2021 GMP Graduation
What we sometimes don’t realise when looking at the happy graduates in the images is the strength that they have had to harness to get to that point. One of the delegates during the presentations last week quoted Tom Hiddleston who said “You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you’ve climbed a mountain”. #Resilience was a common theme amongst a lot of the delegates on the feedback they provided during the networking event after the graduation. Out of the 20 who started the programe, all 20 successfully completed the programme.
It all started on a rainy day in Feb 2021, when candidates attended the launch of the 2021 GMP program at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) newly redone Auditorium. It has been 16 months, many hours of study and classes, as well as countless hours of collaboration, Zoom and MS Teams meetings and possibly some blood, sweat and tears to get them to this point. They also gave personal reflections which was an amazing opportunity for each of them to give their highs and lows and most importantly their individual learnings.
On Friday the 27th of May, graduates presented their research done during the programme in 4 teams (syndicates) based on some of their learnings. They consolidated some challenges to real life problems identified in existing companies in the industry, as well as possible solutions to industry issues.
After all the presentations, questions and answers, the winning syndicate based on the judges’ deliberations was Group 1 composed of
- Aaron Msipha (SASRIA)
- Aaron Mrabalala (Hollard)
- Kaizer Sigasa (iWyze)
- Sibongile Khumalo (SASRIA)
- Tebogo Skosana (SASRIA)
The top 2 delegates for the programme in order were:
- Aaron Msipha ( SASRIA)
- Tanielle Nasser (Emerald Risk Transfer)
The graduation ceremony followed a light finger lunch which enabled classmates to spend some time with each other free of pressure, cementing the relationships they have built that will move with them through their insurance industry journey in months and years to come.
A big thank you to GIBS for the delivery and facilitation of the programme and SASRIA for the sponsorship that made this programme a reality.
Look out for our industry call to action around September for registration for the next cohort of our Insurance Leadership Development programme, to be delivered by our new partners, Henley Business School.
Article written by: Caryn Solomons