Head of Procurement
Nestlé Southern African Region
Leadership (3 days+)
The Leadership teaching is spread out over a longer period than the other modules listed here. The learnings are applied to the participant's personal situation, with assignments on "Leading change," "Understanding personal difference and leveraging diversity," "Creating your personal leadership vision," and "Perfecting the coaching conversation." Participants characterize their own leadership style, understand their own strengths and development needs, and develop a personal development plan.Teaching method: lecture and dicussion, case studies, self-examination, group work, and webinar meetings.
Organization (3 days)
Concepts of organizational design theory and the process-driven organization in practice. How business processes impact performance. The arguments pro and contra business process reengineering, as well as the methodology and instruments for its implementation. Strategic management control, including the Balanced Scorecard.Teaching method: lecture and discussion, case studies, group work.
Accounting, Finance & Controlling (4 days)
An overview of controlling, and its interfaces to accounting and finance, the structure of financial statements (especially the balance sheet and income statement). How to apply financial ratios to support decision-making and solve corporate problems. Become familiar with capital budgeting criteria (NPV), learn what financial instruments are traded on capital markets, CAPM model, learn the concepts necessary to perform a business valuation.
Teaching method: lecture and discussion, group work.
Innovation Management (3 days)
Understand technology as a basic entrepreneurial resource unit subject to active management. Review of tools available to manage technology and innovation. Contrasting the use of innovation to cost-cutting as a way out of recession.
Teaching method: lecture and discussion, invited speakers, group work.
Information Management (2 days)
Understand how strategy, processes and information systems relate to one another. How can companies benefit from emerging information technologies? What are the current trends? How are other companies exploiting these technologies? What are the risks and returns?
Teaching method: lecture and discussion, group case work.
Negotiations (2 days)
Review different styles of conflict resolution. Improve preparation for various decision-making situations. Effectively apply conversation and questioning techniques. Recognize strategies and tactics of other parties. Understand the mediation process and expand personal negotiation skills.
Teaching method: lecture and discussion, exercises and role play.