Executive Education Customised Programmes at the GSB are developed according to a 5-stage process to create an effective intervention that caters to the specific learning and development needs of each client.
We meet with you face-to-face to gain a full understanding of your organisation’s business context and learning goals. Deliverables are defined and learning options reviewed. Each client will have a dedicated development team consisting of a business developer; a course convenor; and programme manager.
We go away and conduct further research to gather stakeholder input and delve into the specific organisational challenges to be addressed. We will examine your business from a variety of perspectives and define key capability requirements.
We continue to work closely with you to co-design the programme. First, we define clear learning outcomes that are aligned to your business strategy and establish a best practice methodology to achieve these. Our programmes are designed to create the perfect balance between theoretical and applied learning and real-world challenges that relate learning back to your business context. Action learning techniques are employed to reinforce relevance.
In the classroom, we aim to inspire. Your programme will be a major learning and unlearning experience that provides participants with an opportunity to update their knowledge, acquire additional skills and an understanding required for an increasingly complex emerging market.
We identify the most appropriate people to present and facilitate your learning journey with us. The GSB has the largest full-time faculty in Africa – and many of our academics are globally recognised. In addition, we have access to a wide-network of experienced practitioners and guest speakers who help to bring content alive.
Methods of instruction include: lectures and case studies; syndicate group discussions on various assignments; and an ongoing interchange of ideas with faculty and other participants which develops a useful network for the future.
We want to be sure that your learning intervention has had an impact on your organisation as much as you do. For that reason all our programmes are subject to a thorough evaluation and analysis and we will provide you with a client return on investment report at the conclusion of the process. Through this we identify strengths, potential refinements and opportunities for on-going professional development.
Attend one of our fascinating and informative events and engage with thought leaders from across South Africa.
by Dr Mundia Kabinga
An opportunity to meet the GSB recruitment team and alumni, and have all your course-related questions answered.