Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) is partnering with Lagos Business School (LBS), a leading provider of executive education in Africa, to deliver an intensive Strategic Business Development Programme for Analysts, Associates, and Senior Associates. The Strategic Business Development Programme (SBDP) is borne out of the need to invest in employees, preparing them for enhanced management responsibilities. The objective of the programme is to introduce participants to core business principles and skills in general management functions, supporting them in taking their performance to a higher level. The SBDP will deliver relevant subject issues and powerful tools that they can apply in the workplace.
The programme comprises seven key modules/themes: Fundamentals of Business Leadership (Introduction); Personal Mastery and Leadership; Strategic Management in the Financial Sector and Risk Management; Fundamentals of Finance & Basic Accounting; New Product Development; Customer Relationship Management and an Action Learning Project.
With a minimum of four sessions per module, the SBDP will run as follows: Module 1 - 6: Six days of intensive and interactive sessions (staggered over 3Fridays & 3Saturdays. Module 7: Action Learning Assignment Project.
The programme will be delivered by a team of experts with relevant academic and industry experience and will offer an immersion into the knowledge and competencies for effective leadership. Through case studies, lectures, classroom discussions, working sessions and peer group learning, participants will learn how to leverage leadership skills to deliver value to their organisation's internal and external constituencies. A strong emphasis will be laid on the applicability of concepts, practices, tools and frameworks to the Nigerian business environment, particularly the financial sector.