Aims of CBS

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  • Draw attention to the limited impact of traditional classroom-based capacity building and change programmes and replace them with customised, work-based, problem solving, action learning programmes which lead to observable and sustainable improvements in organisation and individual performance through integrating learning into day-to-day management activities.
  • Help countries develop a 'critical mass' of competent and committed leaders able to define and implement their national, ministerial and company strategic plans via action learning leadership programmes for politicians, the management teams of the Heads of Civil Services and the senior managers of ministries, SOEs and companies.
  • Help countries define their infrastructure strategies, improve the performance of their ministries, implement their major projects and develop a locally appropriate model of project delivery. This to be set within action learning envelopes aimed at ensuring cost, quality and delivery excellence, learning from the experience of doing this and passing this knowledge onto other projects.

Cascade the National Development and ministry plans through action learning programmes which deliver improved organisation performance and individual competence and commitment.

  • This approach features improving the leadership and overall performance of the water, sanitation, power, construction, ports, roads, health care, education, local government, agricultural, manufacturing and other sectors. This also features developing the management of projects funded traditionally or via PPPs.
  • This focus on project management includes creating a leadership academy on each project which features the development of management and engineering skills up to the most senior level and contributes to developing the national vocational education strategy.
  • Help improve the effectiveness and efficiency of private sector organisations with emphasis on the leadership of senior managers, productivity, people management and learning particularly in the manufacturing, hospitality and utility sectors. Feature job creation and the corporate social responsibility of companies.