The partnership between USB Executive Development (USB-ED), public executive development and training company of the University of Stellenbosch Business School, and the Kenya School of Monetary Studies (KSMS) is to be strengthened further.
The first Management Development Programme (MDP)
, one of USB-ED’s flagship programmes, will be presented in the East African region in September this year. The first study school of the programme is scheduled for 3 to 6 September, the second for 8 to 10 October and the third for 19 to 21 November. The programme will be presented at the KSMS campus.
According to Prof Kinandu Muragu, executive director of KSMS, the USB-ED programme could not have come at a better time. “We are glad to house the MDP pilot programme, which we believe will tie in very well with our capacity development initiatives – which are primarily driven by provision of knowledge-based, demand-driven training solutions for the financial sector in the region.”
He added: “As opportunities continue to present themselves through on-going regional integration and reconstruction initiatives, KSMS will be looking to partner further with USB-ED in driving change through leadership training as part of re-engineering high-standard service delivery.”
Jim Linskey, general manager for East Africa at USB-ED, said the MDP
is a comprehensive programme that equips managers with the necessary competence to implement their organisations’ strategic objectives.
“It develops a basic understanding of the different fields of management to ensure that managers do not perform their own management functions in isolation.
affords participants the ideal opportunity to position themselves favourably in today’s very demanding and challenging business world and to enhance their careers with sought-after management and leadership skills,” Linskey said.
USB-ED CEO, Frik Landman
, said: “I am absolutely convinced that management education will have a major impact on economic development. With mostly business and public leaders attending our programmes, we will contribute to the broadening of management and executive skills.”