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Inaugural CEO Program Comes to a Close

  Feb 8, 2013

The inaugural New CEO Executive Program ended on a high note as the newly graduated CEOs were urged to effect the programs’ key learnings in their organisations. The three-day program which began on Monday 4th January 2013 attracted new CEOs from various organisations in both the public and private sectors, eager to learn the necessary skills of being effective leaders.

The program covered a wide range of topics such as the CEOs role, leadership and employee engagement, work-life balance and board relationships. Led by the program leader Dr. Edward Mungai, the pool of faculty comprising of Dr. Caesar Mwangi, Dr. Hazel Gachunga, Dr. John Muriithi, Irene Kinuthia and Carol Musyoka delivered key points and engaged the participants with insightful sessions.

The program culminated with a guest speaker session which was delivered by Dr. Martin Oduor Otieno – former CEO, Kenya Commercial Bank who shared his experiences while serving in the CEO position. He stated that the CEO needs to develop a good relationship with the board members of the organisation. He further added that the CEOs job is often not easy but it is an honourable one with challenges. One should choose it when they are ready to deliver strategies that are of the best interest to the organisation.

“You should be proud of your role. Do it with a lot of pride,” concluded Dr. Oduor.

From the Participants

The New CEO Executive Program is not only enriching in content, but is the only route to one’s success in the new role. Lucas Meso – Managing Director, AFC.

The program was very good. I would recommend the program to all CEOs, both new and experienced. Pius M. Nduatih – CEO, Kasneb

About the Program

The New CEO Executive Program focuses on how to get things done and achieve the organisational objectives. It aims to address the well documented decision–execution gap which leads to most decisions in organisations not being executed or executed wrongly. Reducing this gap has been associated with the success and failure of many heads of organisations.

The program is designed for chief executive o¬fficers or equivalent heads of organisations who have served in their role for not more than two years. It aims to provide program participants with insights on how to spearhead execution of managerial decisions through delegation and teamwork. The program also discusses how CEOs can foster a good working relationship with the board of directors or similar oversight bodies.

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