The successful manager should be able to induce change management processes in institutions. Therefore, the aim of this course is to allow participants to contribute to change in their chosen institution or area of influence and to use the new knowledge and skills acquired through other courses of the programme.
The selected project must meet the professional interests of the participant and the needs of the institution he/she is working for. It is strongly recommended that participant’s seek approval from the employer before embarking on the proposed project. We are aware that this may not always be possible. The course coordinators will support participants upon request in discussions with their employer.
To determine the value and feasibility of a proposed project, participants should consider the following questions:
- To what extent is the project right for my chosen institution/environment?
- Does this project offer any opportunities to expand or develop my professional sphere?
- Will the institution accept this proposal and if so, is the institution able or willing to back this project?
- How will the institution benefit from the implementation of the project?
The project topic must be narrow enough so that the task can be managed within the given time frame and with the resources available at the workplace; though the problem area identified might be much bigger.