The Botswana Confederation of Commerce and Industry (BOCCIM) is to host a four-day workshop to promote visionary leadership, critical planning and change, as well as productivity at the height of the current economic challenges sparked by the global credit crunch that started in the United States of America.
The four-day workshop under the theme “Succeeding in Today’s Challenging World: The Manager” aims to empower companies and businesses people with the tools to run a secure and profit oriented enterprise while at the same time giving due consideration to the needs and welfare of their employees.
It will start on Tuesday running through to Friday in Gaborone.
Gaamangwe Mathame, Public Relations Officer at BOCCIM, said, “The workshop is a motivational and highly interactive one designed to re-equip new and incumbent supervisors with the necessary skills and tools for effective supervision.”
Mathame added that the forum will also provide an opportunity for participants to share experiences and exchange views with colleagues, over and above learning from those who have now been elevated to even higher positions of responsibility.
Union management relations, returning the employee’s focus to the job and Supervising for Results, are some of the competencies intended to be imparted on the participants. In addition a presentation on the “required competencies for a new supervisor” will be made, and a stimulating discussion on the Code of Good Practice-Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, is set to form part of the package.
A number of other equally educational presentations are expected to be made by various imminent guests arranged by the country’s only national centre for employers’ organizations in Botswana .
The Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank of Botswana , David Cutting is scheduled to officiate on the first day, whereas Stuart White, a Consultant at HRMC is listed for the second part of the event.
An invitation is extended to a wide range of companies to send delegates to gain from this mammoth initiative.
Presentations on the topics will be made by men of reputable background on the specified areas, who have previously served in various capacities.
Further, Mathame indicated that it is in the practice of BOCCIM to regularly encourage their member organizations and companies in general to keep up to the dictates of the market, where possible by empowering them with the requisite tools to stand the “tide” and overcome the challenges.