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New Managers’ Development Programme (NMDP)

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The NMDP focuses on developing a participant’s skills and knowledge by enhancing their management and leadership competencies. It equips them with the confidence and the capabilities to respond effectively to current and future business challenges.


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

Who should attend

This course is best suited to supervisors, team leaders, aspiring managers or those taking on management roles for the first time.


Fredelene Elie is a faculty member of USB-ED, psychologist, business and neuro-leadership coach, external facilitator, consultant and lecturer. Her fields of interest are neuro-leadership; working with teams; personal mastery; emotional, cultural and relationship intelligence; and strategic manag...
Hans Kuilman began his career in 1976 as an Industrial Engineer at ISCOR before moving to Pretoria Portland Cement (PPC). He has been a Production Manager at Coalequip and General Manager of AECI. He began consulting in 1982 for EMS before becoming a full-time Consultant in 2001. Areas of exper...
Richard is a leading business professional with more than 17 years experience in various businesses – 13 of them in the financial services industry. At the age of 26 he was Chief Financial Officer of FNB Corporate for a period of 5 years and then spent six years as Chief Operating Officer of FNB’...


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