Strategic Social Engagement Practice - Overview


This course is designed to build the capacity of all managers and professionals in organisations to respond effectively and innovatively to emerging system pressures and trends affecting the socio-economic development agenda. In the context of increasing societal expectations, the course aims to develop the ability of participants to engage positively with all stakeholders impacted by their organisation's operations.

The Strategic Social Engagement Practice short course is delivered largely through lectures, interactive sessions and group work, and is followed by a project task in which each student is required to apply the tools and practices developed in the course to their daily work practice.

Is this course for me?

This course is for all managers and professionals with a keen interest in the complex challenges of the external environment such as social, economic and environmental factors.

Key take-outs

  • Understand the emerging global pressures and trends, and their impact on mineral resource development.
  • Have the capacity to anticipate change and develop appropriate responses.
  • Be able to engage with diverse perspectives.
  • Be capable of designing, delivering and evaluating social development interventions.
  • Exhibit enhanced dialogue skills, particularly within conflict situations.
  • Be able to develop a framework for social performance and impact within the delegate's sphere of influence.

Course Information

This short course runs once a year in Cape Town on the GSB campus. 
For more information please contact the Executive Education department at the UCT Graduate School of Business on 0860 UCT GSB.

TBC for 2020

Application deadline:
TBC for 2020

Tuition fee:
TBC for 2020


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