The Executive Development Programme (EDP) is an empowering senior leadership programme which aims to prepare individuals with the necessary management skills to make difficult business decisions in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) domain. The focus of this programme is to equip each executive with global perspectives, business and ethical framework knowledge, all of which will inform unique business strategies to accomplish objectives and successfully overcome change management.
Who is this course for?
The EDP is designed for senior leaders and executive managers who are responsible for managing teams, and interested in becoming leaders who make a real difference.
Why choose this course?
In the ever-complex business realm, global priorities and challenges often fall on executives’ shoulders. Leaders, therefore, need to adapt their executive roles with new ways of thinking to make room for such changes. This leadership course equips you with tools needed to expand your ability to lead, motivate and achieve business objectives, enhance your global perspectives and empower you to formulate strategic goals. Over the course of 7 months, you’ll learn new techniques and management skills and will be equipped to:
- Appreciate a global perspective and understanding of global markets
- Employ cognitive strategies to appraise systems and consider emergent futures
- Employ adaptive thinking to support strategic leadership decisions
- Deploy creative workforce strategies to enhance diversity and organisational performance
- Collaborate and integrate business knowledge, skills and professional networks to enhance your career
- Develop ethical reasoning in determining the role of business in society
What our learning partners had to say
The EDP presented a new opportunity, and a new challenge to learn and expand my skillset. It has served as a platform for me to make great strides in my career, and I believe it positively contributed to my recent promotion.Adrian Tiplady
Top EDP Student 2019
The EDP has reenergized my leadership style and helped me with tools to make more effective decisions. This course allowed me to get out from my comfort zone and change employment to a global firm. My key take away was understanding myself and my role in society in any leadership position.Dhiren Maharaj
I believe the course was an absolute mind opener; it certainly gave me insights into asking questions with a difference and phrasing the questions to get a more overall inclusive answer. Nothing stands in isolation and hence the need to understand the collective. This has helped tremendously with the startup of my own business. On a personal level, the reflection everyday has become an excellent habit and tool for me and I still practice reflection and advocate it. I really believe I came out a better version of myself after completing the EDP and I am using a lot of what was taught in my own business.Eddie du Plessis
I live and work by EDP lessons and experiences. Whenever I see a shortfall in the way a manager operates in the organization that I work for, I encourage him or her to complete USB-ED’s EDP. The good thing about the EDP experience is that it does not only apply to a workplace; it is a recipe for success in life generally.Goememang Baatlholeng