Nurturing and Growing New and Existing Management Talent
Promotion into management is an exciting rite of passage for any new graduate. But there are many pitfalls to avoid as one sharpens their skills in an all-round way. While the new manager has been recognized for the technical skills, self and other people management is a minefield. They must learn how to lead others rather than do the work themselves, to motivate, manage their peers, earn trust and respect, and to strike the right balance between delegation and control. It is a transition many find challenging to make.
The New Manager Leadership Programme (NMLP) is SBS’s entry-level leadership programme. We will focus on improving the following capabilities: effective presentation and communication skills, team dynamics, planning and budgeting, the effective feedback process, problem-solving and conflict resolution, decision-making skills, different management styles.
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This programme aims at equipping new managers with adequate skills on the various areas of management as they transition from being successful individual contributors to effective managers.
This programme is ideal for newly appointed managers, individuals who are being groomed for their first management position, as well as those who are experiencing new pressures within a current management role. It is best suited for individuals with less than two years of managerial experience.
Participants from past programmes have been drawn from a wide range of technical backgrounds and companies, as well as from different age groups.
To maximize your learning experience, class size will be limited to an exclusive few. The use of a wide variety of case studies and lectures engages faculty and participants in an interactive process of analysis and the acquisition of fresh knowledge.
The programme will be delivered over a period of 4 days by well-versed faculty and industry experts, using case studies, syndicate group discussions, role-plays and video sessions.
|Agnes Ruoro is the project lead, Top 100 Small & Medium Enterprises in Kenya, and a Doctoral Fellow at Strathmore Business School. Until January this year, she was Director of Executive Education. Her role includes curriculum development and design of leadership development programmes for high-level senior executives in organizations aimed at expanding their knowledge, identifying opportunities for profitable growth while adapting to business challenges in today’s fast-changing business world.
Her experience in identifying leadership challenges is evidenced by many years of interactions with executives through the portfolio of over 20 SBS programmes which run in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania.
Date: 14 – 17 September 2021
Cost: USD 725
Venue: Serena Hotel – Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
My take-home from this was networking and delegation. As leaders, we were used to being on our phones all the time working, gathering everything to ourselves, either Albani does it or no one will do it. Now, I can even sleep because my team has been empowered, even though it is still a slow process, I know they can get things done without me and this I owe to Strathmore. It was a lot of work and the content was quite a lot for a one-week course. But the facilitators made it very easy and the best part was that the facilitators were speaking from their experience and not just the notes. So, you could feel the whole experience and you could see yourself someday going through the same thing that they’ve gone through. So, for the people who haven’t yet participated in this programme, it is about time that you should participate