At the beginning of May, the General Management Program delegates kicked off with the first block of classes, which was hosted through a 2-day online session. Even though day 1 started off with some virtual gremlins, the delegates managed to navigate the online platform to participate in lessons from the different facilitators.
Online sessions assist delegates to navigate the program from anywhere and the current intake of delegates boasts a delegate from Namibia who can participate with all other delegates. Blocks may be held virtually or at the GIBS campus in Illovo but this will be decided on by the program coordinator before each block dependent on the current pandemic and the risk it carries.
Delegates were taken through several modules to assist them and their organizations in navigating the evolving world of non-life insurance from formulating strategies within their teams to measuring the effectiveness of projects.
The course is aimed at cultivating innovative thinking, navigating customer-centricity, driving results, as well as creating collaboration and inclusivity within the organisations that these individuals work in.
The General Management Program will allow delegates to work through the course over the 14-month period and during this time implement the newly learnt skills in their different organisations across the insurance industry.
The block ended with an integration session that assists delegates with a better understanding of the incorporated concepts covered as well as preparing them for the next self-study between blocks. Delegates will be expected to submit these assignments showing their understanding of the models covered as well as showcase their practical learnings in the workplace.
This article was written by: Caryn Josephs-Solomons
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