The New Managers’ Development Programme (NMDP) focuses on developing the skills and knowledge of a newly appointed manager, to further enhance management and leadership abilities. With this essential management training, managers will gain the confidence and capabilities required to respond effectively to current and future business challenges.
Who is this course for?
This course is best suited to supervisors, team leaders, aspiring managers or those taking on management roles for the first time.
Why choose this course?
Equip yourself with the invaluable managerial skills that go hand-in-hand with self-awareness, enhanced people management, leadership and team skills that help new managers face various situations with confidence. You will not only learn how to successfully take on this new management role, but you’ll also gain the ability to manage information overload, track and manage productivity and communicate shared goals, priorities and values effectively. Over the course of 3 months, you will be equipped to:
- Interpret and understand the changing environment of business in the context of first-line management
- Develop self-awareness in terms of own leadership, team and managerial competencies
- Apply basic principles and practices to enhance managerial decision making
- Communicate effectively in the workplace
- Plan short and long-term goals, define work objectives and delegate effectively
What our learning partners had to say
Thank you for a great NMDP course. Great presentation style with lots of opportunities to ask questions and talk about real life examples which all made for a really enjoyable and informative course. This has more than met my expectations. A wonderfully practical course - both personally and professionally.Mafemani T. Maringa
The NMDP experience has equipped me with the necessary tools of self-reflection, adding great value to my interactions with my team and within my personal relationships.Janine Faulmann
The NMDP programme opened up the way I interact with people both in the office and in general. One of the key take outs for me was; how much we have been pre-programmed as the people and how that impacts how we deal with each other – with reference to the concept “mind maps”. Now am more open minded, I take the initiative to understand from another’s point of view instead of imposing myself and this has made the interactions more seamless and progressive.Sinethemba Delanto
My experience of the NMDP has been of great value in both my development as an individual involved in community leadership; and as an industry professional. The content offered throughout this course has provided me with practical and theoretical tools that I have been able to apply in both my personal and professional life.Ernest van Sitters
I found the programme to be an eye-opener, engaging and practical from the viewpoint of an aspiring leader. It helped me further my knowledge and skills as I got to enhance my managerial skills, leadership competencies and selfawareness among other things. Above all, I am proud to have done this with one of the leading institutions in Africa.Tiiso Motswagae
The NMDP helped shape and guide my managerial and leadership skills. Personally, it added value to my communication, relationship building and emotional intelligence. Professionally, NMDP helped me to not only empower myself but my colleagues as well. It added value to my performance and critical thinking. What I realized during and after the programme was that the NMDP’s value is for a lifetime, regardless of the career a person chooses or the organization that they work in. I am excited about doing the MDP in the near future and encouraging others to do it as wellJackson Mwandla
Having completed the USB-ED’s NMDP was definitely a life changing experience for myself. Firstly I am a much more confident individually and also learnt the art of effectively influencing people through the process of positive communication in the work place . it taught me the art of enhancing team communication thereby boosting the morale of my team members. Communication skills are important if we want to build relationships within and outside our organizations. It is one skill that not only helped me become successful in my professional life but also helps us in our personal life in dealing with people and understanding them, solving problems. As communication is not only speaking, but learning to listen as well.Andre Hayes
The NMDP course has added immense value to my life, both personally and professionally. I have learnt a great deal of skills which have been implemented and are positively contributing to a more efficient version of myself. I would highly recommend this course to working professionals looking to better themselves.Warda Gertse