Published On: June 6, 2022|Categories: News|

Towards the end of last month, SBS trained 38 participants in the Effective Management Programme (EMP) for the Kenya module. This training Programme commenced on 23rd May 2022 with a rich participant mix consisting of Catholic sisters, priests, brothers, and laypeople attending the 5-day capacity development sessions at AOSK, Association of Sisterhoods of Kenya (AOSK)

Chemchemi ya Uzima.

The Programme was essentially a crash course in Management development skills, with participants learning HR, Project Management, Financial Management and IT skills that they can easily apply after successfully completing the course as they manage the Catholic institutions. This programme falls under The Africa Catholic Scholarship Program now known as The Next Generation Leadership Program, for consecrated women and men and laypersons who are transitioning into leadership roles within their congregations. The programme is facilitated by Strathmore University Business School (SBS), supported by Porticus Africa.

The Africa Catholic Scholarship Program provides access to educational opportunities and additional courses, including; servant leadership, child protection,  executive business skills, and Catholic Social Teaching to consecrated women and men and laypersons working with and for the church who have been selected for their future leadership roles.

Porticus has been working in Africa for over four decades to contribute solutions to some of Africa’s problems i.e. youth unemployment, the refugee crisis and poverty. In line with their mission, “building a just and sustainable world for all”, Porticus appointed SBS as a knowledge partner in developing the skills of the beneficiaries on executive leadership skills through the Executive Management Programme.

This programme will be implemented annually in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania and will be hosted at Tangaza University, Mwenge Catholic University and University of Kisubi. This is the second cohort of the programme in Kenya, with the first cohort completing the programme early last year.

Article by Katherine Keango

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