Please Note: As a result of the outbreak of COVID-19 course dates and planned formats may change at short notice. 

DEVELOP LEADERSHIP STRATEGIES FOR SUSTAINING A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

Learn new ways of thinking and strategise for long-term success

The UCT GSB Executive Development Programme is a high-impact online 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.

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COURSE DATES

TBC for 2021

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TBC for 2021

TUITION FEE

TBC for 2021

Bulk discounts available

DISCOVER NEW WAYS OF THINKING

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.

LEARN TO ENGAGE WITH COMPLEXITY

"[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.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Applications for this course are now closed.

If you’d like more information or if you have any further questions, please click here. You will receive an email with our course brochure attached.


You will benefit highly from this course if you:

  • Are a seasoned management professional operating at senior management or executive level within an existing corporate business or high-growth greenfield development
  • Have proven management and leadership talent
  • Lead a company, division, international subsidiary, business unit or major function
  • Are looking for a learning experience that will stimulate, challenge and develop self-reliance and keep you on the cutting edge of global leadership

Delegates on the Executive Development Programme will gain:

  • Greater insight into strategy, results-based leadership and values-based leadership
  • The ability to manage complexity and change
  • Access to best leadership practices and the latest strategies for sustaining a competitive edge
  • An awareness and understanding of leadership in an emerging market
  • Greater creativity and innovation in leadership
  • An understanding of reputation management and the ability to guide the concept in the workplace
  • An opportunity to expand your network

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:

  • The dynamic business environment
  • Results-based leadership
  • Globalisation of business
  • New perspectives on strategy
  • Building successful strategic alliances
  • Creating the markets of tomorrow
  • Innovation for competitive advantage
  • Unlocking the power of reputation management

Click here to explore the curriculum of the Executive Development Programme.

  • 25% discount for registered non-profit organisations.
  • 15 % bulk discount for organisations that send 3 – 6 applicants (discount applied from third applicant).
  • 10% bulk discount for organisations that send 7+ applicants (discount applied to all applicants).

 
Please note: These discounts cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts.

MEET THE COURSE CONVENOR
PAUL MAUGHAN
Course Convenor

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.

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CUSTOMISE THIS COURSE FOR YOUR TEAM

The Executive Development Programme can be customised to suit your organisation’s learning and development needs and can be delivered anywhere in the world, wherever it is convenient.

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