Thursday, 19 September 2013

Management Development Institute Course

Congratulations to the Keiskamma team who won a Management Development Institute (MDI) scholarship for Managers and Leaders of Health Care Organisations.

Thabang Meslane, Leanne Brady, Noluvo Xhotyeni, Unathi Meslane, Kali Bechtold from Keiskamma Trust and Sister Nozuko Mange from Norah Clinic attended the intensive 7 day course run by the University of Cape Town's Graduate School of Business and the University of California, Los Angeles.

The training included the following topics: Organisational Planning, Financial Management, Leadership and HR Management, Program Monitoring and Evaluation, Operations Management and Social Marketing.

Competing against over a hundred applicants, they were the only successful South African team and joined participants from Botswana, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, and Namibia. The course was a fantastic opportunity to share experience (both challenged and successes) as well as learn a range of valuable skills.

The course was also used to develop a community health improvement project (CHIP) aimed at strengthening the PMTCT services at Norah clinic through a community health worker initiative and the team is looking forward to implementing this program over the next year! 

Thabang Meslane, Kali Bechtold, Unathi Meslane, Leanne Brady, Sister Nozuko Mange and Noluvo Xhotyeni