Middle managers at local higher education institutions were recently recognized by the Cape Higher Education Consortium (CHEC) for successfully completing the Creating the Leading Edge (CLE) programme.
CLE is a comprehensive management development programme based on the essential competencies all leaders and managers need.
Several managers from CPUT completed all the core modules in 2015, along with a number of managers from universities in the Western Cape.
Speaking at the certificate handover ceremony, Dr Chris Nhlapo, CPUT’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research, Technology Innovation and Partnerships says he is impressed with the programme.
“We work as a team, we compete but collaborate when necessary,” says Nhlapo.
Advocate Noleen Leach, Head of the Unit for Applied Law at CPUT is one of the CPUT staff members who completed the programme.
Leach says it empowered her with valuable skills in the areas of financial management, labour law as well as project management.
The CLE programme consists of eight core modules as well as several elective modules.
Managers who do not wish to attend all the core modules, may enroll for any number of modules subject to their development needs.
Eighty-six managers in the region have completed the core modules in the last five years, while CHEC has issued 3 371 certificates for modules completed in the 13 years the CLE programme has been running.