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Comprehensive Management

Future Managers Development Programme (FMDP)

  • Price from: R22 425 incl VAT
Course modalities & Duration:
  • Online - 20 weeks



Young, dynamic graduate interns and other talented employees must be upskilled and groomed to ensure that their talent is retained, their performance is optimised, and their potential is unleashed. However, four obstacles typically disrupt the managerial development of these talented emerging leaders:​

1. A lack of self-awareness and understanding as to who they are and what they want. As such, they struggle to discover and unleash the leader within.​

2. A lack of understanding as to their role in business, the wider business environment, and the many spokes in the wheels of business. As such, they struggle to “fit” into the world of work and focus too narrowly on their own responsibilities and outcomes - subsequently neglecting the bigger picture.​

3. A lack of knowledge, skills, and experience in business communication. As such, many written and verbal communication mishaps can hamper their career advancement, and their relationship-building efforts may suffer at the hands of poor interpersonal communication.​

4. A lack of development in leadership skills, which often results in premature career advancement, along with a haphazard and poorly managed career trajectory. Research suggests that more than 40% of young talented future managers are promoted within the first year, whilst almost a third suffer from a major career crisis point with a subsequent resignation, dismissal, demotion or career change. Many of these crisis points include personal wellness threats like burnout or mental health disorders.

It is the responsibility of the organisation and its leaders to equip young, dynamic graduate interns, talented employees, and future managers with the skills necessary to lead themselves, navigate the business environment, communicate effectively, develop leadership capabilities, and manage their careers. Let’s set our future managers up for success - not failure.

The Future Managers Development Programme (FMDP) helps graduate interns, young talent, and other emerging leaders in an organisation to understand and embrace self-leadership, position themselves within the broader business environment, expand their understanding of management and leadership, enhance professional communication, and manage their career development plan pro-actively. It complements existing graduate programmes which mostly focus on in-house company-related matters and practical exposure through job rotation. The programme is structured around five modules, each of which equips potential future managers with critical skills for performing in a new world of work.

Who is this course for?

The programme is targeted at young talented employees, graduate interns, emerging leaders, future managers, or self-directed specialists who are embarking on a career in business. The programme is well-suited to participants in industries and businesses where technologically enabled, self-driven learning is not only possible, but encouraged.

Why choose this course?

This programme aims to help participants understand who they are within the broader business environment. It also aims to enhance their communication and leadership abilities to ensure employee engagement, high performance, the proactive management of a long and fulfilling career, and potential realisation

  • Illustrate how the principles and practices of self-leadership impact you at work.
  • Discuss personal mastery and resilience in a personal and organisational context.
  • Apply basic principles and practices to enhance managerial decision making
  • Outline how your organisation is positioned in context of the macro business environment.
  • Outline the micro business environment related to your organisation and job role.
  • Describe how the 4th Industrial Revolution / digital world of work, culture, and change impacts your organisation and job role.
  • Illustrate the role of fundamental business communication skills.
  • Discuss the theories, styles, and skills of management in the context of your own job role and future management career goals.
  • Describe your job and career goals in relation to the basics of career management.
  • Outline how personal wellness and development factors will be managed in your career.

Admission requirements

  • Matric Certificate or equivalent
  • Basic level English (reading, writing, and speaking)
  • Intermediate computer and internet-usage skills
  • Access to computer and stable internet

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