in management development with as little as possible interruption to work commitments.
Some of the subject areas that will be covered are economics and business, essentials of managerial finance, systems thinking, effective people management, leadership, marketing and customer service management and personal effectiveness and personal leadership style.
“This programme is aimed at middle managers who are currently managing others, or have the potential to manage others or who wish to grow and develop their management abilities.
“No formal tertiary qualifications are required, but participants should preferably have one to two years of management experience at junior management entry level. It affords participants the ideal opportunity to position themselves favourably in today’s demanding and challenging business world and enhance their careers with sort after management and leadership skills.
“This could be the start of a life-long career path with the help of USB Executive Development,” Linskey said.
USB-ED earlier this year received top honours for the sixth year in the PMR.africa national survey conducted annually by Professional Management Review (PMR) Africa for being the top executive development company in South Africa. USB-ED also received a PMR.africa Diamond Arrow Award in the category of Foreign Business Schools offering Executive Education (short courses) in Namibia and Botswana in 2014, 2015 and 2016.