CBS programmes are all done part-time in modules minimising the time participants are away from their workplace. They focus on putting an action learning 'envelope' around the client's strategy and implementation plans, operational productivity and people performance particularly in civil services, infrastructure and private sector organisations worldwide.
Leadership & Organisational Transformation
CBS faculty have been chief officers in major public sector organisations and have conducted action learning programmes in the civil services of the UK, Malawi, Botswana, Ghana, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. These action learning leadership and organisational development programmes are now aimed at top managers and politicians.
CBS faculty have worked on projects in the developing world as project directors and engineers. Their experience suggests the need is to improve the cost, quality and delivery of projects and to develop local staff. Our programmes recognise the importance of infrastructure to a nation's wealth-creating capacity. Our programmes begin at the top with ministers defining and implementing the infrastructure strategy with their chief directors.
CBS faculty have been directors of companies which have contributed to the private sector becoming the engine of growth in economies. This is our aim in developing economies.
Our view is that leadership can be LEARNT within a specific organisational context designed to create challenges which force people out of their comfort zones into an environment where they're encouraged to learn from their mistakes and successes and where their behaviour and values are challenged.
Countries recognise the huge skills gap at all levels from craft up to senior management. Our approach is to use our IN-PROJECT methods to close these gaps by creating action learning training academies within specific projects. Our 66 in-company programmes have developed participants' technical and managerial skills which have led to diploma and masters qualifications. Through our collaborative agreement with City and Guilds we now feature the development of craftsmen and technicians.