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Anne Engelbrecht (USB-ED), Serty Leburu (guest speaker and Executive Director of Botswana Accountancy College (BAC), Johan Hattingh (CEO – PMR.africa), Carol Bogale (Analyst, EOH Consulting) and Mpho Victoria Mokgosi (Head of Marketing & Corporate Communications at BAC)
USB Executive Development (USB-ED), the public company of the University of Stellenbosch, maintained its position in Botswana as top provider of Executive Education in the category Foreign Business schools offering executive education (short courses) in the country in 2016.
The annual country-wide survey in Botswana includes all major industry sectors. This is the third time that USB-ED was part of the survey outside SA and again received the Diamond Arrow award issued by Professional Management Review (PMR). This is the highest award a company or institution can achieve in this field.
Surveyed companies and institutions are rated on a scale of 1.00 - 5.00, with 1.00 being poor and 5.00 outstanding. The following criteria are used:
- companies/institutions that have done most to enhance economic growth and development of the country
- levels of managerial expertise
- implementation of corporate governance
- brand awareness
- levels of innovation
USB-ED received a rating of 4.16 out of a possible 5.00.
USB-ED CEO, Frik Landman, said receiving the award reflects the synergy between USB-ED and executives, people in managerial positions and partners in Botswana. It seems as if our offerings are well received by the business community in the country and we look forward to working together in future.
Jim Linskey, general manager for the Rest of Africa at USB-ED said: “It is an honour for USB-ED to receive the PMR Diamond Award for the third year running. We would like to thank all of our clients for their continued support of USB-ED and their trust in us to deliver high quality executive education to their employees. We see 2017 as an exciting year for us to be in Botswana.
The Executive Director of the Botswana Accountancy College, Serty Leburu and USB-ED alumna, said as guest speaker the event is a momentous way to start 2017. “One should acknowledge not only your clients, but also your employees. This will ensure renewed energy and that excellence is embedded in the culture of Botswana.”
She concluded by stating that all companies and recipients must continue to work hard, keep standards high, practise good governance and innovate to do better, improving the spirit of excellence in Botswana.
USB-ED present short courses, accredited by BQA in Botswana. For more information on USB-ED please visit www.usb-ed.com/courses