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The UCT GSB Executive Development Programme is a high-impact short course designed to equip senior leaders with the strategic thinking, innovative mind-set and values-based leadership needed to ensure long-term competitive advantage for their organisations.
17 - 29 October 2021
17 September 2021
Today’s organisations need innovative thinkers to build sustainable businesses with a competitive edge. The UCT GSB’s Executive Development Programme will advance your capacity to leverage core competencies, stay ahead through innovation and pursue heroic goals despite resource constraints.
The programme assumes that, as a senior manager or executive, you already understand your strengths and weaknesses and have the necessary management skills. Rather than focusing on traditional functional and personal development therefore, the EDP takes a novel approach to learning and un-learning. You will be required to shed mental models that are no longer effective and develop new ways of thinking, acting and being.
The UCT GSB is a globally-accredited business school with a world-class reputation and is one of just 89 business schools in the world to be triple-crown accredited.
"[On the Executive Development Programme] we want you to challenge your thinking, be open to new ideas and question everything"
Dr Tim London, Head of Organisational Innovation and Senior Lecturer, UCT GSB
"Our course attracts a diverse cohort - leaders from outside South Africa and many female leaders."
Kumeshnee West, Director of Executive Education, UCT GSB
"The EDP brought the world into my space. It gives you a global perspective"
Nomonde Ndlangisa, Marketing Manager at the Robben Island Museum and EDP graduate.
You will benefit highly from this course if you:
Delegates on the Executive Development Programme will gain:
The Executive Development Programme provides an important opportunity to learn from other leaders, across industries, through lectures, case studies, syndicate discussions, as well as interaction with faculty, other participants and guest speakers. Delegates will broaden and deepen their understanding of an ever-changing South African, African, and global economy.
Course content includes:
Click here to explore the curriculum of the Executive Development Programme.
15% for 3 - 6 applicants (discount applied from third applicant)
10% for 7+ applicants (discount applied to all applicants)
10% for alumni of UCT GSB academic and Executive Education courses
Paul teaches on the Accounts module of the UCT MBA programme (since 2007) and covers the areas of budgeting and cost management. He also presents an MBA elective on Management Control Systems, which includes performance evaluation, incentives and makes extensive use of relevant case studies. He has also taught on the UCT Finance for Non-Financial Management course since 2008.
For the past four years, he has been the lead presenter for annual study-abroad MBA programmes, presented in conjunction with MEA Global and UCT, for both the University of Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Paul is also the lead presenter of the UCT Board courses, which prepare Chartered Accountant candidates nationwide for the SAICA qualifying exams every year.VIEW FACULTY