Comprehensive Management Programmes

Africa Management Development Programme (MDP)

Course modality & Duration:
Remote - 6 months
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In today’s competitive and ever-changing business environment, entrepreneurial thinking will shape the future of organisations. This requires a better understanding than ever of how the business operates and re-enforces the need for managers to ensure that they do not perform their management roles in isolation. The Africa Management Development Programme (MDP) enables middle managers to reinforce their managerial skill set and business acumen and facilitates integration across various business units.

Who is this course for?

This programme is valuable for middle managers, from any industry, who are responsible for managing people, teams, and various business units and are ready to dive deep into management development. It empowers them to reinforce their managerial skill set and business acumen.

Why choose this course?

The Africa Management Development Programme enables the reinforcement of managerial skills with business acumen while facilitating integration across various business units in an empowering manner. Over the course of 6 months, participants will be equipped to:

Admission Requirements

1 - 2 years of management experience

English language competence at NQF level 4 or equivalent

No formal tertiary qualifications necessary

What our participants had to say

"With the advent of digitisation and the 4th Industrial revolution, we cannot lead the way we have in the past. It has become necessary for us, as leaders, to refine our skills so as best to support our teams into the future. The MDP programme gave me the skills and perspective to help guide and prepare my team for this “future fit”. On a personal level, the interaction with the various subject matter experts reignited my hunger to learn and invest more in my own personal development. I can’t wait to do the SMDP programme!"

- Mario Arendse
Woolworths Financial Services

"MDP is the best training I have ever undergone in the 35 years of my career. The course covers all aspects of an organization, finance, marketing, human resource management, you name it. The training helped me pass an assessment for a higher position. The course sharpened my management skills especially people management. Most importantly it transformed me into looking and handling issues professionally."

- Kemoneiloe Patricia Pheresi

"The MDP has (given me) insight (into) the economic dynamics of business."

- Mpendulo Donono

"For me, the Management Development programme was brilliant, in that it not only provides you with a fundamental theory basis, but it also allows for an individual to apply the learnings practically. I took this into account and applied my learnings to my current work situation. One of the key learnings for me in management and people skills, are that not all people are the same."

- Shane Chinasamy

"I consider myself truly fortunate to have been afforded an opportunity by my employer to be part of the MDP programme. It has been such an eye opener and has re-ignited my passion for learning and the thrill I get from intellectual stimulation."

- Nompumelelo Nkonde
Matthey Africa

"Upon completion of the MDP, my interpretation of the workplace changed instantly. The programme is detailed and ensures that one reaches the relevant touchpoints within his or her work environment. It takes one’s leadership to another level, as well as ensures that one is knowledgeable of different departments within the organisation."

- Advise Fele

"The insights which I gained (from) doing the MDP have proved invaluable in my everyday work life. I often find myself assessing my leadership style, considering how best to share and develop with my staff. I would encourage anyone considering the MDP to do it!"

- Anna Chevreau

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