– by Nkosingiphile Ntshangase
UKZN Extended Learning recently set in motion the first module of the Leadership Development Programme (LDP) within the three-module block period to minimise disruption to the regular working responsibilities of delegates. We recently hosted a group of delegates that mainly consisted of individuals from UKZN’s management. The success of any organisation lies within its staff, and as a leader, it is important to possess the ability to strengthen camaraderie within the workplace for productive and progressive working relationships amongst managers and colleagues. This programme aims to hone in on our delegates’ management and leadership expertise for effective implementation in the workplace, providing an in-depth observation and study of the unique critical components that formulate the Higher Education sector. This programme is suited for individuals in positions of senior management within their respective organisations and higher education institutions. With our blended learning methodology delegates are provided with the necessary support in nurturing their people management skills.
The LDP facilitation team consists of well-learned academics and industry experts- Dr. Jariam Reddy, (an independent education management professional), Ms. Zinhle Mpungose (Executive Manager: Group Transformation & Change at Transnet SOC Ltd), and Nigel Chiweshe (Lecturer at UKZN). Their presentations opened up the conversation surrounding the system of higher education; leadership in the VUCA world and; professional development; institutional communication as well as the quality of Higher Education. Upon the completion of the first module, we received an overall positive response from the delegates and they highlighted that they were comfortable in the manner we conducted the interactive presentation online.
The environment of Higher Education is one that is evolving, and creating a long-term vision is essential, especially in light of the age of information with consistent developments. Investing time in stimulating a diverse culture in working towards a common goal, monitoring, and implementing measures to track the movements that configure the needs for development in society is of paramount importance.
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