Schulich ExecEd delivers learning program in Africa for front-line mining superintendents

Posted on December 20, 2018
Schulich ExecEd delivers learning program in Africa for front-line mining superintendents

With businesses that span the globe these days, it’s important to create in-house executive education programs that can reach staff in far-flung locations.

That’s why the Schulich ExecEd’s Custom Program team, assisted by the Centre of Excellence in Mining Leadership, found itself in West Africa, delivering a program for a client with operations in Burkina Faso.

The Perspective Program for Superintendents is a four-module program of training being offered over the next year to high-potential staff members identified by an international mining company with businesses that spans multiple continents.

The selected superintendents came from three mine sites in Burkina Faso and Guinea. The first cohort attended the first module (Leading Self), which was delivered in French, in the capital city of Ouagadougou Nov. 19-23.

The objective of the Perspective Program is to help high-potential employees develop management and leadership skills built upon company best practices. Each of the four modules is five days long and centred on specific leadership themes: Leading Self, Leading Others, Leading Business and Leading Systems.

In addition to classroom sessions, the participants will each complete a leadership self-assessment and create a personal development action plan with the support of a Schulich ExecEd coach. The participants’ managers will play an instrumental role in supporting what the participants have learned throughout the duration of the program, creating a true “Leaders Building Leaders” model.

The next module will be held in the spring of 2019.

For more information on Schulich ExecEd custom executive education programs, visit the Offerings for Organizations section. To learn more about our Centre of Excellence in Mining Leadership, visit their web page.