We are proud to announce the graduation of twenty-seven of our top managers from the Tsebo Senior Manager Development Programme (SMDP), presented by the University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Science (GIBS). The graduation ceremony took place on Tuesday, the 24th of July at the Gordon Institute of Business Science in Illovo.
The programme aims to develop advanced management skills as well as analytical and creative decision-making competencies for functional and/or general managers at senior management level. The three-year course focuses on areas such as strategic thinking and leadership, transformation and change management, governance, ethics and reporting principles, as well as innovation, technology and knowledge management.
Elanie Kruger, Group Organisational Effectiveness Director at Tsebo Solutions Group said, “I would like to congratulate all the SMDP graduates. Their commitment an d personal dedication to their learning yielded the desired results. We look forward to our graduates transferring their learning into the business, driving business performance with new ideas and leading their teams, which I believe, will enhance the service we deliver to our customers.”
Disebo Monama, Group Transformation and Diversity Director at Tsebo Solutions Group said, “This course not only allows our managers to grasp important strategic and business imperatives, but also helps them to successfully network across and inspire other divisions, functions and geographical areas. This growth opportunity has proven to expand their worldview and has helped them to operate at a higher level. We are proud of our colleagues for achieving this milestone in their careers.”
Skills development is a key priority for the Group as it believes that investment in applied managerial and leadership skills, is imperative for companies seeking to stay at the forefront of industry developments. With a total of 333 Middle and Senior Managers who have successfully completed the Development programme since 2009, Tsebo Solutions Group can look forward to harnessing its enhanced leadership capabilities and expertise to support its ambitious growth objectives across Africa and the Middle East.
According to Lerato Mahlasela, Executive Director – GIBS Custom Programmes, the Institute’s partnership with Tsebo, is a meaningful one, “We truly experience that Tsebo is committed and passionate about skills development and empowering their people.”
Lerato and Clive Smith, Tsebo Group Chief Executive Officer, proudly presented the SMDP graduates with their certificate of completion.