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Senior Lecturers Facilitate a Successful Case Method Workshop in Nepal

  Nov 19, 2013

Strathmore Business School’s Faculty Director Dr. Freddie Acosta and Dean, School of Management and Commerce Dr. David Wangombe, delivered a program on Case Teaching Methodology to faculty members in Kathmandu, Nepal. The program, which was funded by Adam Smith International and organised by the Centre for Inclusive growth (CIG) was a training for the Senior Executive Development Program (SEDP) comprising of Senior Government Officers of the Republic of Nepal.

The participants were drawn from the Nepal Administrative Staff Centre (NASC). The Director of the Centre stated that the program was the most successful workshop ever developed by the centre, adding his gratitude to both facilitators. “This program will go a long way in changing the teaching approach among NASC Faculty.” The program was as a result of a previous program that the duo facilitated for the Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) in Nairobi, Kenya two months ago.

Dr. Wangombe is an alumnus of the International Faculty Program (IFP) of IESE Business School (2008) and Teaching the Practice of Management (TPM) of the IFC/AABS. He has also conducted research and consultancy assignments for the IFC, Government of Kenya, and several private companies. He has also written several cases for teaching particularly business executives. Dr. Wangombe has extensively used case methodology for executive training in many different countries including South Africa, Ghana, Rwanda, Uganda, Ethiopia and Kenya. Dr. Wangombe is currently the Dean of the School of Management and Commerce.

Dr Acosta is an alumnus of Teaching the Practice of Management (TPM) of the IFC/AABS (2005) and Colloquium in Participant-Centred Learning (CPCL) of Harvard Business School (2006). Since then, Dr Acosta has taught using the case method in the fields of Technology and Innovation Management, and facilitated training programs in many different countries including South Africa, Ghana, Senegal, Uganda, Ethiopia, Philippines and Kenya. Dr Acosta is also a prolific and award-winning case writer. Two of his cases have won awards in international case writing competition. He is currently the Faculty Director of Strathmore Business School.

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