This article is dedicated to the women of the ILDP.
“Where there is a woman, there is magic.” –Ntozake Shange
Over the past 6 months we have tracked the progression of the ILDP, got to know the students undertaking this programme from their profiles published on Facebook, and took a sneak peek into the course content from each of the study blocks.
Study Block 3 was held at the end of July 2020, and added the last component of business acumen to delegates’ tool box to enable them to become better problem solvers and decision makers.
The course still focuses on Virtual delivery and this worked well. Lessons taken from this delivery were:
- Economics of Insurance & Financial Management – this was delivered over 3 x ‘half days’ and this worked well as it allowed the delegates to process challenging technical content in manageable chunks, and to practice during the breaks.
- A full day of delivery for Customer Centricity worked well as it was delivered via various media including video’s, case studies, practical work, lecturers and facilitated discussion.
The content for block 3 was themed to build on the business acumen of delegates, with focus on the development of their decision making and problem solving skills as business leaders.
The Economics of Insurance & Financial Management helped the students to develop their thinking and understanding of their own businesses and the industry as a whole.
Customer Centricity gave the delegates a strategic view of the importance of customer centricity and linked well with the human-centric approached introduced in the Design Thinking module. The concept of adding value to the lives of customers was a key theme. The application of the case study across both the Customer Centricity and Finance modules was an effective way to integrate the two topics, and make the content practical and relatable.
With Study Block 3 behind our students, they still have a few critical steps ahead of them:
- Syndicate and Individual assignments for Economics of Insurance, and Customer Centricity are due in August.
- The exam for Economics of Insurance & Financial Management is scheduled for 4 September.
- The last and final block (StudyBlock4) will take place on 8–10 September.
- Action Learning Projects – for 2020, the ALP is focused on Sustainability. The next submission is the 75% milestone report, with the final report submission, and group presentation imminent following Study Block 4.
We thank our sponsor Sasria SOC, for your continued support to ensure that we are enabled to deliver world class learning delivered by the Gordon Institute of Business Science.
*PS Keep an eye out on our social media pages for details of the upcoming ILDP 2021 edition.
“Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.” – Unknown
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By Keshrie Pillay, IIG Co-Opted Councillor – Education