Twenty-nine middle managers at Capricorn Group graduate
The second cohort of student employees at the Capricorn Group graduated after they completed a Management Development Programme offered by the University of Stellenbosch Business School this week in Windhoek.
The 29 graduates, who were selected from all the Capricorn Group subsidiary companies, completed eight modules over a seven month period ranging from Essentials of Managerial Finance to Systems Thinking with a focus on Strategy Formulation and Implementation; and Project Planning.
Their last assignment before graduating was to pitch their final presentations to a select panel of subject experts from Capricorn Group and Bank Windhoek on the topic of their Business Development Action Learning (BDAL) project.
The team that scored the highest for their combined BDAL presentation and document was ‘Blink’, consisting of the following members: Rina Haipare (Operational Risk Analyst, Enterprise Risk Management), Glenda Visagie (Senior Collateral Officer, Ondangwa Branch), Tarina Biewenga (Marketing and Communication Officer, CIH-CAM), Imogene Cloete (Manager: Credit, Karasburg Branch) and Alfons Shilongo (Officer: Business Development Bancassurance, Product Channel Insurance & Sales).
“The biggest benefit from this programme was the skills gained to create and implement strategies that can add real value to the business,” said Tarina Biewenga, Marketing and Communications Officer at Capricorn Asset Management, who scooped the Directors Award presented by USB as the top scoring student.
This programme is one of the ways in which the Group strives to increase the capacity of its middle managers, which the Group believes are core catalysts of change, forming that vital link between frontline employees and the executive team. Capricorn Group started with this programme in October 2018 and had its second intake in February 2019.
“Human capital and the quality of leadership, more than any other single factor, determine the success or failure of any organisation. Therefore, the Group realised that to maintain a high quality of leadership it is of utmost importance to continuously seek and develop the leaders within our organisation,” said Bank Windhoek’s Managing Director, Baronice Hans.
Caption: Graduates along with Capricorn Group and Bank Windhoek executives, celebrate after much work and dedication.