University of Stellenbosch Business School

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Mar 9—Jun 26, 2020
15 daysModules info
Cape Town, South Africa
ZAR 85200 ≈USD 6001
ZAR 5680 per day
Mar 30—Jul 17, 2020
15 daysModules info
Johannesburg, South Africa
ZAR 85200 ≈USD 6001
ZAR 5680 per day
May 11—Aug 21, 2020
15 daysModules info
Cape Town, South Africa
ZAR 85200 ≈USD 6001
ZAR 5680 per day
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About the course

The Senior Management Development Programme (SMDP) is a cutting-edge senior management course that broadens managers’ worldviews, with empowering resilience in a dynamic business environment. Become equipped with a design mindset and explore strategic management concepts around innovation, collaboration, organisational change and business agility in a complex world.


In a rapidly changing environment, organisations are being exposed to a completely new way of working. Over the course of 6 months, this senior management training will empower you with the tools to:

  • Develop leadership thinking
  • Explore strategic concepts and integrative strategy
  • Evaluate new frameworks and tools to support sustainable business
  • Interpret the challenges of globalisation and its effect on business
  • Assess and report on the financial viability of organisations
  • Develop foresight and navigate shifts in organisational forms
  • Determine the importance of changing business models
  • Formulate strategies for customer value creation using design thinking
  • Apply project management tools and techniques to plan and execute projects efficiently and effectively
  • Interpret and demonstrate the relationship between various strategic, operational and leadership themes

Who should attend

The SMDP course is best suited for senior managers from any industry who are interested in developing a strategic leadership mindset and acquiring the ability to sense and respond to new business models.

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Sulet van Niekerk

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Gerhard Boonzaaier

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Hans Kuilman

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...


Gené van Heerden

Gené has been in the education field most of her professional life. Her area of interest is that of marketing and communication, her research interests are specifically in the area of new media, digital and engaging customers in these spaces. She obtained her experience primarily at three terti...


Kery-Lee Boucher

Kery-Lee Boucher CA(SA) has over 20 years commercial experience, much of it in the financial services industry. Kery has assisted multinational companies with integrated reporting issues, improvement of measurement and various financial strategic and reporting solutions. She is also the owner and...


Jacques van Zyl

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Clive Howe

Clive has developed the ec@ps strategic planning methodology which is a simple one page strategic plan that is executed through an on-line web based system. This allows for easy understanding and effective execution of any strategy. He has written 2 books on the process and has facilitated many ...


Martin Butler

Martin Butler is a Senior Lecturer at the Stellenbosch University Business School (USB) and a Research Associated at the Institute for Future Studies (IFR). He holds an Electronic Engineering degree from the University of Pretoria, an MBA (Cum Laude) from the USB and is studying towards a PhD, ex...


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