Printing SA has announced module dates for the Business Management Development Programme (BMP) and Management Development Programme (MDP) courses, which are offered through the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) Professional Development Hub building. The Management Development Programme will be run from Cape Town and the Business Management Programme will run from Johannesburg.
'The Printing SA partnership with Wits aims to develop leaders who can take the printing and packaging industry to greater heights,' said Steve Thobela, Printing SA CEO.
The BMP (NQF 5) course objective is to introduce managers to business principles and provide the theoretical tools to cope with the demands of the workplace, and enhance their abilities to analyse information, complex processes and problems. This will be an overview of the business principles in the printing and packaging industries.
The MDP (NQF 7) course objective is to broaden the perspective of managers, salespeople and specialists in the printing and packaging industry whose previous experience has been mainly in a specialist area, by providing knowledge, skills and techniques that will lead to more professional management, the ability to make sound and informed decisions, increase the effectiveness of working with diversity in the workplace, and to foster awareness of economic, political and social factors affecting business management.
Both courses allow learners to attend one two-day module per month, over a period of six months. These courses are fully accredited and recognised by WITS Enterprise and Printing SA. The BMP NQF 5 and MDP NQF 7 courses are part-time and assist new managers and employees in various sectors of the Printing and Packaging industries.
The schedule is as follows:
Module 1: 13-15 March 2017.
Module 2: 10-11 April 2017.
Module 3: 15-16 May 2017.
Module 4: 12-13 June 2017.
Module 5: 17-18 July 2017.
Module 6: 14-15 August 2017.