The Black Management Forum (BMF) said today it will now offer a Harvard Business program to all its members.
The BMF said the acquisition of this e-learning tool is an implementation of the organization’s vision to be the foremost organization in the development and empowerment of managerial leadership primarily amongst black people. The initiative could be seen as sign of things to come under the new BMF leadership. The new leadership, featuring Bonang Mohale as president has promised to shape the BMF into a management program driven organization and make it less of a political animal.
The BMF said the initiative was part of the partnership with Harvard Business Publishing, represented by the LRMG Performance Agency. The partnership was designed to launch a new initiative to help members to develop their managerial and leadership skills by using world classHarvard ManageMentor eLearning courses.
The organisation added that the BMF’s HarvardManageMentor is a practical and engaging online resource for fostering management skills and applying them on the job immediately. It contains 44 modules that address specific business issues using scenarios, videos and interactive exercises. These modules range from soft to technical skills. “These programmes are at the core of BMF’s mandate and are ideal for black managers at all levels who face a variety of business challenges on a daily basis,” said Nicholas Maweni, Managing Director of BMF.
The BMF said its members’ will have access to these training tools from the comfort of their own offices or homes. The modules are fully accredited by Harvard University and members will receive certificates upon completion. The completion criteria for the courses are that 70% of the content is navigated and a minimum score of 80% is achieved in the post assessment.
“Building and refining management ability to effectively apply both hard and soft skills on the job is essential and directly affects organizational performance,” said Maweni.