UEL recently hosted the last block of the Executive Leadership Development Programme (ELDP) for the executives of the Kwazulu-Natal Department of Sport and Recreation (KZN-DSR). The last block session took place from the 14th to the 18th of November at Coastlands Hotel, On the Ridge.
The session kicked off with the each delegate reflecting on their roles as leaders in relation to the vision and mission of their organisation. This was followed by discussions on the strategic outcomes of their organisation, visioning and envisioning, and personal development plans.
The facilitator, Mr Vikani Funda, challenged the delegates by asking “If you do not have a vivid vision of where KZN will be in 2019, what business do you have crafting a strategy?”
Crucial Conversations was another topic that aimed to encourage executives to have open discussions within their organisations and also guide them on how they can spot forms of silence and violence in the way their staff interact with one another. Forms of silence included sarcasm, and avoiding or withdrawing from conversations, while forms of violence included controlling, labelling and attacking other colleagues.
The delegates were also delighted to know that there were a few surprises that the UEL team had in store for them, which included: a movement exercise, massages and guest lecture by Nelson Mandela’s very own photographer, Matthew Willman.
The executives of KZN-DSR extended their vote of thanks towards the UEL team for a job well done for organising such an insightful and thought-provoking programme.