Deadline: 2 May 2016
The advanced international training programme Strategic Business Management (SBM) aims to prepare the participant and his/her company to face challenges and to benefit from opportunities in the changing business environment for sustainable and profitable growth. The SBM training programme for entrepreneurs is closely linked to Sida’s Private Sector Growth Strategies training programme (PSGS) for key public officials. Your input as an entrepreneur will be extremely important in the development of a common action plan for private sector development.
The overall objective is to contribute to the development of a vibrant and sustainable private sector, seeking to strenghten collaboration between the private and public sectors, for better functioning markets and improved integration in world trade.
The SBM programme is expected to provide:
- knowledge and skills to enhance the growth and success of ones own business,
- insight into how to stimulate private sector development in participant’s country,
- capacity and tools to actively contribute to the development of a Common Action Plan for private sector development in your country. This plan will be developed together with the participants in the linked Private Sector Growth Strategies (PSGS) programme.
- The SBM programme is intended for business leaders from small and medium-sized businesses in eligible countries.
- To be selected you must have the potential to act as a change agent in your own business and also at a national level. You should be either:
- CEO or top manager of a small or medium size enterprise, or
- Manager of a significant and distinct department at a large enterprise with its own profit responsibility.
- The top five applicants from each target country will be selected.
- Networking and exchanging knowledge and experience are key components in the programme.
How to Apply
- The application must include a recent photo and all information and attachments specified in the application form.
- The application must be approved by the highest authority within the organisation.
- A brief description of the suggested Organisational Action
- Plan, explaining its intentions and importance in relation to private sector development in your country, is an essential part of your application. This signed plan will confirm your organisation’s commitment.
- The application must be submitted both as a soft copy and as a hard copy.
- The soft copy must be a scanned version of the hard copy, and must include the required signatures and photo as well as all attachments.
- The soft copy must be sent by email whereas the hardcopy must be submitted by post.
For more information, please visit Strategic Business Management.